Do you have a friend that you absolutely adore their style? Shayla's mine. I love that I can't pinpoint exactly where she buys her clothes. She's told me it's a mix of thrift stores and Etsy and good luck.
I always find myself at the standards like Gap, JCrew, Anthro, Urban Outfitters, and Madewell because it's so easy to buy clothes there. Those stores always have range of sizes and an easy return policy if I change my mind. But then I always feel so cookie cutter and boring! I love picking Shayla's brain for ideas.
While I don't think I could pull off high wasted bright orange capris, (it works beautifully on her loooong legs and tiny waist), I think I could pull off the orange/pink/white/grey color combo. I have a long pink skirt (from the Gap! ha). Mix that with my grey t-shirt (from Urban! ha), white shoes, orange lipstick? It works in my head. I'll have to pull it together and see if it works in reality.
A friend with style is so much more inspiring than fashion magazines or blogs. The difference is seeing the clothes in real life on real people. I always look forward to seeing and chatting with Shayla once a week!
Who's your friend with style? Francesco and Nick also make my list of friends with style, male edition. :)