My closet doors are plastered with magazine pages, newspaper cutouts and various advertisements. Most frequently featured on this mural is the lovely Kate Moss, a woman whose style I admire very much. When getting dressed in the morning for class, I always ask myself, “What would Kate wear?” For class, it is important to dress professionally and conservatively, but the real challenge is being able to incorporate influences from Kate without compromising my own personal taste.
Describing her style as “Bettie Page if she listened to the Rolling Stones,” this Fashionista epitomizes self-expression through fashion. By taking inspiration from pop culture and music, this Fashionista reworked those influences into something that can easily be translated into a modern day wardrobe without looking outdated.
Pairing a dotted mini with a chambray, pocketed shirt, this Fashionista immediately caught my eye when I saw her walking to class. Not only did she effortlessly style the chambray trend, but her eye-catching accessories made the ensemble all her own. The throwback Pan Am bag fits all her school supplies and complements the dark blue color combination while her bright red flats pull the look together while providing comfort when she walks to and from class.
Instead of stressing out about keeping up with the latest trends, combine your greatest influences with your latest obsessions to create a style all your own. Fallen in love with graphic T-shirts? Why not pair it will a flouncy midi skirt a la Grease? Doc Martens have been cool since Taylor Momsen wore them, and they would look great with a high-low hemmed dress.
This week, embrace all your favorite influential people in pop culture and incorporate them into your wardrobe. Whether it’s Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s or Gwen Stefani during her No Doubt days, pull style inspiration from your favorites and put yourself in their clothes.