My #1 Secret For Styling Great Outfits

my number one style secret

Ok, so it’s not going to be a secret any longer but this is so good I couldn’t keep it to myself forever. What could it possibly be? When I think of professionals who know how to put patterns and colors together outside of the fashion world I think of interior designers.

Interior design is field I like to follow. People’s tastes for interior design vary even more than their taste in fashion. It’s because of this that interior design is filled with creative people who can create a range of different styles that look fantastic.

With sites like Houzz and Apartment Therapy gaining popularity you should have no trouble finding inspiration.

From contemporary to country, whatever style you want to dress in you can find inspiration from interior design. Let’s look at one interior design and see how we can pull an outfit together using the elements from the design.

To illustrate this technique I will use a country-themed living room I found on Houzz. I’ll call this look the country gentleman.

The Country Gentleman


Rust Blazer from the sofa – This rust colored herringbone tweed blazer is by Brooks Brothers.

Brooks Brothers Rust Blazer

Plaid Shirt from the throw pillows – The country check shirt is from British clothier, Charles Tyrwhitt.

country plaid shirt

Blue Tie from the blue lamps and throw blankets – This wonderfully textured grenadine tie is from Kent Wang. If you haven’t head of Kent Wang you are seriously missing out.

kent wang steel blue grenadine tie

Brown Trousers from the dark wood furnishings – These brown flannel trousers are from the iconic American brand, J. Press.

jpress brown wool flannel trousers

Dress Boots from the leather coffee table – American-made dress boots from Allen Edmonds.

allen edmonds bleecker street boots


And that was my number one secret for putting together great looking outfits. If you have any similar tips I would love to hear about them in the comments below.

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