There’s a woman in France who takes daily outfit photos in her bedroom. I follow her on Instagram, and one day she posted a cool mix of stripes and lace which I double-tapped immediately and tucked away in my memory banks. Some time later, I wanted to wear this lace bomber again and was immediately reminded of that French woman’s image. I put this stripe tank underneath the lace bomber, and an outfit was born.
This got me thinking…I subscribed to Vogue magazine starting around 2006, devoured every issue from cover to cover, felt inspired by the images, and collected each beautiful issue on a bookshelf. But the last time I felt inspired enough by an image in a magazine to incorporate an element into my wardrobe or personal style has been too many years to count. Instead, I now find my inspiration in blogs and Instagram accounts. I heart on Bloglovin’ or double-tap on Instagram, and those creative images give me ideas for what to do with the pieces in my own wardrobe. How amazing is it that a young woman taking snaps in her bedroom around the world whose name I don’t even know has more sway over my feelings about trends and style than traditional publications? This year, I finally canceled my subscription to Vogue.
Where do you get your fashion inspiration? Is it still from traditional fashion magazines? Has it shifted to social media? Or is it a mix of both?
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Tank Madewell (on sale)
Jeans Zara (on sale)
Shoes Givenchy (on sale)
Handbag Proenza Schouler (on sale)
Watch thanks to Daniel Wellington
Sunglasses Kate Spade (also here)
Belt Linea Pelle
Bralette Topshop (similar)
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