STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Inspiration Education

Style Advice of the Week

“I have nothing to wear.” Every Fashionista/o has been there. There are just some days when every piece in your closet seems dull, boring and out-of-date. Trends are constantly going in and out of style, and sometimes in the weird, in-between seasons it’s difficult to find something that’s comfortable and in vogue.

On those days when I’m feeling totally uninspired, I resort to checking out the latest posts my favorite fashion bloggers, like Kristina Bazan from Kayture and Aimee Song from Song of Style. Seeing how they put pieces together and how they combine trends inspires me to do the same with what I already having hanging in my closet. I also love re-blogging my favorite photos on Tumblr, from runway looks to the coolest street style snaps, keeping a collection of them on my own page. I get my inspiration via my blogs and RSS feed, but inspiration lies in everything; from films like Breakfast at Tiffany’s to cities like Paris. For this Fashionista, inspiration lies in music.

Listing Vampire Week, Lana Del Rey and Haim as her current obsessions, this Fashionista loves music and is always in the know of the latest releases in the music industry. She draws inspiration from her favorite artists, incorporating their personas and styles in her every day wear.

This Fashionista paired a black skater skirt with a soft, blush colored blouse tucked it in to define her waist. She kept her ensemble professional for class with a black blazer, where she also cuffed the sleeves to show the interior, white fabric. Layering to keep warm in the chilly temperatures, she wore a pair of fun and colorful patterned leggings that provided an interesting twist to an otherwise basic outfit, inspired by the ladies of Haim. She also wore a pair of tan combat boots that perfectly tied together her whole look.

For fashion designers, it’s from the drawing board to the runway. For me, it’s from Pinterest or Tumblr to the streets. For this Fashionista, it’s from her favorite jams to UT’s campus. Inspiration is essential for refining your own personal style, so keep your eyes (and ears) open to inspiration; it can find you anywhere.

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