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February 2012 Lookbook: Tactile Pleasures

Omiru's February 2012 Lookbook: Tactile Pleasures
This look is part of Omiru’s February 2012 Lookbook series, which builds upon our 16-Piece February 2012 Capsule Wardrobe.  See more information about this look.

Part of what makes fashion so fun is the way an outfit looks - but the way an outfit feels to the touch also adds to the delight.  The beauty of playing with textures is that it’s so subtle - it’s only when you see the pieces up close that you fully appreciate the intricacy of the look.  I layered up three key textures in this look - a traditional lace, a snazzy tweed, and leather cutouts - for a look that’s as fun to touch as it is to look at.

1. Start with a textured base: a white lace shell paired with a neon tweed skirt.  The white shell makes the neon green in the skirt pop, and vice versa.
2. Grab a blazer to give the look a little extra polish.
3. Add additional texture via your accessories.  Along with the leather cutout clutch (love love love this pattern), I added a ribbon tied beaded necklace to make the look more ladylike.
4. Slip on a pair of suede pumps, and you’re good to go.  Why did I choose blue for the shoes?  The blue of the pumps echoes the navy blazer and reads well with the yellows and greens in the look.  Together, these pieces are a great study in pairing analogous colors.

How would you play with texture?
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