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You Don’t Have To Look Like Me

You Pick Wednesday

Today I’m flying home from Phoenix. And I’ve had the idea for this post in the back of my head for awhile but just haven’t had time to write it. So, here’s the CliffsNotes version.

Here’s the thing. I’m going to be honest; I know I’m probably smaller than a lot of other people. I’m 5’4” and I typically wear a size 2 or 4. I’m also in my early 30s so I can probably get away with some things that other people can’t. I’ve gotten comments from people that indicate that my outfits may not always be accessible to everyone. I mean, I hope I give you enough ideas that you can go out and incorporate them into your own wardrobe (the rule of three, wearing monochrome, pattern mixing, etc) but I know some people are visual learners.

Not all style bloggers look like me, I know.  But do you know what that means? Even if you don’t look like me, you don’t have an excuse to dress like a slob.  Nope.  Sorry.

Instead, why not check out one of these lovely ladies and get some inspiration! You can click on each picture to go to the full post.

 

Hems for Her

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A Colorful Canvas

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Girl with Curves

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Not Dead Yet Style

And because I don’t want to leave anyone out here’s a list of some other style bloggers you might be able to relate to.

Also, the ladies over at Work Your Wardrobe have some great tips that can apply to anyone.  Every day they feature a different blogger with a different style which means you get to get tips from all ends of the spectrum.

Plus, you know you can always ask me for help, right? Even if we don’t have similar body shapes or similar amounts of lines on our face I can still help you figure out what to wear to an event, on a daily basis, or with that piece you bought that just called out to you. Just send me an email!

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13 replies on “You Don’t Have To Look Like Me

  1. kelsey

    For about ever, you were the only fashion blogger I read but oh how you’ve opened my eyes to fashion bloggers! Thanks for sharing some more!

  2. Bri Marie

    I love this! I have found so much inspiration from bloggers that don’t have a body like mine – but who inspire me to try new things anyway! I love that you’re pointing out a ton of other resources for those who may have a harder time conceptualizing on their own!

    1. Erin @ Loop Looks Post author

      Some of the comments I got were about people wanting to see outfits for “older” people or “not so skinny” people. I wanted them to know they are out there!

  3. Emily

    This is great! Do you ever watch “What Not To Wear” on TLC? I love that they bring in REAL people for makeovers – i.e., people of all sizes, shapes, and ages. It really is all about just knowing how to dress your OWN body and finding your OWN style.

    1. Erin @ Loop Looks Post author

      I used to watch that show all the time. My husband thought it was silly that they were “forcing” someone to dress differently than their usual style. But I don’t look at it like that at all!

  4. Laura @ Laura Wears...

    I definitely find inspiration from a variety of bloggers. Similar body type is not of huge concern. Nor is gender. In fact, there are some amazing male bloggers out there who inspire many of my outfits.

    1. Erin @ Loop Looks Post author

      That’s awesome that you can get inspiration from so many places! I think a lot of people are so literal that it’s difficult for them to see something and translate it to their own life. Obviously you are someone who doesn’t have that roadblock!

  5. Brynn

    All I have to say is that I loved this post! As a curvier lady myself, I often feel “alone” in the blog world, when most of the bloggers I follow are thin and gorgeous and made for the clothes I see in the stores. The few bloggers who I follow with more similar bodies to mine have been a godsend for me 🙂 Granted, I find inspiration from all the bloggers I read, regardless of age or body type, but in a world that values thinness, it’s nice to see other bloggers rocking their outfits and being proud of the body they have!

  6. Katie of Alaskan Weredork

    I’m always so surprised when you say you’re 5’4, you look so tall in pictures, I keep thinking you’re like 5’10 or something. It must be those long legs!

    I love that you included Katie at Hem for hers, her blog is so delightful to read, she’s just such a gorgeous and funny lady! I think at first it can seem like there’s only blogs filled with tall, super slim blonde women with a never ending clothing budget but like you’ve pointed out, there so many different and fabulous ladies out there and there really is a blogger for every demographic. I think that’s been one of the really cool things about style blogs, it’s so rare to see different women represented at all in magazines and blogs have tried to fill that gap a little bit.

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