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Simple Sophistication: Mix Up Your Look With Texture

Simple Sophistication: Mix Things Up With Texture
Shop the Look (clockwise, from top): Panneau Silk Cami | $118 at J Crew, AE Skinny Cord | $39.50 at American Eagle, Small Georgie Satchel | $258 at J Crew, Suedette Over the Knee Boots | $34.80 at Forever 21, Tyrian Purple Patches Sweater | $49.99 at Ruche.  See more information about this look.

You don’t have to go crazy with color in order to create a visually compelling look.  Do as the Japanese do and experiment with texture.  We love combining fabrics of different weights, feels, and sheen in order to create a look that feels like much more than the sum of its parts.  Here’s how to mix up your look with texture:

1.  Start with a top that gives you both micro and macro textures: a smooth silk cami that provides extra visual interest with a set of cascading ruffles.
2.  Slip on a pair of slim fit corduroy pants for a matte, almost nubby texture.
3.  Bring on the cable knit with a cardigan sweater in a nice neutral grey.  Added bonus?  The applique flowers and bows, which provide an extra dose of textures and fabrics.
4.  Finish off the look with a pair of foldover suedette boots (matte texture) and a creamy leather handbag.

How would you play with texture? Share your style with us in the comments!

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Ruffled Celosia Cardigan


Delicate vintage-inspired ruffles adorn this gorgeous sweater. Worth the splurge!

$98  at J Crew.

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