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13. Have you stolen, borrowed or adapted any dressing ideas or actual items from friends or family?

The only time I can think of anything like this happening is with a former friend who loved berets. I had never seen anyone else wear them so casually and pull them off so well. She kept different colors to coordinate with her outfits. I don't know if I'd call this stealing because I had already owned a beret as a gift before I met her, but I never considered wearing it until I saw her in them. I never did end up wearing it in public though, which is probably for the best.

No. I have always wanted to be my own person, in body, mind and spirit . . . clothing included.

All the women in my family tend to wear stripes.

My aunt has a crazy eclectic style - colorful and whimsical yet pulled together. As I grow up I have gravitated more towards her look. She just gets it.

I steal whatever's left from my mother's 1980s incredible closet. We are not into fashion, but we are into beautiful, timeless pieces

Yes a lot I've been adapted my dressing up often through my best friend and family

I copied the way my cousins dressed when I was younger because I looked up to them.

Yes, I went through my sister's closet so many times in high school and borrowed dresses, shirts, etc.

My sister is two years younger than myself, and we've mutually influenced each other.
We certainly stole many clothing items from each other. She's always been quite athletic and she's taught me how to wear sportswear and athletic shoes.
I've taught her the fine art of kimonos and big hair.

I steal a lot of items from family members because I hate shopping, and I also like the feel of things that are already a little worn in.

No I don't think so.

I have seen things on others that I then went to make myself.

When I was younger yes but nowadays I like to have my unique and personal style.

Definitely, and I'm not proud of it. I used to 'liberate' items from my sister's wardrobe when she wasn't there. Sometimes, if I liked the item enough, I would buy my own version - which would always lead to confusion when doing laundry... Otherwise I would eventually put it back. She definitely knew, and would frequently comment on it.

Yes! Most everything truly timeless and fashionable that I own belonged to my grandmother, an inspired and inventive dresser.

Not really no.

A good chunk of my wardrobe was plucked from my parents' closet. I have army jackets from my aunt's time in the service, shoes my grandmother wore in the '50s, sunglasses from my other grandmother, sweaters and turtlenecks from my mother, a billion button ups and windbreakers from my father. I was also inspired by a high school friend recently to start wearing scarves, and I wear my boyfriend's clothes sometimes.

Yes I share clothes with my two sisters. We often end up buying the same things if there becomes an argument.

I have a few pieces of my grandmothers and nana's jewelry and I wear them daily and love them. I have also stolen some of my dads denim pants and jackets. He always adds too much bleach to his laundry loads so his denim is beautifully distressed and bleached. Now that I think about it these pieces and aspects have defiantly shaped my style and the pieces that I find beautiful. WOW.

Yes I constantly borrow my sisters clothes and I have adapted traditional blouses to be paired with modern clothing. e.g the Yoruba Buba (Nigerian wear)and a pair of jeans

I kept stealing my bf's boxer briefs, and he got annoyed, so eventually I just sprang for amazing comfy boxer briefs cut for women. Never going back!

Oh without a doubt. My cousins are some of the most fashionable people that I’ve ever met, and I try to embody them sometimes. It’s inspired my passion for platforms and chunky shoes as an alternative to heels.


Only during high-school and college. Regretted it deeply.

Grandmother yes. Tank button downs

I haven't stolen any, but I have kept tops my friends have left at my house.

Not that I can recall, though my sister would definitely take my clothes, especially after I turned eighteen and had my fashion update.


I steal ideas from my roommate/best friend all the time: what silhouettes to wear, headwear, where to get inspiration from, etc.

yes, i went from color to black to color again

No I never do that.

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