Inspiration, Not Imitation

April 6, 2018

I was very young when I first saw a film starring Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart named "Key Largo" This film has stayed in my memory, not so much because of the story, but for the outfit that Becall wore. It was a white button-down shirt, a pleated skirt, flat espadrilles and a leather belt with a square buckle. The outfit was very simple and yet feminine. In fact, a very similar outfit was worn by Audrey Hepburn six years later in the 1950's film named "Roman Holiday", which I'm also fond of.
Earlier this week, I recreated the look but with my own personal twist, however, I could have worn it almost exactly like either movie, but what's the fun in that?

Wearing a look inspired by these movies is nothing new, however, I managed to make it unique by using some creativity. As you can see, I gave this famous pairing a twist by adding two pieces inspired by wildlife. That's all it took (oh...and the wild hair too) to make it my own.
Remember, what separates an inspired look from an imitated look is your personal touch. When recreating someone's ensemble it's important to use our creativity in order to make it unique and relevant to us.

Shirt: L.L. Bean/Scarf: Brooks Brothers/Skirt: Vintage/Belt: Vintage/Bag: Joseph D'arezzo/Sandals: By Far/Sunglasses: Chanel/Bracelet: Kenneth Jay Lane.


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