Copycat Style January 2020
Jeans + White Shirt + Blazer + Pumps
Happy day, reader dear!
After December’s Copycat Style post, I decided to make this a monthly feature for 2020. Trying out a Copycat (or Springboard) look is one of my 2020 Style Resolutions, so I thought sharing would keep me accountable and let you know how it’s going. Over the holiday, I had some fun playing in Pinterest, and pinned quite a few looks onto my Copycat Style board. Fortunately (or un), quite a few of the looks are variations on a theme. Fortunately, because it makes it easier to determine what looks I am loving, Unfortunately, it makes it harder to Copycat a look exactly, so it’s time to Springboard that Style… I don’t want to copy three incredibly similar looks!
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What do I mean by incredibly similar? This…
What elements bind all three? Cropped jeans. Check. Grey blazer. Check. “Real” shoe. Check.
What elements do I prefer from each? The white bag. The heels. The bright red lip.
What do I not want? All the cleavage from the first two! I don’t like button front shirts. Especially tucked in, so the slouch from the last look is great. No turtleneck under my blazer, though. I’d die of heat exhaustion! A tucked collared shirts feel too mannish on me. (It may be the short hair. And there’s nothing I can do to grow out my hair for any of these looks.) Here’s how my version played out:
If you’ve been following for a while, you’ll know that I don’t like collared shirts. I thrifted this one for a Halloween costume but retrieved it from my consign pile when this Copycat/Springboard challenge came up. I love the slouchy look of an unbuttoned shirt, but not the revealing nature, so I popped a cami on underneath. I chose pumps with a squared toe to mimic that more architectural look. I could have worn my grey suede wedges or my silver pumps here, but these won out. Then, I had to add my neckerchief for color! (You know how I am about COLOR!)
All three looks are fresh-faced, but this one with the defined brow, flushed cheeks, bare eye and red lip felt just right. If you struggle to find the right red lip, you’re not alone.
I wore my Copycat outfit all day, and except for the collared shirt, I loved it! Each of my past white collared shirts that I liked had waist detailing or some other feminine touch. This does not. Part of me wants to keep trying with this shirt; I have to admit, it’s very soft and comfortable… And the other part of me says “Just let it go. Consign it!” I’d like this look better if I wore just the cami under the jacket. Or my soft drapey blush blouse. Maybe that’s the next attempt! Or the shirt with a skirt.
So, what do you think? Yay or nay to my take? Keep or consign the white shirt? Have you Copycatted or Style Springboarded (poor verb-ing of a word) any looks recently? How did it go? Were you happy with your look, or did it fall flat? Do let me know in the comments below… I love to hear from you! XOXO
Leslie Susan Clingan
Might need a gray blazer after seeing this post. So versatile. Looks so sharp with the simple white blouse and cropped jeans. I like my boyfriend jeans, which kind of offer a similar style, paired with heels.
Don’t forget a dose of color for your gorgeous eyes, Leslie! We color ladies look washed out in all neutrals…
I think you did a great job with the whole process! I like how you compared 3 similar styles and identified what you liked about each one and put your own outfit together.
Your outfit looks simple and crisp yet modern with the crops.
I think I am going to try this method out!
Glad to help, Leslie! I’ll have to keep track and see if you show one on FashionHaus!
Hi Liz, the look is great but if the white shirt does not feel like you…
Yup! It’s already back on the hook to be consigned!