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January 29, 2014

Sarah Stright-Hartley: Interior design can bring style inspiration

NEW CASTLE — In the past, I've mentioned how one of my favorite ways to find inspiration when I may be lacking it is through interior design.

Looking at perfectly styled rooms can often give a fresh view on a way to mix textures and colors that you may not have thought of before.

And that's what I've done for this week's blog post.

If you take a look to the right, you'll find a beautiful room in shades of white with hints of blue, pink, and black and white stripes. I've built three different looks around this room for different situations.

Fun — One of the best parts about fall and winter is all of the plaid that comes out of hiding. So I took that idea and built an outfit around a black and white plaid skirt. Then to bring in the blue of the bedroom, I chose a cropped tee over a white chiffon shirt. So that it wouldn't look too young or school-girl like, I grounded the look with chunky black booties and a leather jacket to give the look some edge.

Dressy — Going out on the town? Try something like this — white denim (yes, even in winter, though maybe not if there is snow sludge on the ground) and a dramatic black-and-white striped top. Keep the look sophisticated with strappy heels and a mixed material jacket like this leather and tweed one. I included the blue from the room in the clutch and bangle to give the outfit a slight pop of color.

Professional — Want to work this color combo into your work wardrobe? Go for a classic black suit but then use the color to make the look more vibrant. A hot pink bow blouse is classic and fun at the same time, while the bag is the perfect combination of a classic shape in a surprising color.  The easy accessories keep the look professional enough for the office but still add personality to the look.

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