I have a confession: left on my own, I'm not a terribly stylish person. I just seem to lack that creative spark that allows some people to combine pieces is new and totally amazing ways. So...instead I look to other people, store mannequins, ads, etc, for my inspiration. And luckily since I try to use pieces from my own closet to recreate the looks, I get a unique interpretation.
So: enter this picture, a street style shot taken during New York Fashion Week:
This, to me, is a perfect place to start for inspiration. She looks polished, but with an edgy twist. And it has two major benefits: 1) she constructed the outfit with basics that most of us have in our closets and 2) this would easily work in many offices/businesses. Also I'm loving that faux peplum she created with the tie--very clever!
And just in case you're in the market, here are a few pieces I found to help recreate the look. They would easily mix and match into other outfits as well. Le sigh...I'm craving those beautiful shoes.
So let me know: where do you find inspiration? Or are you one of those amazing few who can put together a killer outfit on the fly? PS: Teach me! :)