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

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.

Absolutely not! Most often, people copy me!


yes. i have actual items from past relationships. i copy ideas all the time from the online sewing community.

Almost all my dressing ideas have been stolen/borrowed/adapted from friends and family haha - they're my greatest influence! I love looking at the things my mum and her sisters used to wear when they were my age, and like I said before about being in an art school - everyone looks so damn cool all the time, the first thing I did when I was at uni was to go shopping for things that I can wear to feel just as cool and on trend as my peers.

I had the favorite plaid men's shirt I stole from college boyfriend for many years. I wore it out.
What cracks me up now is watching my teen son wear my high school friend's cross country t shirt, that I stole from him, 40 years later, to his cross country meets.

i tend to swap and share a lot of clothing with my sister, like most sisters do.

I exchange clothes with my roommates once in a while. And it is one of my roommates who encourages me to buy clothes second-hand.

I borrowed mom's clothes when I was teen. I must have also adapted things, just can't remember now any.

When I first started dating my partner, we played a lot of golf and he, and his family for that matter, wear a lot of polo shirts and casual button downs. Due to this I started wearing those on a regular basis. Also, because his family is wealthier I also felt the need to dress nicer which meant I have a lot of semi-formal dresses in my closet.

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