You guys, contrary to what you may think from the photo above, I am not a Clemson fan. I don’t hate Clemson, I just wouldn’t call myself a “fan.”
NOW, on to the topic at hand: I definitely am not one to be a “fashion copycat” – not that I think being a “fashion copycat” is bad, at all, but I like to think that I have my own style. I like to look at trends, styles, fashions and see how I can make them my own – you know, put my own twist on things. In the hopes that I, in turn, can inspire someone else to take that same style I wore and make it their own.
BUT, one thing I have loved doing is looking at what some of my favorite fashion bloggers or other style inspirations are doing – colors they’re putting together, fabrics, patterns, cuts, etc.
Well, Christine Andrew over at Hello Fashion is definitely one of those women. I LOVE her style. It’s so simple, yet feminine, classic, and FUN. And I LOVE the way she uses color in her looks.
So, here’s my recreation of Christine’s look (pictured above). What do you think?
I loved the purple and orange in the look, so I pretty much kept that the same. I didn’t have an orange necklace, but I loved that my bag had purple, orange, and TEAL in it, so I pulled the teal out of the bag and popped on my teal bubble necklace.
I also kept the nude / blush flats the same as in Christine’s photo – when you’re wearing that many colors, you wanna keep your footwear neutral as the attention should NOT be on your shoes.
I also LOVE my Jean Jacket. If you’ve followed my blog for awhile, you’re aware of this fact. I’ve had this jean jacket for close to 10 years and I STILL wear it all the time. I love how it can tone down an outfit. Now, I didn’t wear it much that day because it is getting HOT in North Carolina, but I wanted you to at least see how much I love the way it can tone down the outfit.
- Purple Blouse: Thrifted ($3 – last seen worn here, Similar here)
- Shorts: JCrew Factory Outlet, 5″ Chino ($22 on sale! YES! FINALLY! Similar here)
- Necklace: JCrew via Hong Kong via eBay (last seen worn here, here)
- Flats: Fab’rik Chapel Hill ($10 on sale, Spring 2012, Last seen worn here, Exact ones here)
- Patchwork Purse: JCrew Factory, circa Summer 2007 (Similar here)
- Jean Jacket: LOFT, circa forever ago (Similar here)
- Sunnies: Dollar store, yo.
So yeah, what do you think? How would you wear this? How would YOU make it your own? Where do you look for inspiration?
xoxo, all for now.
“12 Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already arrived at my goal, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. 13 Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, 14 I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.” -Philippians 3:12-14