Street Style. Interior Design.
I recently did an exercise where I wrote down where I would like to be in 3 years from now, and answered these questions: Where would I live, what would I be doing, what would I be wearing, how would I feel? The questions weren't that difficult to answer, but the one that stuck out to me was what I would be wearing? I realized when I answered this question that I wasn't taking enough risk in my wardrobe. I dream of pairing crazy prints together and being more bold with color and most importantly, having more fun with my style. For those of you who know me, I know you are saying "WHAT? SHE CRAY." There are 3 colors in my wardrobe. Black, white and navy blue. Prints? Non-existent. But, don't lose faith in me yet. It's fall (101 degree fall) and there's still time for me to change. I'm not THAT set in my ways. Geez. So, in honor of fashion week I've decided to dream. And, maybe I'll even buy that crazy multi-colored fur coat I've been eyeing and then pin it to my mood board and redecorate my office using it as inspiration. You just never know...
Fashion week is always a time that I like to dream about where I might be going and what I might be wearing when I get there. I especially love street style during Fashion week as it usually encompasses the best and the brightest of bloggers, stylists, editors and models, all of whom always look amazing, and most importantly look like they had fun getting dressed. Sometimes I think it's easy, at least for me, to take things too seriously from getting dressed to styling a space. I often get buyer's remorse, second guess myself, or revert back to my black, white and navy blue comfort zone, sans prints.
I was on a project recently where the designer confessed to me that she always got buyer's remorse when she pulled the trigger on an upholstery project. She was always worried it would come back from the upholsterer and be a disaster. I thought, Hallelujah! I'm not alone on that front, but I also realized that this is why I love fashion week. When I browse street style looks (confession: browse is an understatement I consume them obsessively) it always helps me take a step back and look at the wildly fun get-ups, the risks that people take and how they rock their looks. No buyer's remorse!
In honor of dreaming about being bold and owning your style, I've rounded up some super fun street style shots and rooms that look like they could have and may have been inspired by one another. From courageous color to adventurous prints, these images remind me to be fearless and resolute. And, most of all to have fun! I hope they inspire you too.
Together these two look like they could have been on the mood board for the room below by Commune. I love how the deep reds and neutrals are warm and daring at the same time. The deep browns in the striped jacket translate perfectly to the warm wood and leather dining chairs, and the red plaid jacket is the perfect palette for a statement piece in fashion or in art. Both the outfits and the room use black to ground the statement pieces, letting them do all the talking. Love both these looks and this gorgeous room by Commune.
If someone were challenged to create a room based on this stunning look on Miranda Kerr, I don't think anyone could have pulled it off better than this living space found on Coco+Kelly. The green leather jacket is to die for, and brings out the pops of green in her blouse. Below the jungle print and the green table play off of each other perfectly. The buttery leather chairs are an excellent compliment to the green and lavender palette in the room, and Miranda's top shines with gold. You can even see the lavender in her shirt in the lavender velvet chairs in the room. Dying over these two images and how they are so beautifully matched.
Miranda Kerr Credit: fashionsylemag.com
This image makes me want to do some serious twinning with my besties, so that together we can create inspiration for a room as daring as the one below by Commune Designs. Graphics and graphics and graphics, oh my! Miroslava Duma can pull off just about anything and so can Commune when they design a room. I love how Miroslava's coat brings the eye straight to her, and how she keeps it simple underneath with a black sheath. And that red leather bag is just a hint of much needed color in this combo. Commune's graphic room would normally make me dizzy, but just like Miroslava's coat it works to bring you into the space and delve into the world they have created. I want to go inside and see what else the space has to offer. Brilliant as always, Miroslava and Commune should do a collaboration. Hint...
Caroline De Maigret never disappoints when she gets dressed. Her looks are typically understated French elegance with a touch of the unexpected. I think her look translates perfectly to Vicente Wolf's use of color in the room below. Vicente is a master of color and he understands perfectly how to let one or two colors in a room do all of the talking. Yellow always makes a statement, and these two understand how to compliment yellow with white and deep blues that have a lot of black in them. A small swatch of orange in both looks are the perfect way to bring in a third complimentary color that ups the fun factor for each look.