Anthro Copy Cat: Plus Size Bohemian

I am about to reveal to you one of my biggest styling secrets: I like to copy cat.  Now don’t get me wrong, I love to be original, but sometimes when it’s right there in front of you, you just want to take it for goodness sakes.  I have always been in habit of taking screen shots on my phone when I see a fantastic look, mostly from straight size retailers that do not carry my size.  Most of the time I just take inspiration from them because they are impossible to recreate, but when I was scrolling through my phone pics and ran across this image from Anthropologie.

Anthropologie Shibori Jacket

Image courtesy of Anthropologie

When I had originally found the picture months ago, I knew that I could not get the actual pants because I cannot fit into even Anthro’s largest of pants, but I just loved the look.  What struck me about it was that I had a very similar shaped blue and white bomber jacket that I have shown on my posts A Memory Jacket and Feeling My Best.  I had also just recently purchased some fringed low wedge sandals that were in the same color and style the model was wearing.  Then the really funny thing was that I had just been browsing the Old Navy site to see what new items they had for summer and I saw some similar looking colorful pants there.  At the time, I thought that they were cute, but I was unsure if even I could create a look with them.  So when this look came to my attention again, I fell in love and knew those colorful pants needed to be in my life.

Anthro Copy Cat Pants and Jacket G

So here is my Anthropologie copy cat look.  A plus size bohemian vibe.  I had to laugh when I showed my husband this look for the first time as I proclaimed “Look honey, jam pants!”  We have a running joke in my house because when we first met in the early 90s, my hubby still owned a pair of jam pants left over from the 80s.  I was really not a fan and he still to this day blames me for him getting rid of his coveted pants. Anthro Copy Cat Pants and Jacket C

All jokes aside, I absolutely adore this look!  The two patterns just go together so well with the addition of a simple double chain necklace and a vintage leather envelope clutch.  I like how it blurs the line between dressy and casual.Anthro Copy Cat Pants and Jacket D

I did however make sure that I have several more ways to style these pants as I do not like having one-hit wonders in my wardrobe.  Yes, they are totally trendy, but it is sometimes nice to indulge in a trend, especially when it hits just the right note with your personal style.Anthro Copy Cat Pants and Jacket B

The next time you see a look that you feel may be out of reach due to size or price, be sure to take a picture of it, or save it to Pinterest.  You never know when you may have the perfect inspiration for a whole new look.

Outfit Details:

Jacquard-Pattern Bomber Jacket: Old Navy

Patterned Soft Pant in Multi Stripe: Old Navy

White Top: Winter Sun via Petticoat Lane Consignment (similar)

Necklace: Anthropologie via Poshmark seller elissaaa (similar)

Vintage Leather Envelope Clutch: Thrifted (similar)

Sherriff Fringe Low Wedge: Payless

 

How about you, have you ever copied a look from a retailer, but from another source?

Today’s Postivity Note

Sometimes what you’re afraid of doing is the very thing that will set you free.

Be Blessed!

Janeane

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4 comments

  1. Love this, Janeane! Your Anthro-inspired posts are some of my favorites and inspire me to take more time to recreate specific looks. Usually I just throw things together without thinking through the inspiration behind it. You’ve motivated me to get more intentional about recreating catalog looks or taking an inspiration image and recreating it into an outfit. You’ve honored the original inspiration so well with this outfit, but it doesn’t feel like an exact copy either.

    ❤ Liz
    http://www.withwonderandwhimsy.com

  2. I love this look! I love the pattern-mixing and the way the prints mimic each other but aren’t matchy. It is fun, cute, and comfy and a great way to look chic in rather vibrant pants. LOVE!

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