Style Inspiration: Dazed and Confused

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Outfit ideas┬ácan come from anywhere. For me, it often comes from familiar images — often it’s the movies I’ve seen a million times. (For example, I’ve memorized Rachel Green’s most notable outfits from Season 6 of Friends.)

Today’s outfit is one I wore for Casual Friday last week. It’s also nearly identical to an outfit in the 1993 high school classic Dazed and Confused.

Blue Button-Up: Banana Republic | White Flares: J. Brand | Platforms: Missoni (Consignment)
Blue Button-Up: Banana Republic | White Flares: J. Brand | Platforms: Missoni (Consignment)

This look is an interesting combination of trends (the super-flares, the sky-high platforms) and the classic (the blue button-up). I’ve been loving flares lately, most recently with this black pair.

Here’s how the outfit looked on the character Pink (played by Jason London) in Dazed and Confused:

My style inspiration was Pink in Dazed and Confused (second from right in white trousers).
My style inspiration was Pink in Dazed and Confused (second from right in white trousers).

I love it when such simple individual items create such a dramatic — ┬ábut low-key — look. (I know that sounds like an oxymoron, but just go with it.)

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Over the weekend, I got the trousers hemmed just a smidge so I could wear shorter shoes, and I also got the top part of the leg tightened. I’ll have an padded photo after I’ve gotten the refurbished pants from the tailor.

Are you loving flares as much as I am?

Necklace: Catbird | Rings: YSL, Stone, Cathy Waterman, Catbird
Necklace: Catbird | Rings: YSL, Stone, Cathy Waterman, Catbird