Do you keep an eye out for races inspo wherever you go? It’s a habit I’ve picked up over the years and it’s a great one to have!
I notice anything and everything no matter where I go knowing that something as simple as a flower or bead could work great on a race outfit.
I notice colour combinations that really stand out features on a dress or certain finishes that I may want to use later.
Whenever I’m at the shops I make the most of each visit by quickly popping into shoe accessory and dress shops to see if anything catches my eye.
If something does, I photograph it for future reference. And if it’s on sale and a great buy I’ll purchase it and save it for later.
You don’t have to spend long in each shop a 30 second lap around the racks is literally all it takes.
I do this all year round even when I don’t have an upcoming race event so that when I am planning an outfit I can look back at all my photos or think back to styles that I liked.
Even when I was on holiday in China I had my eyes peeled for anything that would work well. I purchased some blue orchid flowers and mesh ribbon that shapes really nicely that I will try to incorporate into a future hat.
Just being aware that I am surrounded by potential sources of inspiration in everyday life has really helped with my creativity.
So if you aren’t already doing it give it a go next time you go to the shops are on holiday or are flicking through a magazine. You’ll be amazed at how many outfit ideas you come up with and you’ll be excited to turn those ideas into reality.
Chat soon Milano
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