Featured user: @modernbeagle2
This week our featured user is Erin from Virgina, and you might know her better as @modernbeagle2. When I scroll through her feed, I am always drawn to the amazing color combinations and themes in her outfits.
Keep scrolling to read her full Q&A and to see some of the favorite outfits in her feed.
How long have you been creating sets?
I’ve been creating/designing sets for a little over two years now. It all happened by accident when I was looking for an app to help me make my clothes into outfits. I stumbled upon ShopLook and loved it immediately! My sister had been doing similar fashion sets on another platform and was excited to teach me.
When you start with a blank canvas for a new outfit, what is the first thing that you place?
I usually begin with the inspiration for the set, whether it’s a photo or an outfit piece.
Favorite fashion decade?
My favorite fashion decade is the 50s. I love their vintage style and the overall happiness their outfits portray.
Describe your style in three words:
Modern, Classic, Cozy
Tell us about your style icons:
Zendaya is one of my favorite style icons because, although I can’t dress anything like her, she has a unique style and wears whatever she likes with energy.
Which wardrobe item could you wear with everything for a week?
I would choose simple black leggings. I like the idea of a capsule wardrobe, so I tend to wear different articles of clothing multiple ways. I’ve found that black leggings can be worn in many ways and still look fashionable.
Something you would never wear?
Surprisingly, I would never wear most animal prints, but specifically, snakeskin. I’m not sure what it is about snakeskin that scares me off, but I just won’t wear it.
Something that you (almost) always include in your sets?
I almost always include some sort of flower. I’m not exactly sure why, but I think it makes the set seem more jovial.
Any fellow ShopLookers that inspire you?
My favorite users are Looksbylyla, Ampersands-1, Pattimayo, and Aafashion. Their sets are all unique, but have a certain visual appeal.
Any advice for those looking to improve their creative process?
I would say to scroll through the featured pages on a couple competitions and see some different styles. Find some you like and learn a little about them. Make sure not to replicate them, but you can use them for inspiration.
Favorite designs that you have created?
My Top 3 Favorite Sets of All Time:
“Beach Day” This was a really fun set to create. It felt very relaxed and beachy🏝. It was my first competition win, so that was very exciting.
Rose Gold Radiance I was in a boots phase, but I was obsessed with this set. I think the colors complemented each other well.
“Black Turtleneck” places third. I’m not sure why I like this set so much, but I think that it’s simplicity yet professionalism is very calming to me.
If I had to choose an honorable mention, it would go to my Zendaya Celebrity Style Set. It was super electric and I love the way it came together.
Current phone wallpaper?
My wallpaper is my dog. He is 10 years old and is my best friend ❤️.
Something that others might now know about you?
I am left-handed, and I love sports, which may be surprising considering my sets. I play softball and basketball.
Album you could listen to on repeat for a week?
I would want to listen to Thomas Rhett’s album “Life Changes” because the songs are super relatable, and make me happy.
Something you purchased recently and absolutely love?
I recently purchased a couple off the shoulder dresses, and I would recommend them to anyone who wants to dress without showing too much skin. They make me feel confident and happy.
Any other places online where people can check out more of your style?
I am currently in the process of starting a fashion blog, but it isn’t ready for the big reveal yet 😉
Trend you once tried but now makes you cringe?
The front tuck t-shirt trend seemed super cool at the time, but I realize now that it made me look sloppy. I know plenty of people who can still pull it off, but I will never try that again
My dream job would be to work for Disney as an imagineer, though I’ve always wanted to flip houses on HGTV 😊
I’m still in school, but I would like to pursue a career in interior design or dental hygiene.
What do all great sets have in common?
I think that although many of the best sets have different styles, three factors are consistent: big clothes, less white space, and some sort of inspiration, whether it’s text or a photo.