A month or so ago I got a really sweet e-mail from a teenage girl looking for fashion advice. She was wondering how you break that mental wall that tells you what should and shouldn't match or work together so that you can try new things without being so self conscious you just want to die.
I told her that, for one, being out of high school helps. But I also told her to copy people. Find inspiration in fashion blogs as well as in catalogs, lookbooks and whatnot. Stuff that comes easily to other people might not come easily to you but once you see someone else pull something off you kind of go, "Oh yeah! I have similar pieces. I could recreate that."
So tomorrow I want you to copy someone. Find an outfit that you loved on someone else and recreate it for yourself using stuff from your own closet. Make it work for your style and body type and make it your own. As always, Pinterest is a great source of inspiration if you're not sure where to start.
If possible, please link to your inspiration image when you blog or post your pic to the Flickr group.
After all, imitation is the most sincere form of flattery!
|Erica puts her own spin on Sterling Style's brights|
|Elaine channels a Madewell look|
|I'm inspired by an Emerson Made outfit|
|Nina takes inspiration from the stars|