Pinterest, style blogs, and even some retailer websites are rich sources of style inspiration. But it can be frustrating when those inspiring looks won’t work for me (wrong proportions, too structured, etc.) Sometimes I’m able to break down elements of those outfits and translate them to my own style.
Perusing the Japanese clothing website that inspired my post “Rethinking Flattering,” this outfit was one that caught my eye:
What really grabbed me here wasn’t necessarily these particular pieces, but the camel-and-lavender combo, and how the woven bag added a nice bit of texture. Not long after, I spied this scarf and everything clicked into place. I was able to incorporate the color combo into my “uniform” of jeans and a soft top. While my outfit isn’t quite as simple as the one above, I’m happy with the result!
Regarding this scarf, the Nordstrom website describes it as silk but it’s actually a hand-loomed Ethiopian cotton blend, so nice and lightweight enough to wear well into Spring.
I added a signet ring with a mini Louis medallion, and pulled out this little rattan tote (similar) that I picked up last year (after being inspired by Lauren Hutton’s rattan backpack). Straw and rattan bags are a fun (and often inexpensive) way to add a touch of Spring to an outfit.
I’ve had these metallic mules for a couple of years, and yes, they are still comfortable! I love the quirky shape. (These run large, so order a full size down.)