If you’ve checked out my Instagram or follow me, you may know I’m quite keen on copying looks I love. See exhibits A (courtesy Chic Street Style and Organize.Shop.Style), B (courtesy My Pinterest Closet) and C (Chic Street Style again).
As you see, I tend to gravitate toward one of my favorite bloggers, Brenna from Chic Street Style. She has a great eye for putting things together in a practical way, but usually with a unique, yet approachable twist. Not to mention, many of her looks are made up of affordable pieces for the average woman.
So, I decided to make a week out of copycat looks. It’s so much easier for me to see someone else’s outfit and say, “Hey! That looks really cute!” and try to re-create it…than to try and come up with an original look all my own.
Although I do get inspired to try new things and stumble across some successes. Exhibit D.
My look has earned 52 likes and counting–that’s a lot for me, but not so much for many of the people I follow. I see people layering chambray tops all the time, so I decided to layer my chambray dress! A perfect look for fall!
One thing that is consistent in many of my copycat looks: layering. When I worked at Banana Republic and we had to dress “icons” (I guess BR is too sophisticated to call them “mannequins”), visual managers were always advised to “elevate” the look. Layer! Pop the collar! Accessorize! And all of the advice is so true! The ensemble just looks more polished, complete and “confident” (as confident as an inanimate object can be).
So, in the next few days I will be scouring the likes of Instagram and Pinterest, searching for my next targets. I will be a serial copycat fashionista.
At the end of the week next week, I’ll compile pics of all my copycat looks for you. If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll surely get a sneak peek.