Some years ago, a few people with a sense of style decided to show off their everyday outfits on the Internet. They’re what we now call “fashion bloggers”. Some of them became front row regulars, collaborated with brands (e.g. The Cherry Blossom Girl for Etam lingerie or Elin Kling for H&M) and are now deep inside the fashion industry. It became a trend to start your own fashion blog, but I for one, cannot say that it’s a trend I dislike. On the contrary: there are so many inspirational people out there, that I’m often excited to find a new blog and add it to my reader.
One such blog is Bonnie’s Wild Flower. Bonnie is 19 and she lives in Maryland, and her style is sweet, with just a bit of an edge, very age appropriate if I may say. That’s why I picked three of her looks and restyled them for your inspiration.
This is my favorite outfit as of late. Bonnie’s dress is geek-chic in the most wonderful way. It’s handmade from recycled materials, but you can recreate the look with a t-shirt (your boyfriend’s, perhaps?) and a polka dot shirt. You can even stitch the two together if it’s a dress that you want! What I liked even more is the way Bonnie paired this dress with heeled oxfords, which are the iconic footwear for cool schoolgirls. The braided hair makes the look sweet and neat.
Now this next look is far more layered, so it’s suited for cooler weather. Bonnie paired her skinny jeans with a long sweater and a leather jacket. From underneath the sweater, a sweet Peter-Pan collar is popping, making the entire look a tad more girly. With Converse and a satchel, such an outfit is great for school – comfortable, cute, but not at all tacky.
The final look I restyled is a bit 80s, with the deep dyed high-waisted shorts, large tee and red lipstick. I picked a t-shirt from the menswear section to get that fun, over-sized look, but you can just as well get one that’s one size bigger. Finish with lace-up boots and your favorite pendant necklace, and you’ve captured Bonnie’s style just right.