Back in June I began a series called “An Outfit Inspired by…” in which I choose a style influencer (such as an actress, blogger, YouTuber, singer, etc.) to tell y’all about and model an outfit after! I’ve loved this series so far and I think I’m going to try to keep it as a monthly series! Read my other “An Outfit Inspired by…” posts here. Today I’m sharing a look inspired by Carly Heitlinger, better known as Carly the Prepster! Enjoy!
Carly began her blog, Carly the Prepster, as a freshman at Georgetown University back in 2008. Blogging has since become her full time job and now she lives in Connecticut with her dogs Theodore and Hamilton. She frequents New York City and is often invited by various companies to attend events all over! She has a verified Instagram, @carly, with over 205,000 followers which has inspired hundreds of “preppy” Instagram accounts since its beginning. She also has a YouTube (linked here) which she occasionally uses to share vlogs and travel diaries. Carly was definitely one of the first women to blaze the trail of fashion blogging, especially of the “preppy” sort, and her influence on other fashion bloggers is easily seen. Carly’s style is definitely classic but she’s not afraid to dip her toes in the waters of tasteful trends. If you don’t already follow her blog, you need to check it out here. It’s iconic, and I don’t use that word lightly.
(The images above are from Carly the Prepster blog and belong to Carly Heitlinger. Their respective blog posts are linked within the images!)
For my look inspired by Carly Heitlinger, I knew I wanted to try styling a silk scarf. She recently shared a blog post about silk scarves (read it here), and I thought the whole silk scarf looked seemed very Carly, if you know what I mean. My grandmother brought home a nautical navy silk scarf from Europe for me a few years ago and I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to get some use out of it! Carly is all about the classic “prep” style, so I thought the scarf would pair nicely with a simple navy and white striped long sleeve tee. I opted for some dark wash pixie cut jeans and nude flats to complete the sleek look. Carly often wears nice bracelets but rarely wears more than one at a time, so I thought my old statement bracelet from J.Crew would be perfect. I wore my Kate Spade watch as always and some gold Kate Spade bow stud earrings, because Carly loves Kate Spade and stud earrings. That’s it! How do you think I did recreating her look?
Thanks for reading! Let me know who you’d like to see an outfit inspired by next!