This past weekend I had this crazy thought and desire to explore a new part of my creative side. I’ve always had a love for fashion, men’s fashion specifically, but I’m really a novice in this area. I have a limited knowledge of brands, designers, or all of the latest trends. What I do know is that fashion and interior design have a beautiful way of blending together. I think that each can inspire the other. I also know what I like and what I think looks good. That’s half the battle, right? Like interior design, fashion is very personal and very subjective.
I live in a town where sweats and anything camouflage are probably the top sellers when it comes to menswear. I have certainly dulled down my personal style and fashion risks due to this. Well, as I move ahead in 2013 and toward my thirties, it seems silly not to be exactly who I want to be or wear what I want to wear.
Anyway, the purpose of this post is to let you know that I have decided to not only explore this interest personally, but also publicly. After a little research, it seems that the easiest way for me to share my inspirations and ideas is via Tumblr. I created a Tumblr page for Inspired by Charm a while back that I’m now putting to good use. So, if you’d like, feel free to follow along. If you don’t use Tumblr, you’re welcome to check out my “i wear” board on Pinterest.
Once I build up my confidence in the area of men’s attire, I hope to include occasional “what I wore” posts on IBC as well. I do realize that more than 80% of you are females, but I hope you’ll be able to pull some inspiration from such posts or be able to share them with the men in your life. In the meantime, if you are interested in more information on this subject, check out three of my new favorite bloggers: Scout Sixteen, This Fellow, and Kolonel Mustard, who all focus on the well-dressed male.
Thanks for joining me on this new mini-adventure! What creative areas in your life would you like to explore?
This post first appeared on Inspired by Charm on 1/9/2013.