Welcome to the October edition of Songful Style! Hosted by myself, Shelbee (Shelbee on the Edge) and Marsha (Marsha in the Middle), Songful Style is a collaboration featuring outfits inspired by songs. We’re also inviting anyone who would like to join us to post their own outfits in the link-up below. It doesn’t matter from what angle the song inspires the outfit—it can be from the lyrics, the title, the tune itself, the album cover, or even the music video. Last month, our song was A Thousand Years by Christina Perri chosen by me. This month, our Songful Style song was chosen by Shelbee, and it is Meet Virginia by Train (scroll right down to the bottom to read the lyrics).
Meet Virginia is a classic tune that’s just fun to listen to. The lyrics paint a vivid picture of a unique and intriguing character named Virginia. So, I was excited to dive into this song and create a style that captures its essence.
I had wanted to wear something a bit more girlie but in the end I decided to pay homage to Pat Monahan’s signature style instead. I’m sporting skinny black jeans (Levi’s), a v-neck black tee (Mango), a blue denim jacket (Primark), a silver necklace (a gift from my late MIL), and a pair of grungy ankle boots (Seaside). It’s a cool and edgy combo that kind of fits the vibe of the song. I also decided to wear a pair of hoop earrings because ‘Virginia’ in the video is wearing them! Also, there’s mention in the video that Virginia’s hair is always a mess, so I decided to let my hair be as natural as possible and dry it with a diffuser to give it a messier, wavier style. I actually really liked the result so that’s how I’ve been wearing it since lol! It’s slowly getting longer yay!
I must admit that the weather didn’t quite cooperate when we took these photos. It was pouring with rain, making it a bit challenging to get the shots we wanted. I even tried taking a few in the garage amidst Michael’s cars and bikes, but I guess we made it work!
Meet Virginia is one of those feel-good songs that just stays with you, and if you want to learn more about it, you can check out Shelbee’s post from earlier this month. I think it’s quite a catchy and upbeat tune. It tells a story and paints a vivid picture of Virginia, much like our fashion choices tell a story about us. It’s a fun song that’s easy to sing along to, and I’m sure it’ll make you smile.
I hope you enjoy this post inspired by “Meet Virginia” as much as I enjoyed creating it. And don’t forget to join us for the Songful Style challenge by sharing your own outfit inspired by the song in the link-up below. I can’t wait to see what stylish and creative ideas you all come up with. Next month’s song was chosen by Marsha is one I’d actually not heard of before but it’s still a good ‘un! It’s Harry Chapin’s Flowers Are Red.
Meet Virginia Lyrics
She doesn't own a dress Her hair is always a mess If you catch her stealin', she won't confess She's beautiful Smokes a pack a day Wait that's me, but anyway She doesn't care a thing about that, hey She thinks I'm beautiful Meet Virginia She never compromises Loves babies and surprises Wears high heels when she exercises Ain't that beautiful Meet Virginia Well, she wants to be the Queen Then she thinks about her scene Pulls her hair back as she screams "I don't really wanna be the queen" Her daddy wrestles alligators Mama works on carburetors Her brother is a fine mediator for the President Well, here she is again on the phone Just like me hates to be alone We just like to sit at home and rip on the President Meet Virginia, alright Well, she wants to live her life And she thinks about her life Pulls her hair back as she screams "I don't really wanna live this life" No, no No, no No, no No She only drinks coffee at midnight When the moment is not right When timing is quite unusual You see her confidence is tragic But her intuition magic And the shape of her body unusual Meet Virginia I can't wait to Meet Virginia Yeah, yeah, hey, hey, hey Well, she wants to be the queen Then she thinks about her scene Well, she wants to live her life And she thinks about her life Pulls her hair back as she screams "I don't really wanna be the queen" I, I don't really wanna be the queen I, I don't really wanna be the queen I, I don't really wanna live this