This week’s inspired style was a bit of a challenge. In my initial
My prompt was to draw inspiration from the sunglass-wearing muse of style, Blair Eadie of Atlantic-Pacific. Her style is both classic and dramatic, colorful and polished. I can honestly say that I think she is one of the most unique fashion bloggers out
When I pulled this prompt I said, “Oh!” Then, “Oh.” Then, “Oh. Hm.” I find Blair’s style incredibly fresh and some of my favorites to pop up on my Instagram feed, but when it came to breaking down her style or drawing inspiration I was at a total loss.
You might feel like I did. Blair’s closet is generally far out of my price range. Her pieces are loud and statement-making, even when they are classic. My closet is far more simple, less colorful, and more reserved. In short, our closets have totally different voices.
What I decided to do was to look for places where our tastes and closets connected. The first note I made was that we both like to have fun with our wardrobes. While mine is a bit plainer/minimalistic, we both have that touch of the whimsical in our looks. Secondly, we both gravitated toward classic cuts and pieces. Third, we both flip between highly feminine looks and more polished menswear-inspired assembles. Fourth, we gravitated towards structured blazers and outerwear.
I spent at least half an hour working through my closet focusing on these concepts. There were outfits I could imitate, but I really wanted to make something of my own rather than copy Blair’s. Finally, I settled on some ideas to focus on to create this look.
One of the signature parts of Blair’s style is her tulle skirts, and I decided to work an outfit around one of my own. She also uses color blocking/schemes very specifically (study her feed for a while and you can pick up how she does it), so I decided to do a strong color look as well. Rather than use color
Some might say this isn’t really Blair, and that’s okay—I wasn’t trying to be her. What I did try was creating a look that was very me while honing in on the style elements that make her unique and so great at what she does.
So what do you think about this look? How do you draw style from people whose looks are different from yours? Let me know in the comments, I’d love it if you shared your tips and tricks!