But inspiration need not be literal. Imogen's suggestion of making a list of clothing likes and dislikes really helped to crystallize why this image resonates so strongly, and how I can utilize these stylistic elements in my own ensembles.Starting with Dislikes:
Clingy, too tight
Pop of color
Mix of masculine and feminine elements
No surprises here, but these lists help clarify why some styles that I admire on others just feel wrong when I try to recreate them, regardless of how they look objectively. It explains why I've been gravitating toward a softer and less structured style of dressing, and reassures me that I'm on the right track toward refining my wardrobe and style to reflect my truest self.
Have you made a list of your clothing likes and dislikes? Did you find any surprises?