I know outfit replication gets a bad rap when it comes to the ideologies that creative people follow, but honestly, I like reading a blog post that suggests an outfit formula and shows how to wear pieces I already have in my closet in a new way. I have enjoyed reading fashion/style blogs for quite some time, but especially now since I’m trying to shop my own closet for as long as I can possibly stand it, I’ve been turning to blogs a bit more to help me restyle my favorite pieces. That way, I can still feel like I’m wearing something new and exciting (to me, anyway).
If I had to pick my two favorite hot spots for style inspiration, I would choose The Mom Edit (formerly Ain’t No Mom Jeans) and Hello Fashion. I copy their featured outfits maybe more than I should, but when you find an outfit you like, why not try to recreate it? And if you really think about it, style blogs allow you to see looks that may seem a little risky for you as opposed to purchasing a risky piece and hating it.
After reading this recent post on The Mom Edit, I was inspired to look in my own closet and put an outfit together much like Shana’s. Unfortunately, I have several “matronly” cardigans in my closet, so I am looking to add longer, cocoon-shaped cardigans with a bit more weight to them much like the one featured in Shana’s post.