I don’t use a stylist, mostly because I love playing dress-up. Going into my closet, creating new looks, and re-working old ones is a form of self-expression for me. I draw my fashion inspiration from a wide range of sources: magazine editorials, advertisements, even Pinterest. The image above comes from one of my many, ever-changing Tear Sheet boards. I fill them with whatever looks are currently inspiring my sartorial choices. Sometimes I’m inspired by the mood or the vibe, sometimes it’s the color or silhouette, and sometimes I just straight up love the look so much I steal it. With each Tear It & Wear It feature, I’ll show you my source image and how I reinterpreted the look with my own pieces. I hope you enjoy the feature, and try it yourself!