I love when my clients have a tinge of an idea of a style they want to rock. When I get an email with an image and the text “I want to dress like her!” my heart pitter-pats with excitement. I love a good jumping-off point, who doesn’t? It’s fun to take inspiration from a specific style and translate it to meld into your own. One client with a closetful of floral prints and skirts recently suggested she’d like to incorporate more menswear into her look, and I giggled with joy on the inside (I may have actually said “yay!” too). Because what’s more modern and fun than adding a few key structured elements to a wardrobe filled with girly flair?
An easy way to update your wardrobe without totally changing your style and emptying your bank account is to think about the trends and styles you gravitate towards. If you’re into trying preppy menswear-inspired looks, you don’t have to go all out like I have here (pixie cut and all), but just get yourself a boyish blazer or a crisp button-down and pair it with your other items. The unexpectedness is what makes it fresh and different, and can make you feel like you’ve elevated your style without hardly even doing a thing!
January 5, 2012