Recently, someone asked me “Who’s your style inspirations”. Well, to be honest i didn’t really know what to say. I’ve never really known how people that get interviewed in magazines, ever know who they take they’re inspiration from, and how do they even know that how this person dresses, directly influences they’re own personal style. It’s always been a bit of blank to me, and it even got to the point were I almost felt like I wasn’t a proper/legit fashion blogger, if I didn’t even know simple things like who do I take my style inspiration from! It made me feel like such a hypocrite, and It really made me question my whole love for fashion and what I do on here.
Personal style is something that is so “personal”, so it always did baffle me how someone could really have lot’s of people that they take inspiration from; and after getting asked that question, it really made me think about who’s style I admire, and who could possibly be one of my “style inspirations”. But, after thinking long and hard, going on pinterest and reading lots of fashion magazine’s, I decided that there really isn’t one or two particular people that inspire me, not celebrity wise anyway. Obviously there is a few exceptions, such as Kylie Jenner and Olivia Palermo, but generally I feel more inspired by street style and fashion bloggers, than any celebrity. I think that’s just because celebrities seem so out of reach, and I would never be able to afford some of the pieces they’re wearing, so why would I want to admire them and read about them, if I’m not going to be able to re-create that look or buy one of the pieces.
Overall, I just find real people’s style so much more inspiring than anything else. I love to go on pinterest and pin lots of looks that I love and that inspire me, or just watching a few of my favourite you-tubers that make some really good styling videos, such as Patrica Bright. If you want to get some great fashion/styling advice from a really down to earth, real person, then you should definitely go and check her out!
So, now you know how I found my style inspirations, here’s a few tips on how to find yours.
The first thing you need to do in order to work out your style inspirations, is to define your own personal style and what elements of fashion you really like. That could be the trend of monochrome, with a splash of colour, or a more vintage vibe with a modern twist. Whatever style’s you like, collect anything to do with them to create a picture of what your personal style en-tales.
Bloggers, Bloggers, Bloggers
Some of the best people fashion wise, are bloggers. There is some seriously talented people out there who have amazing style that I love to admire and take inspiration from. Look out for bloggers going to fashion week or any kind of half dressy events.
Pinterest and Tumblr
I love to find inspiration from Pinterest and Tumblr. There’s some amazing things on pinterest, but street style is one of the best of them. I love spending a bit of my spare time flicking through Pinterest and pinning images that I really like, and coming up with ways that I can re-create that with my wardrobe. the internet is an amazing place for people to share what they’ve done or looks they have created, so use it.
I hope that you know you feel more confident about finding your style inspirations, and know that they don’t always have to be someone well known or famous. You can go and check out my fashion board HERE, to start of your style inspiration.