Jan 25, 2017
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“I think there is beauty in everything. What ‘normal’ people would perceive as ugly, I can usually see something of beauty in it.” — Alexander McQueen

 

I am no fashionista.  My style is more “oddball” than couture.  I love diving into a clearance rack to see what the normal people have rejected.  Thrift stores are also goldmines for finding unique clothing.  I am inspired by pictures, colors and feelings.

 

I do have a few classic pieces, but what I am always drawn to is prints and bold color.  Leopard, polka dots, stripes are my go-to clothing staples.  After reading this blog post, you could say that I am a little obsessed with making monochromatic outfits with pattern.  (And as far as I am concerned, leopard is a neutral color.  It goes with EVERYTHING.)

 

I was going through my closet recently to get rid of the clothes I no longer wear and noticed I had a lot of buffalo plaid…”I wonder if I could make an entire outfit of buffalo plaid?”  Turns out, the answer was yes.

 

That made me want to put together a leopard outfit.

 

And stripes.

 

Polka dot?  Yup.

Hell, even the Bow Dress was part of the obsession.

Style is subjective.  There really are no rules.  Wear what you like.  Who cares what the trends are.

I have a lot of bold colors and pieces that may seem unwearable to a regular person, but to someone who gives zero fucks on what other people think of them, I can really get funky and express my personality through my clothing.  And let’s be real, as a mom who leaves the house with spit up down her sleeve 87% of the time, it is refreshing to dress like the oddball I am and feel fancy with my all leopard ensembles.

 

I have more monochromatic ideas that I haven’t gotten to style yet, but when I do, be sure I will Instagram them to their fullest potential.  Follow me at “makingitwithstephany” to see.