I love the Divergent series by Veronica Roth, and I’ve been seeing lots of fashion blogs (or Pinterest users) posting their own takes on Divergent-inspired fashion. It’s so interesting to see how different people with different styles interpret and create looks based on their favorite books, especially one like Divergent, which is based in a futuristic, post-apocalyptic world. Since I began reading the Divergent series, I’ve been fascinated by the different factions, as well as the details that go into defining them. I’ve definitely identified with (the good aspects!) of the Erudite faction, so here’s the first of five posts on Divergent-inspired looks. For my own personal twist on Divergent-inspired fashion, I decided to add a bit of a chic, sophisticated, modern flare (I’m not quite ready to venture out and try a futuristic look just yet). The colors are signature of the Erudite faction, yet it’s a look that’s wearable and versatile. Classic pieces such as an A-line dress and a leather clutch with gold hardware detail reflect the cultivated nature of the Erudite faction, but pieces such as black tights, suede black ankle boots, and a tan leather jacket give the look some edge. Jewelry details can also add subtle nods to the Erudite faction–in this look, the bird on the gold midi ring resembles an eagle, considered by many to be a symbol of perspicacity. The key pendant could also symbolize the unlocking of new ideas, as the Erudites are known to do.