When it comes to making wardrobe decisions, drawing inspiration from the women in our lives is practically de rigueur. It's a habit that typically starts early in life and continues as we get older. Perhaps the most interesting aspect of this behavior is the idea that while we are looking to friends for styling ideas, they're also looking to us.
No one represents this full-circle fashion concept like the entrepreneurs behind the style blog Somewhere, Lately. Longtime friends Brooke Tredway and Meggan Morehead have created a lifestyle destination rooted in their shared aesthetic. While they live in different cities — Brooke is in New York City and Meggan is in Chicago — the blog always keeps them connected.
Curious to see how they are interpreting the season's biggest fashion trends, we put them up to a styling challenge. Ahead, learn more about each girl's personality and unique fashion sensibility, then see how they get ready for Spring events.
meet brooke and meggan of somewhere, lately
Brooke's stance on style
"My style is comfortable and casual with a bit of an edge. Coming up with a look can take some trial and error (things don't always look as great on as they did in your head), so I love the creativity aspect that comes with it. Whether it's wearing sneakers with a dress or mixing feminine pieces with an edgy jacket, it's fun to come up with new concepts and try them out."
Meggan's stance on style
"My look is laid-back, comfortable, and cool. I like to wear classic pieces that can be mixed and matched with trendy items. Putting together outfits takes a lot of trial and error. That's why once you come up with the perfect look, it's so rewarding! When you find something you love, it's definitely a confidence booster. In terms of getting ready, it can take me 1 1/2 hours. My hair is SO thick and takes forever to dry. I have to take multiple breaks because my arm falls asleep while blow-drying. I can do my makeup fast, though."
When it comes time to get dressed, it's fairly common for the two friends to look to one another for fashion inspo. It's even more likely that they select the same pieces to anchor each look and then make each look their own. Up ahead, see how they style key pieces from H&M.