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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Jacquard-Pattern Bomber Jacket: Old Navy
Patterned Soft Pant in Multi Stripe: Old Navy
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.
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