How was your weekend? I was busy cleaning house, going to watch the Steeler Game at the local watering hole, cheering on my home team. We hung some of my dad’s photographs that I received at Christmas. My mom put them on canvas, as a memory and now they adorn the bedroom and hallway. Yesterday was tough, as it was just last year…this time.
Anyway,as far as the day-to-day, I continue to shop my closet, as I missed this beautiful embroidered dress from Zara that went on sale. I am not quick enough! I have a few things on my “wishlist” that being one, a pair of white leather sneakers, ( Adidias or Puma) and a floral handbag for spring ( Ted Baker). Otherwise, I am pretty content with the closet I have at the moment. Closet, yes. Grey hairs, no.
One of my favorite things about dressing for Fall/Winter is layering and creating outfits that can mix prints, textures, patterns. I think one can be a bit more creative than the pretty floral dress and delicate handbag with heels. Today I thought I would talk about one of the ways I like to make my winter outfits more interesting, and that is by mixing several textures.
This look today takes an intricate lace pattern, cashmere leoapard print, and a sable-colored rich velvet blazer to make one cohesive look and neutral palette. The leopard pattern is repeated in my Rockport kitten heels. I have a fondness for color, but enjoy wearing neutrals when I can mix textures as not to make the look “dull”. If you are trying this type of look try these tips:
- Decide whether you want a neutral or color palette.
- What are your favorite textures: Do you enjoy wearing silk, lace, cashmere, wool? Are you a fan of tweed?
- Take several pieces from your closet in 2-3 different textures and try combining them to create a look.
- If you wear dresses- add a different textured blazer or sweater over top.
- One can also add textures with stockings or tights in the winter.
- Accessories can add additional texture to a look. For instance, I have a jacquard purse I will wear in combination with other textured clothing items.
Let me know in the comments if a.) you are a Steelers fan b) Enjoy combining textures with your Winter Wardrobe
Leopard shoes ( Rockport)
Bag: Rebecca Minkoff- ( older style, like this)
Velvet blazer- Loft ( old)
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