STYLE | 3 Ways to Find Style Inspiration

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March 6, 2014 by Erin C

Finding Style inspiration

I’m a big believer that in order to find your style you have to:

a) Spend a little time

b) Know where to look for inspiration

The question is, where can you find these inspirational outfits?

Luckily, I can help you there.

Here are 3 super easy places to get the style inspiration you crave:

1. Pinterest

Pinterest is definitely multi-purpose. You can pin anything from recipes, interior design and crafting ideas to beautiful photos of places, animals and celebrities. Of course, it’s also a great place to capture and organize all of your beauty, hair and  style inspiration. Here are some of the things that have sparked for me on the site:

striped red and white skirt

Love this striped red skirt

Mint polka dot skirt, with neutrals

Ditto for this gorgeous mint polka dot skirt

how to wear a pink blazer

Such a cute combination of pattern and colour.

2. Go Chic or Go Home Website

I really love the website Go Chic or Go Home. It’s an excellent place to:

  • store photos of you own clothes
  • store photos of yourself in favourite or daily outfits, and/or
  • peruse the enormous variety of looks that other people post

The only “down-side” if you see it as one, is that you have to join the site and become a member to access the looks.

Here are some my latest favourites:

Work Style,

image

Navy Striped with a pop of Colour

3) Style Blogs

There’s nothing like great, down-to-earth style blogger to translate the latest styles into budget friendly, interesting looks. You just have to find the one that has an approach to style that is similar to your own (some are fun to look at but just a little too fancy for me).

Here’s a list of my go-to blogs:

 Kendi Everyday

Kendi is probably one of the best known style bloggers out there and people follow her because she posts um…”everyday” (obviously) which keeps the inspiration coming. She’s got a talent for throwing together looks that range from casual to fancy in classic & elegant pieces that are super easy to mimic.

How to Wear a Neon Yellow Skirt

How to mix colours and patterns

Putting Me Together

What’s great about “Putting Me Together” is that Audrey shops at lower range places like Target and shows you exactly where to find the pieces (or pieces like) the ones she’s wearing. She’s also provide amazing instruction pieces like “1 piece – 3 ways” that really show you how to get mileage out of your wardrobe and rework all the pieces you have.

A lesson I’ve learned from Audrey? Coloured bottoms increase your wardrobe options exponentially.

how to wear a red blazer

Image from puttingmetogether.com

J’s Everyday Fashion

J’s blog is fantastic because she shows  you exactly how to translate photos that inspire you  into a look straight from your closet.

My one lesson from J? Inspiration photos are exactly that – inspiration. You don’t have to translate the look exactly.

Image from jseverydayfashion.com

Image from jseverydayfashion.com

Gal Meets Glam

I love this blog because I just love San Francisco (used to live there for many years) and Julia always pushes the boundaries of style. She’s also not a stick model so she makes cool looks feel really accessible, no matter your size. Bold colours and unique touches keep me coming back.

Another lesson from Julia? The best way to make a whole look seem expensive is to invest expensive pieces in the following places: shoes, bags and sunglasses.

Image from galmeetsglam.com

Sunday Crossbow

This is a great blog because Emerald has such a unique sense of style. She’s got a bit of that edge I like and inspires me to hold onto that piece of myself, even in the workplace. The only downside is that you can’t follow her by email or Facebook, which are my favourites.

Old Navy Orange Stripes, Oscar De La Renta Floral Top

Image from lookbook.nu/sundaycrossbow

Image from sundaycrossbow.blogspot.com

 

There really are so many idea  and sources out there and these are just a few of my faves. I hope they give you as much style inspiration as they give me!

Did I miss one of your favourites?

Tell me where you get your style inspiration from in the credits!

Erin

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2 thoughts on “STYLE | 3 Ways to Find Style Inspiration

  1. I agree with all of the above! I hop around from Pinterest to Bloglov’in on the weekends looking for inspiration for my work week outfits. I signed up for Go Chic or Go Home last year, but don’t use it too much. Kendi, J, Julia and Audrey are my favs to follow, I never heard of Sunday Crossbow I’ll definitely have to check her site out.

    I also love Jenny from Crazy Style Love (www.crazystylelove.com) All things sparkly and colorful and Lilly from Lilly Style (www.lillystyle.com) are also on my must follow list!

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