“Fashion Meets Design” with Interiors by Jacquin featuring Kalan Laws

 

Hi beautiful people!  It’s Jacquin from Interiors by Jacquin blog and I’m back with another great feature!

When it comes to men’s fashion, Kalan Laws really knows his stuff!  Today I’ve collaborated with Kalan to bring you the male perspective on Interiors by Jacquin’s very own series, Fashion meets Design.  I provided Kalan with a colorful interior design for inspiration and he came up with this fantastic look!  Kalan shares with us his fashion re-interpretation of this color-rich design…

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Who is Kalan? Well I’m the fun loving, life living southern gentleman with big city dreams! I’m from a one high school town outside of Dallas, TX who is in love with Faith, family, fitness and fashion. My journey in fashion began in middle school. I loved wearing my suits to school on game day. That was a requirement by all of my coaches because we meant business! This quickly turned into a staple in my weekly wardrobe. As a preacher’s kid I had a lot of suits and was eager to wear them every chance I could.

Fast forward 20 years and through many iterations of my personal style (Cross Colors and Guess ruled my closet in the 90’s) and we land in 2012 when I launched my blog www.senorguapo713.com. The name is translated as Mr. Handsome. I started the blog in an effort to establish a voice in the fashion world so that I can transition my expertise into design. The blog is a showcase of my personal style, menswear style and grooming tips, and stylish lifestyle events!

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When asked about my “style-spirations” it’s always difficult. I tend to pull elements from many different persons…most of whom are not famous or in the industry. My current aesthetic is European street style. I’m a SUCKER for harem pants, extended tees, and the freshest walking sneakers or cross trainers you can find. However, I will never abandon a more dapper look. As is the case with the ensemble built based on my design choice.

When I looked at the pieces from the room design I  focused on the essence of the room. The room spoke class and fun! I love how the sofa is very traditional in yet funky. This perfectly describes my style aesthetic! The blue and yellow draw the eyes but the muted brick calms the the scene as well! I love how the blues and yellows are on opposite sides of the room creating a symmetrical balance.  I wanted to mirror this complete sentiment exactly when choosing my ensemble.

The cap toe oxfords shoes by JD Fisk was my starting point. Such a bold color can be a challenge but if done correctly will be a win! Next was the blue. I knew the blue could touch the yellow because it would be too much so I opted to break them up with a sea foam green denim and rolled them up too keep it fun. To add texture, which is an essential element to a strong outfit, I put a striped tank under the blazer. A splash of of maize on the pocket square with a butter hued lapel flower rounds off the look. A perfectly placed gold timepiece and beachy wrist candy adds the right amount of class and playfulness.

One thing that’s often overlooked when creating a dope fit is skin tone. Admittedly I am wearing a lot…A LOT of color. But breaking it up with my skin tone and making sure to show it by rolling up sleeves and pant legs really balance it out. It’s important that you are aware of the undertones in your skin when wearing color heavy outfits.

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Designed by Suysel dePedro Cunningham & Anne Maxwell Foster of NYC firm Tilton Fenwick

I tried to capture the comfort, modernness, classicism, and edginess that I saw in the design frame and put it in a sartorial masterpiece.

¡Espero que disfrutes!

~SG

To find these looks, check the link below and for more great interior design & style inspiration stop by Interiors by Jacquin blog!

  • Royal Blue Blazer | Express Men: www.express.com
  • Denim | Levi’s: www.macys.com
  • Oxfords | JD Fisk: www.nordstrom.com
  • Tank| Pac Sun: www.pacsun.com
  • Lapel Pin | www.harrisonblakeapparel.com
  • Pocket Square | www.nordstromrack.com
  • Time piece | Diesel | www.norstrom.com
  • Wrist candy | Aldo Accessories | www.aldo.com

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