There wasn’t a ton of coverage for Seoul Fashion Week, but as a true believer of it as the new center of style and trend – I tried soaking up as much as I could. There was considerably more content around street style versus the shows. (A quick peek at #seoulfashionweek is proof. Warning: you can get lost in the bottomless abyss of style!) Regardless, there was much inspiration.
This beautiful outfit is straight from my Instagram feed. @Kangtonio has tons of SFW street shots, including the one I referenced for this sketch.
There were a lot of great collections, too. My favorites are from Studio J.Koo and Low Classic. I’m drawn to accessible styles with clean lines and updated classic shapes.
While my legs aren’t nearly that long, I admit this sketch is based on an outfit I recently wore. On one of those days when it was warmer, I quickly threw this on underneath a field jacket. A couple of my colleagues commented on how “cute I looked” and one friend remarked, “Love your outfit! You look like Eva Chen!” I was like 👯👯👯 #winning! (We’ve already talked about how I’m terrible at putting together cute outfits. So when someone says something like that, remember that outfit and wear it as much as you can! I mean, GOD I wish I were even close to being as cool as Eva Chen.)
What’s great about this outfit is it’s extremely comfortable. A silk blouse is a necessity for any wardrobe, regardless your style. It goes with so many styles and items. I like the flounce skirt because it is flattering for my shape and height. And, it adds some feminity to my lazy-boy-sneakers. (I actually have the Nike Pegasus and am considering buying a second pair… Should I!?!?) I love them so much so they’re getting a little worn down. The ones I sketched are the Air Max 90 which I am ALSO considering buying. God, I hope my husband isn’t reading this. 😂😂😂😂😂😂
Anyway, I like this outfit because (I guess) it comes off as polished and put together, but is actually really easy and comfortable! Does anyone out there love sneakers (or Eva Chen 😂) as much as I do?
Sometimes (actually, pretty often) I’ll walk past someone with incredible style. At that point, one of three things usually happens: I secretly take a super-creeper iPhone pic so I can draw them later. Or, I do an intense creepy stare as I try to memorize the scene so I can draw it later. Very rarely, I’m actually in a position to whip out my sketchbook and employ the extra creepy combo move of intensely staring and drawing on the spot. 😂😂😂😂
In the case of today’s sketch – I walked past a really cute girl with some semblance of this outfit. As I’ve mentioned in previous posts – I’m nowhere near a fashion icon. So, I’m always on the lookout for cute outfit ideas to draw (and imitate. 😬)
For me, ease or comfort are extremely desirable. There’s nothing more appealing than a one-shot super cozy sweater layered over leggings. I don’t know about you, but I have a love-hate relationship with leggings. They can be remarkably repulsive, but are without a doubt, exceptionally comfortable. I mean, they basically made it okay for us to go about daily activities in what are essentially pajamas. And, if you’re clever enough – you can look chic!! 😱 Excuse me, my brain just exploded.
So, mad props to a lady who can pull off a leggings look! 👏👏👏👏
Leggings, yes or no? Do you wear them?? And if so, HOW?!
Thanks to the magic of Instagram, I stumbled across a gorgeous snap of @mybubbaandme.
(Super side note: VNg and I were talking with friends about spare time and how much of it is occupied by things like Netflix or video games. I was feeling awesome about myself when I outlined a typical day involving exercising, cooking, and sketching. THEN I mentioned, “I guess the only big (non-productive) thing I do is Instagram.” And VNg goes, “you’re on Instagram for hours a day.” Hahahahahaha.)
Anyway, I was immediately compelled to work on the sketch. I envisioned leather leggings and over-the-knee boots (versus the ankle booties she actually wore, which I only saw after I finished the drawing.)
I’m so angry at myself for waiting until writing this post to look into Atosa Nikkhah. She is one hip lady; a gorgeous, chic, and talented stylist and blogger. She dresses way better than I ever could, so go! Check her out!
(By the way, can we talk about how badly I need emoji’s for these posts?! Seriously, WordPress.)
Thanks for viewing, guys. And, if you have any favorite style sites or Ig’ers – please, share!