It might still be February, but as we inch closer and closer to March, we’re already getting ourselves ready for the warm, colorful nature of spring. We’ve had our fill of knits, layering, and long evenings, and are ready to embrace sunshine and blooming landscapes. While we can’t change the outdoors, we can change what we surround ourselves with in our home and with what we wear. Right in line with current trends, we recommend spicing things up with some fun patterns. Whatever your look is, there’s always a pattern that can reflect your personality and invigorate your style. To show you how it’s done, we used an outfit from stylist, model, and blogger Amy Friel, and turned it into a matching interior design.
Amy Friel works every angle of her business including styling a look, modeling it, writing about it, and sharing every step of the way. Her focus is on street style, editorials, and showing behind the scenes, bringing her readers inspiration and encouragement to get out of their comfort zone and express themselves through their wardrobe. These ideas stem from her own journey in fashion, beginning as a student teacher in art. She had a difficult time finding professional clothes that fit her aesthetic, and took matters into her own hands, experimenting and sharing her path towards finding the right look.
Eventually, she changed careers from teaching to modeling and styling, and expanded her focus to non-work wear and showing what it was like to work on set. Her body of work expanded as well to include a blog, Instagram, and YouTube channel. She finds inspiration for each of these avenues from the people around her.
“I lived in New York and worked in Soho the other summer and was infatuated by the street style. The way people dress in each city is so unique to the city and their day to day lives. Every person dresses true to who they are, and that really inspires me."
The outfit we chose for today was inspired by Valentine’s Day. She wanted to create an outfit that could be work from mid evening to a late night dinner, and used statement floral pants, a chic blazer, and added a little sexiness with the addition of a sheer top. We loved the use of pattern in such a large scale. It allows the pants on this look to be the main garment, while the remaining pieces play off of it with more subtle details. Her bag, with a bold scarf tied on the side, perfectly completes the look with a few classic details that have an edge.
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