Thursday, April 13th, 2017
This whole exercise is the reason why neglecting to recycle my magazines for over a year was perfectly acceptable. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.
Seriously though, despite the massive pile of potential inspiration that sat in that stack of magazines, very little of it actually spoke to me. Tchotchkes just don’t float my boat.
I actually started cutting out inspiration prior to purchasing The Curated Closet, and I wasn’t looking at what I had cut out when I put together my list of things I liked from last week. I’m impressed by how much overlap there is! The colours and silhouettes are pretty close to spot on. I’d add a little more olive, cognac and taupe to the mix, and more classic denim. The absence of those items from this is reflective of the fact that they weren’t really being displayed in the magazines I had. A little more tweaking is needed.
Aside from this mood board, I thought it would be helpful to share some of the people and blogs who really nail their respective looks and inspire me in a practical sense. Some blogs I follow because they’re pretty and whimsical. Others make the fibres of my being sing. These are the latter.
Alterations Needed – I’ve been reading Kelly’s blog for years, and she’s really honed in on a go to uniform over the last two. Even though she’s heavily focussed on menswear, the cuts and proportions she chooses ensure she never loses her feminine shape. Last week when I posted that I liked feminine meets masculine without it being androgynous, this is what I was talking about.
The Anna Edit – Anna keeps a very tightly edited array of neutrals in her wardrobe, and yet I’m never bored of her outfits. They’re comfortable, effortless, relatable, and never over accessorized. She’s laid out a little cash on a few of her purses in the last couple years, but nothing about her look screams aspirational. I’d have to mix up the proportions since she’s taller than I am, but I could easily wear a lot of her outfits to work.
Also, Carolina Herrera is the boss. It’s not so much about the clothes she designs (though I would certainly love to get my hands on some of her 2017 resort collection), it’s the clothes she herself wears. Honestly, do a google image search of her name. Structured blouses tucked into skirts and pants with a propped up collar and rolled up sleeves. It’s her uniform. She’s a working woman, she has her style, and she owns it.
Who influences your personal style? Whose style do you find you gravitate towards?