My fellow fashion bloggers are where I get 90% of my style inspiration, and favorite looks. There’s a lot of variety, and even “opposite” styles below, but that’s what makes fashion so much fun: steal a little here, borrow a bit there, mix it up and make it all your own.
There are so many more bloggers whose style I adore – see my “Blogs I Love” page. Here are just a few of them, along with the fashion advice I’ve borrowed:
Consult your inner artist. Suzanne of Suzanne Carillo is a dear friend as well as one of my favorite stylists. She does magic with her sense of art and color. She’s demonstrated that colors are to be played with, likewise patterns, texture and shine. She’s always whispering in my ear (figuratively!) when I’m thrift shopping.
Classic, classy, timeless. Susan of Une Femme was one of the first bloggers I followed, starting seven years ago. Her style has always inspired me to add some luxury pieces to the basics, and to do the basics well. Her outfits are all authentically “Susan” because she adds unique accessories. She also infects others with her love of all things French!
Enjoy dressing up. Vale of Fashion And Cookies is not afraid to take the elegance up a notch, any day of the week. She does jeans and tees with aplomb, and when she dresses up, as here, it’s a Wow moment. Don’t save all your gorgeous dresses and jewelry for once a year – enjoy them any time you want to celebrate the day.
Pure NYC style in black and white. Alida of Alida Style is now a friend, as we have met in NYC, and she’s been generous in helping me with my real estate adventures there. She told me she has dressed in only black and white for decades, and she always makes it fresh and fabulous. Her accessories are all silver, and that glorious hair is naturally curly and thick. Alida shows that a monochromatic wardrobe can be captivating.
Be creative, try anything once, have a great sense of humor. Melanie of Bag And A Beret has no peers in her creativity and style boldness, and her writing always makes me laugh out loud, in the best way. I hear her too in my head, saying “Go for those oversized trousers and belt them up,” “Make a dress out of that skirt/scarf,” and “Paint your own shoes.” She’s a treasure.
And me. I smile when I see this picture, even though it’s far from couture. I love a big, swooshy skirt, cool booties and the Florida breezes in my hair. Love the silhouette, the colors, and the vibe. And the cat’s head up my skirt (wait, what?).
Visible Monday is taking a week off, and will return on January 1st (see you next year, heh). However you choose to celebrate, I wish you all a fabulous and memorable holiday season.
Stay fabulous and enjoy every sandwich, xo
Some pretty winter pieces to browse: