Copying Style..

Tan trousers H&M - White Bite Back collar shirt Stradivarius - Burgundy flats French Soles - Harriet tote by See by Chloe
I´ve had this thought in my mind for a while: copying style, can it be done ? While I am not sure it can be done, I have certainly tried to copy. I vividly recall that in high school I had a classmate from Spain and she dressed totally different from everyone else. She was classic, basic and always looked pulled together. She wore bermudas, tshirts and leather loafers - oh, did I mention she was pretty and smart ? I loved how she dressed and carried herself, I loved her style.  I wanted to dress like her, which in my head translated to hunting down garments just like the ones she wore, which back in the day was not an easy task as the internet was just beginning... (hello ICQ!) However I managed to get a white linen YSL bermuda and a black polo shirt with matching black and white tassel loafers (I wish I had those now..) The day I wore that look I felt like I walked on clouds. Many years have passed since then. Style has to do with expression, how you feel when you wear something and it giving you confidence. Even though at that time I was copying someone else's mode of expression I am not sure I would today. I have come to understand that style is not looking like someone else, that it just a costume...
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9 comments

jodie filogomo said...

I think you are so right Lorena! It's fun to get inspiration from others but to truly copy them can feel like someone other than yourself.
I read a fabulous quote the other day that said that clothes are your tools----isn't that perfect?
jodie
www.jtouchofstyle.com

Closet Fashionista said...

Yea, I know what you mean. Sometimes I do want to copy what someone wears but if it isn't totally me I'll change it a teeny bit so it's more my style.
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Black Dress Inspiration said...

Estás muy guapa
Bss

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LyddieGal said...

Isn't the truth, so much of style is attitude, and I think I lot of times when I copy I'm trying to gain a mentality as much as a look.
Chic on the Cheap

Laura Bambrick said...

I don't think 'copying style' can truly be done for more than an outfit or two, but I think being inspired by someone else's style happens constantly, at least for me. I think so much of style is how you carry yourself too. Love your classic look today!

Sheila said...

I think you were trying to get her confidence, yes? When I see a woman wearing a great outfit, I don't think, "How can I copy that?" but "Wow, she is working that!" You always have a very classic look to you, Lorena - I bet women would want that too.

FYI, I read this as "Coping Style" and was worried about you trying to cope with something. Glad I misread it!

Óscar Palomares said...

¡Hola, Lorena! Pues me parece un look estupendo para esta temporada de entretiempo, un outfit ideal para llevar al traba

Un beso,
Le Style et Moi

Kim Alston said...

Copying is the best flattery. I call it giving one inspiration. I know I do it!
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Magdalena Ścierska Minimalissmo said...

I like this look among latest - blouse and pants have very good fashion and fit great together. I like this kind of simple chic.