Glossy inspiration: Self-expression

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Cardigan: Banana Republic | Blouse: J.Crew via Goodwill | Trousers: J.Crew | Brogues: Steve Madden via eBay | Necklace: H&M

So today is the first of my glossy inspiration series. I subscribe to so many magazines but never seem to get much use out of them beyond a read or two. So I’m determined to make better use of them and pick something out of each one to inspire an outfit each week.

This week’s glossy inspiration comes from the January issue of Glamour. The article was all about self-expression and what makes an outfit “you.” I love mixing menswear and feminine pieces, so when I saw the way the model had paired her brogues with cropped trousers, I knew I wanted to do the same, just with a slightly more feminine kick — hence the very bright colors, neon necklace and floral blouse.