My New Favorite Outfit: Pinspiration to Reality: Stick with the Styling or Silhoette

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Pinspiration to Reality: Stick with the Styling or Silhoette

Today I'm going to share with you my second tip for success when trying to recreate a look on Pinterest.  Sometimes I pin something strictly because it's pretty.  I might only have only similar piece in my closet, but the look is so pretty I just want to wear it.  There's where my second tip comes in: stick with the styling or silhouette.  Focus on what you really love about the look and think about what pieces you have in your closet that can help you style an outfit similarly or with the same shape.

I love today's inspiration from Kendi.  Problem: I only have the gingham shirt to recreate the look and nothing else exactly the same. BUT I do have a pencil skirt in a different color and some nude wedges that could work; definitely the same shape with the skirt. I can also tie a mean know, so the styling should be a cinch. When I focused on the styling and silhouette, it was easy to get the essence of Kendi's style, which I love.

Gingham Shirt: Target $5? (Plato's Closet) similar
Skirt: Target $16  similar
Necklace: Stella and Dot Sutton
Bracelets: Stella and Dot PeacockRenegadeUrbane
Shoes: Kohl's $26 c/o Chippmunk same
Bag: Coach same

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  1. This is really cute!! I am loving all your bling today too.

  2. So cute! I am loving this series. You should definitely keep this up weekly.


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  3. I really like this series too! Kendi's outfit was a great inspiration, and I love how you made it work with your own clothes!

  4. such a fab look on u ginny! the colors compliment u soo well...loving this pinterest series :)

    XO Meghan

  5. I love how you recreated Kendi's look, Ginny! You really did capture it... and your accessories! I feel like I always tell you how wonderfully you accessorize.. but here I am to tell you again!! I love your necklace and the bracelets you've chosen are perfect!

  6. It turned out so cute with the pink skirt! Your new bag looks great with it!

  7. Oh my. I love this look!!!! I may have to copy it, I have that same skirt and a green/white gingham shirt...hmmm. Thank you, I never would have thought of this on my own! :)

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  8. It's official - I love everything you put together! Please come over and rework my closet! Susan

  9. I have a really similar blue gingham shirt so I may have to recreate it too! So cute! PS Come link up your post today on my blog :)

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  10. I am loving this series! This is such a cute look.


  11. This is totally an outfit i would wear , super like ,

    Instagraming & liking it , wanna check my latest instas on my blog ? come by please & enjoy


  12. You did a great job! Such a good tip.

  13. Great advice! It's nice to use Pinterest as inspiration and not an exact recipe. I love both Kendi's look and your version!

  14. Loving how you put the look together! It really does look like your pinspiration!
    Your skirt and top go so cute together!


  15. Your outfit definitely is a great personalized recreation! :-)

  16. Ohhh I love this! I actually wore my navy gingham top with my purple pencil skirt before, but I wore it tucked in with a belt.. Noe I may have to rewear it tied like this!

    <3 danielle

  17. Perfect recreation! Love that tied top!

  18. THIS IS THE perfect recreation! I like your version better :) Those wedges are great!

  19. LOVE this series! Those are some great tips with trying to recreate a Pinterest look, some of mine have been flops, haha. Love your look, I think I like it just as much as Kendi's!


  20. love this look. it's not an exact recreation but but love it so much - it still captures the essence for sure!
    -- jackie @ jade and oak

  21. I really like loosely basing my outfits off of something I see in blogs or on Pinterest. It's a great way for me to feel like I'm doing new things with my clothes without needing to go out and buy a bunch of new things :)

  22. Super cute outfit! In fact, I think I re-pinned the inspiration image when you first pinned it. Ha!
    I love gingham, so I can totally see myself re-creating a similar look.

  23. Actually your outfit & Kendi's are pretty much identical. Same silhouette, almost the same gingham button-down. I am loving both of your Sandals & Skirts. Neutral Shoes work with everything no matter what month or season it is. =)

  24. You look great! Pinterest come to life!

  25. It totally works! I am in love with your bag.

  26. Such an amazing look!! Loving your blog, dear! Following you! xo

  27. To tell you the truth I don't think the Inspiration Photo is really Couture. Though I do see what you are saying & I agree with your point. You are looking lovely in your crops. This would be a great Back-to-Work Outfit for you.

    And great minds think alike since today I am rocking Crops with a Blazer & Pretty Top, too. =)


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