Fashion and personal style should always be a direct reflection and outward visual expression of who you are. The philosophy of style whether you speak to the eclectic woman, celebrity stylist, or GQ man in a boardroom will probably the same—It should tell a story. Most of the time that story line will be the same, the source of inspiration. Inspiration is everywhere! If you keep your eyes open, it’s on murals of historic buildings, it’s the natural gradient in ocean waves on vacation, and also interiors of boutique hotels and interiors.
I’ve always found my greatest source of inspiration from interiors. You’ll find many ideas and sources of inspiration to develop a broad and eclectic wardrobe from color ways, textures and mixing prints from your su casa or some one else’s.
Here’s a How to Guide to Turn Your Room Into A Wardrobe:
+ Look for prints. Drapes and pillows and even art work are great interior pieces to reference in a wardrobe look. Florals, stripes, and abstract art can easily be sourced and styled as a blazer or pair of trousers.
+ COLORS!!! Many interior designers plan room vignettes based on mood-boards and color palettes. You can too! It’s your easy little color palette cheat book. Play around with gorgeous color combination pairings like blues paired with shades of orange, complimentary and contrasting color ways, and monochromatic looks.
+ ACCESSORIZE WITH TEXTURE AND FIXTURES. I love to replicate a statement earring look from placement of a chandelier in a dining room. There are endless options when it comes to playing around with accessories. The wood texture of African drums in a Afroglam family room, velvet loveseat upholstery styled as a velvet formal gown, acrylic centerpieces rendered as a chunky bracelet.
ANDREA FENISE LOOK 1 Blazer : Main Event Boutique Blouse: byAndreaFenise Denim: H&M INTERIOR DESIGN : GWEN DRISCOL
ANDREA FENISE LOOK 2 Dress : Target Shoes : Style Junkie INTERIOR DESIGN M. STEFFENS INTERIOR
PHOTOGRAPHY BY KPFUSION
Get inspired to Turn Your Room Into A Wardrobe by looking at byAndreaFenise.com or attend Art by Design April 29th, 13 design vignettes and a Turn Your Room into A Wardrobe Tour and Presentation
UPCOMING EVENT ART BY DESIGN Propcellar April 29th 11a-3p Benefitting ArtsMemphis, Art by Design is a 3-Day event featuring the design artistry of 13 of Memphis’ top interior design teams. Demonstrating an astonishing array of talent, style, furnishings and art, the designers are collectively working to raise funds for over 60 arts organizations and individual artists in our city.