April 18, 2012

Drawing Inspiration from Grandpa


Grandparents.
Not your first choice when it comes
to styling inspiration.
But I guess that's the thing about fashion.
It's unexpected.

Last Sunday,
I was at my grandparents' house,
and when I saw my grandpa is his suit,
I thought to myself:
"Grandpa: print-mixing expert."
Observe:


Who knew?
So here's some inspiration for you all:
Try mixing houndstooth, vertical stripes,
herringbone, and diagonal stripes
all at once in the same outfit.
Just do it.
If your grandpa can do it, so can you.

Something else...
I noticed my grandpa rockin' some 
swaggin' slouchy trousers that hit the floor
--reminiscent of the zoot suit:



All right, Grandpa!
Bringing back styles from the 1900s!
#TRENDSETTER

Have you ever looked at
your grandparents for fashion inspiration?

- Leira

Source: all photos expect the last one (here) are mine.

15 comments:

  1. Cute post! I love the oldschool menswear vibe!

    xx
    Giovanna
    www.oliveandanarrow.com

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  2. Great post, thanks for sharing! This is so sweet. xx

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  3. such a cool and funny post!!!
    wanna followe eachtother?

    xoxo

    www.kalancea.com

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  4. OBSESSED! super cool! xx

    natalieoffduty.blogspot.com

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  5. awh love it!

    http://giaa-fashion.blogspot.com/

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  6. The shot of what he's wearing on top combines all of my favorite textures into one.

    The different greys all layered together are balanced in such a perfect way - he honestly must have quite the eye for fashion.

    This is one of those examples of how by keeping your eyes open in everyday life you can find people with little bursts of unique style that completely changes how you think of them.

    Do you think you'd have noticed this if you didn't have a blog? I ask because I've found that I keep my eyes open much more frequently now.

    Best,

    Gabrielle

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    1. YES! Months ago before I started blogging, I honestly wouldn't have cared what my grandparents wore. But I feel like my eyes are now more fine-tuned to the smaller details...

      "This is one of those examples of how by keeping your eyes open in everyday life you can find people with little bursts of unique style that completely changes how you think of them."

      I like that you mentioned "little bursts." That's nice to think about.
      Thanks again.

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  7. I adore my grandparents!!! they are so well put together even if they arent even planning on leaving the house!!! What a great generation!

    love K

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  8. Inspiration can come from any where and this one is very cool! Love it!

    Olya

    modafile.blogpost.com DIY

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  9. this is a cool post :)


    http://fashion-gourmet.blogspot.com/

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  10. nice! i like your blog so much, especially your writing, your photos!

    'xxxx

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  11. aw this is cute!

    500daysoffashion.blogspot.com
    x

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