What is Inspo style?
The word inspo is short for inspirational. Usually, inspo photos include a variety of fashion types and gender neutral clothing, but it can depend on the style you’re going for. If you’re looking for something to help inspire your own sense of style or to give you inspiration for creating a special outfit, look no further than the latest trend taking over Instagram. It’s a way of dressing that is inspired by others, but still distinctly you.
Variety of styles
It can be bohemian, chic, hippie, or any other number of styles, but the main idea is to feel confident and comfortable in what you’re wearing. So take some time to browse through fashion magazines or online articles to get an idea of the different styles that are out there and see which one best represents who you are as a person. Style inspo can come from all sorts of places, but sometimes it’s best to start with the people around you. “It is good to find that by drawing inspiration from those closest to us, it evolve personal style routines without trying too hard,”
How to style Inspo?
The Inspo style, short for “inspiration,” is a popular fashion trend that draws inspiration from streetwear, hip-hop, and skater culture. Here are some tips on how to adopt the Inspo style:
- Start by investing in the right clothing. The Inspo style typically includes oversized T-shirts, hoodies, baggy pants, and comfortable sneakers. Look for pieces in neutral colors or bold prints, and choose high-quality materials that will last.
- Layer your clothing to create a more complex look. Pair a graphic T-shirt with a denim jacket, or layer a hoodie under a bomber jacket for warmth and style.
- Accessorize with statement pieces like chain necklaces, chunky bracelets, and earrings. Choose accessories in gold or silver tones, and opt for larger sizes to make a bolder statement.
- Embrace streetwear brands like Supreme, Palace, or Off-White, known for their iconic designs and logos. These brands can add a touch of authenticity to your Inspo look.
- Experiment with your hairstyle and makeup to complete the look. Try a high ponytail or a messy bun, and opt for bold eyeshadow or bright lip color to make a statement.
Adopting the Inspo style is all about embracing comfort and individuality.
Remember, there’s no time limit on when or how often you should ask for advice. When in doubt, feel free to bounce ideas off your friends and family at any point in your journey toward personal style mastery.
No matter what inspo you use, just keep in mind the goal is ultimately to be true to yourself. “Your look should reflect your personality so mix things up by wearing different silhouettes and styles until you figure out what works for you,” Humphrey says.
Tips and methods
Here are three easy ways to make sure you’re incorporating your loved ones’ traits into your wardrobe:
Steal their favorite pieces
If you have a close friend who rocks dance-inspiring leggings for brunch every Saturday, then borrow them on occasion. Better yet, if you feel like resale shops offer similar styles at better prices then don’t be afraid to treat yourself and rest assured that whatever mom says about her daughter’s closet being off limits is just that, her daughter’s.
Ask for help when in need
If you’re ever confused or stuck on where to start with personal style, don’t be afraid to refer back to the people closest to you who know you best (and whose opinions you trust). “Maybe ask them if there are some pieces they wish would go back in style or to find some iconic clothing items that may inspire you,” says Humphrey. “Even if they can’t help much, it’s cool to know that the people who know you best are thinking about your style.”
Use of hashtag
The hashtags are used by people who post pictures of themselves wearing any type of outfit they feel like, outfits that give off a certain bohemian/chic/hippie vibe (hence “inspo”). While anyone can create an #inspogirls photo with any kind of style, there are certain things that seem to come together when creating an #inspofriends photo.
First, the hair is very important in many pictures. Often the young women’s hair is braided or in some type of updo hairstyle. Sometimes they use headbands and flower crowns for extra effect. Other times, the person just has their hair down in long, free flowing locks framing their face so you can see it well.
Another key element to the whole look is makeup. It’s not overly done but often includes bold eye shadow colors like blue or purple with black eyeliner and mascara, pink cheeks, and sometimes false lashes. Pink lipstick completes the look (but isn’t mandatory).
Second, the clothes themselves are usually very flowy and comfortable looking. A maxi dress is popular, as well as skirts, scarves, and loose-fitting tops. Woodland animals like deer and owls are also popular print designs to appear on clothing items. Colors that are often seen in these photos are shades of purple, pink, green, and brown. You can see some great examples by searching the hashtags yourself on Instagram.
But before you start raiding your mom’s closet for boho clothes or raiding the thrift store for 1970s clothes, you should take a look at your own body type and figure out what styles will look best on you. Not everyone can pull off a headband and flowy dresses you have to know your body and your personal style to decide what’s right for you.
For example, trying to wear boho clothes will just make you look like you’re not quite sure what you’re doing. So take some time to browse through fashion magazines or online articles to get an idea of the different styles that are out there and see which one best represents who you are as a person.
Once you’ve got that nailed down, start playing around with different outfits and see what feels the most comfortable and like “you”. The whole point of finding your personal style is so that you can feel confident when walking out the door each day so don’t be afraid to experiment. And above all, have fun with it. You’re unique, so your style should be too.