Wednesday, January 12, 2011

That Polka Dot Feeling

Daily Outfit: 1/12/2011

The Breakdown:
  • Navy polka dot blouse - thrifted
  • Brown boyfriend cardigan - Old Navy
  • Trouser jeans - Banana Republic
  • Burnt orange cashmere scarf - Nordstrom
  • Cognac belt - Gap
  • Cognac mary jane wedges - Corso Como - Piperlime
Today's outfit was inspired by this outfit of Kendi's on Kendi Everyday. Kendi and I are practically twins, no?  Well, maybe not exactly.  But, my outfit was inspired by hers.  I just chose to go with polka dots (I find them irresistible) and with a scarf instead instead of a necklace.  Oh, and the shoes are different, but, still Kendi's is the outfit I thought of when I put mine together.  To me the outfits feel similar.

That is usually what I do when I recreate an outfit that was inspired by someone or something else.  I go with a feeling.  I have just flat out copied outfits (you'll see one tomorrow), but usually it's a feeling that I'm trying to recreate.  I take what I liked (most) about the inspiration outfit (in this case, it was the navy and the brown together that appealed to me) and then I make them my own.  I add polka dots, or a scarf, or a different shoe.  That way my outfits still represent who I am.

What about you guys?  Do you guys ever take inspiration from the outfits of others?