Long time, no installments in any of my fashion-related series! Today I’m excited to share a new post in my “An Outfit Inspired by…” series featuring an outfit inspired by the Texan YouTuber and blogger behind Dani Austin (Dani Austin herself, ha!). It’s so fun to experiment with different pieces in my closet until I create a look that truly reminds me of these influencers, so this series is definitely a favorite of mine. My other “An Outfit Inspired by…” posts are here if you’d like to read more inspired by Danielle Carolan, Kate from Lonestar Southern, Carly Heitlinger from Carly the Prepster, and Abigail from Belle of the Ball! Enjoy!
Dani Austin graduated from the University of Texas a couple years ago and currently pursues her blog, thedaniaustin.com, and 141,200 subscriber YouTube channel, Dani Austin, as a full time job. She also has a 135,000 follower Instagram, @daniaustin, and 8,400 follower Pinterest, @daniaustin. She started her YouTube channel in 2012 as a college sophomore under the influence of her brother, YouTube singer Landon Austin, and it’s grown exponentially since then. Now engaged, Dani has YouTube friends across the country and travels constantly for different events and brand deals. Her content frequently includes outfits, travel related posts, sales guides, and faith pieces (read her Christian dating advice post here, it’s so good). She collaborates with tons of companies, including beauty and fashion brands like Smashbox and Nordstrom, regularly. As she plans her wedding, Dani is constantly sharing updates on dress shopping, sticking to a budget, and premarital counseling with her followers across all of her platforms. One of the things I definitely love most about Dani is how real she is with her followers. She’s constantly sharing on her Instagram story, from hauls to “retainer talk,” a little “series” she’s begun where she gets real with her followers from the comfort of her bed, retainer in mouth and all. Dani’s style is spunky and chic, often experimenting with the latest trends in the girliest hues.
(The images above are from the Dani Austin blog and belong to Dani. Their respective blog posts are linked within the images!)
When creating an outfit inspired by Dani Austin, I knew I had to include this lavender bell sleeved sweater because I actually purchased it from Nordstrom after she linked it on her Instagram story (I swear I’m not always that easily influenced, but it was less than $40 and look at those sleeves!). Since I purchased this sweater fairly recently, I was actually able to link the exact product for y’all, and I think you will love it’s soft material, flattering side cuts, subtle high low detail, fun sleeves, and gorgeous color as much as I do (it also comes in burnt orange, perfect for fall)! I decided to pair it with a simple denim skirt that actually buttons down the side (same one I wore in my Thanksgiving outfit post, before I cut it!) because wearing a unique spin on a basic trend is not a far reach from Dani’s typical ensembles. These fun TOMS booties were a no brainer, Dani’s constantly wearing brown booties and I could definitely see her loving the bright pop of color on these (plus the purple matches the sweater)! Since the shoes and sweater were already pretty loud, I opted for some simpler jewelry including my gold Kate Spade watch, a pair of thin gold hoops, and a white and gold choker from Beads by Syd on Instagram. I adore this choker for its larger, bubbly white beads and dainty little gold triangle charm. Plus, it has a toggle closure in the back which makes it so much easier to put on than typical lobster claw clasp chokers. All of my pieces from Beads by Syd have proven to be amazing quality, so I’d definitely recommend checking her page out!
Thanks for reading! How do you think I did imitating Dani Austin’s style?
The choker from Beads by Syd featured in this post was sent to me in exchange for a feature in my blog. However, all opinions are honest and my own. I don’t feature products I don’t truly love!