When I checked my email this morning I saw a t-shirt from the Alexa Chung for Madewell collection...
|Vintage Calvin Klein skirt - thrifted, BB ($3)|
F21 tunic - FC ($7)
Pink Studio wedges - FC ($12)
Vintage belt - STA ($5)
Vintage gold necklace - FC; Vintage pearls - STA
Vintage Louis Vuitton - hand-me-down from Mom
It reminded me of this photo I have under my "Inspiration" folder on my desktop and on my "Inspiration" board on pinterest of an ad: Alexa Chung for Madewell:
I show you this picture so you can see where the inspiration for this outfit came from and, looking at them right next to each other, I see that my rendition pales in comparison...but that's to be expected, right?
Anyway, about my outfit: there is A LOT going on! I knew I wanted to wear my menswear-inspired skirt because I haven't worn it in a while and, seeing the Alexa Chung for Madewell ad, I knew stripes would be the perfect pairing. Since the skirt feels like a pair of men's khakis to me, I always try to feminize it. This time I doubled up on necklaces with gold and pearls. And, of course, the bow-back shirt adds a feminine touch, in addition to the braid.
This was my first time trying out the fishtail braid and I really loved it! What do you guys think??
I've never been to a Madewell and we rarely get that brand at the shop, but the celebrities seem to love their denim and basic t-shirts. Every fashionista loves Alexa Chung's uniquely-stylish-ways; I'm sure the collection will be cute and quirky, just like her! Coming online and to stores September 22, you can shop early for the exclusive t-shirt (straight from Alexa's sketchbook) here.
How do you get inspired? What is inspiring you today?