Jeans + Navy Sweater + Nude Flats
Happy day, reader dear!
I’m SO excited to be launching into another year of Copycat Style!
Why?, you might ask?
Because even an image professional needs inspiration sometimes!
Copycat style is a little series that began in January of 2020 and took on a life of its own. I felt like my style was getting a little stale and some inspiration to try something new was in order. (Yes, it was part of a New Year’s resolution.)
I thought, Why not try some different looks from Pinterest (and elsewhere) and share how to take those ideas and make them work for my body shape, coloring, lifestyle and wardrobe. So I did! And it took on a life of its own…
Just to clarify, these copycat looks come from my own wardrobe. There’s no outfit buying and returning going on to make these work. If I buy, it’s because I want to add an item to my wardrobe and it’s passed the test.
I’m not duplicating an outfit or a look. I’m taking looks and copying them from my own wardrobe, with my own hand (or my own take)–hence Copycat Style.
Periodically, I remind you that if you find anything inspirational or just plain practical here on Closet Play Image, or something that you think a friend would like, please share it on social media or save it to your Pinterest boards! It’s good for me and for the blog. Thank you!
So what kind of copycatting am I getting around to this month?
I seem to be going back to the first copycat style post! (From December 2019, BEFORE I knew it was going to become a series. Oh, the things we don’t know…)
This month’s inspo?
What elements bind these looks?
Navy Sweater, Jeans, Relaxed Hair
What elements do I prefer from each?
I like the touches of red/wine in the middle and last photo. I prefer the nude flats in the last image, or the light shoes in the middle. I like the faded jeans from our first stylista. I love the big earrings in the first and last images. A plain outfit NEEDS something! Like that flower. I NEED that flower!
What do I not want?
I’ll skip the all neutrals first look; give me some color! Black pumps are too dark and heavy for my taste. I’m not feeling the love for the belt in the middle; give me a little slouch this time around. And some flats.
What do I own to work with?
Round 1: During my 12X12, my choices were obviously quite limited, but I made do!
Navy Sweater, Levi’s 501 Originals (Button Fly FOREVER!) and my Scarf (Tied into a flower-bow cross.)
The second time around, however, here’s what I was working with…
Navy Sweater, Skinny Jeans, Flower Brooch
How did it turn out?
The second round looks more like the last inspiration pic… But I don’t think I’m done playing with this look! I think I’d like the Sweater, Levi’s and Floral Brooch. (Brooches are underrated.) That will be the next iteration. Keep an eye on Instagram; you should see it there sometime soon!
Some of the Deets
I’m not a fan of bracelets on both arms. They look amazing on others, but I’m not comfortable in it. I prefer to pile everything on one wrist. My issue is related to sleeve length and has to do with horizontal lines AND keeping my dominant hand free of hardware. My quirk isn’t yours, so you do what makes you happy. I was tickled to discover how to tie the scarf into a flowery bow! You need a diaper pin to hold it together, but why not?
So How About You?
Do you like all neutral outfits? Is all-neutrals your default? Which of the three inspo pics do you like best? Is this an outfit you could Copycat from your wardrobe? Do you wear bracelets/watches, etc. on both sides or only one? If you want to see how the scarf turned into a flower/bow brooch, let me know. I can pop a video up on YouTube! I love to hear from you, and saved some space on the interwebs just for you! XO