I have a love/hate relationship with all the outfit inspiration on Pinterest. On the one hand, it has challenged me to think through my outfits a little more and I’ve seen combinations that I would have never thought of. On the other hand, I now look at my closet with more disdain and discontentment than ever before. If only I had ___. Or a ____ shirt. Or ____ jeans. I’m guessing I’m not the only one.
So for the past few months, I’ve been pinning inspiration while figuring out how to achieve a similar look with what I already have. And when I have some money to go shopping with, I make sure and look at my pinned inspiration for some ideas of what to look for. Here are a few examples of my attempts (and I’m noticing each one involves a scarf)…
I like the sweater/scarf combo, but I definitely think it would look better with some trouser cut jeans and dressier shoes (like the inspiration).
Scarf: Ruffles ‘n Such. Shirt: Ann Taylor (actually came in a pajama set). Vest: Maurices. Jeans: White House Black Market.
I ended up changing into skinny jeans and wearing this with brown boots instead. I liked that look better but forgot to get a picture.
This outfit wasn’t so much a copy of the inspiration pieces as it was the color scheme. I love all the gray with just a pop of lavender.
Scarf: Ruffles ‘n Such. Shirt: Target. Cami: Maurices. Pants: Free Culture from Olive Boutique. Shoes: Toms.
I also wore my gray asymmetrical jacket with it, and chose to use the turquoise in a scarf instead of clutch.
Scarf: Ruffles ‘n Such (surprise, surprise). Shirt: Target. Cami: Maurices. Jeans: Free Culture from Olive Boutique. Boot Socks: Made from sleeves of a shirt. Boots: Payless.
I really like the navy and gray combo and have tried it with a few other pieces. I think I would also like this look with my Down East Basics jeans and gray flats, more like the inspiration piece.
How about you? Is Pinterest helping or hurting your satisfaction with your wardrobe?
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