Hi everyone! Here is my newest article for 406 Magazine.
Hope you enjoy,
When it gets to this time of the year while the weather is as random as late night television and maybe you are tired of every piece of winter clothing you own, that little bit of inspiration for daily outfits is hard to find. I know I have really struggled the past few weeks picking out an outfit for the day and spend way to much time standing in front of my closet hoping that an outfit will jump out at me and I will suddenly be excited about my wardrobe again. Something that I do to battle the clothing blues is check out my “Style Inspiration” Pinterest board and remake an outfit from another blogger or magazine. It is so much fun to look through the pictures and “pin” pictures of outfits that you love to your board Whether it is because of a specific clothing item in the picture or you just love the style the person is wearing, you can create a board of ideas that fit you and your closet uniquely. I know it is easy for me to spend time on Pinterest pinning beautiful pictures of gowns, bathing suits and wedding dresses but sometimes it’s good to take a minute for just scouting out some everyday outfits!
I remember the first outfit I ever “pinterest copied” was of a maxi skirt and sweater combo from a blogger I adore from Tennessee (Check her out! blog name: Happily Grey). This was not long before I began my blog 114 west°. I started really enjoying the challenge of taking outfits off of Pinterest and using my own clothes to recreate a look. It has helped me many days when I do not know what to wear and I have used to it to help style photo-shoots and even help my friends. My first ever 406Woman contribution was helping Cara Lard(from Mum’s flowers) and Rachel Spray (from Rachel and Jeremiah Photography) pick their outfits and we did it using Pinterest ideas and then recreating the look we wanted with their own wardrobe. For those of you who do not have a Pinterest, what are you waiting for! Take the plunge, we won’t judge! Start a “Style Inspiration” board and spend a few minutes searching through the “women’s fashion” sections finding ideas and inspiration. If you are not interested in making a board yourself head on over to mine and steal ideas off of there!
I am using this idea of creating Pinterest style boards to offer style advice and help with senior pictures this upcoming year. I have begun working with Brooke Peterson (from Brooke Peterson Photography) creating a great package for seniors which includes free style consultation from yours truly! Don’t be intimidated, it just means that I will meet you for coffee and we will take a look at my “senior outfit ideas” Pinterest board and decide on some looks that you want to go for! Then I will either go shopping with you to help create these looks or come over and help you recreate the looks out of your own closet! It is so much fun to help people get ready for beautiful pictures and I am excited to see how this adventure goes! If you are interested in having help styling photos head on over to my blog (www.114-west.com) and check out my options for photo styling! I would love to help you make your senior pictures, engagement pictures or family pictures look even more amazing!
This outfit is from a picture I found on my “Style Inspiration board,” I loved how this particular stylist had paired a patterned dressy skirt with a plain white top. It was classy yet totally comfortable for day in meetings or even just running errands. I copied her idea of wearing ankle booties which was perfect because the day that Brooke (Brooke Peterson Photography) and I went to shoot these pictures it was raining and puddles were everywhere. I added a jean jacket (my favorite spring addition to my wardrobe, a great jacket to have to throw on over a sundress or even pair it with a flannel and a dark pair of jeans!) and as you can see the outfit didn’t turn out exactly like the one from Pinterest, but it is close, and I didn’t have to put much thought into it. I also did not have to go and buy a bunch of new clothes to make this look, all of these items I already had in my closet and had never thought of pairing them together before!
I hope you feel inspired to go out and create an awesome “Style Inspiration” Pinterest board and try and copy a few outfits for yourself! I know there are days that we find ourselves standing in front of our closets and wishing we had someone there to style us and learning to recreate an outfit with your own clothes can do just that! Good Luck and let me know how it goes! Stop by www.114-west.com and share your inspiration!