September 19, 2012

Today's Everyday Fashion: Textures



There are many ways to add interest to an outfit - color being the one I am personally drawn to the most, but texture is a close second and can make all the difference in the world. In today's outfit, the lime skirt feels like soft tweed, the blazer is silky and has pocket details, the shirt resembles chiffon with a pleated neckline, and the shoes are python embossed. Texture can add zest to an outfit and make inexpensive materials seem more expensive than they are. I love mixing together different textures, especially within the same color family like today's look. What are your favorite clothing textures and how do you mix them together?

Inspiration photo: Lucky
Blazer: Banana Republic, $35
Shirt: Love 21, $22 (similar)
Skirt: Limited, $25 (similarsimilar)
Shoes: Colin Stuart c/o MJR Sales, $24 (similar, similar)
Earrings: local boutique
Watch: Michael Kors, family gift
Ring: My Stella & Dot website $69 and $49
Bracelets: My Stella & Dot website $59 and $59 and $32 and $39
1. Nordstrom blazer 2. Michael Kors blazer 3. Jones New York blazer

40 comments:

  1. Abolutely love this outfit!! I want!! :)

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  2. CoffeebeansandbobbypinsSeptember 19, 2012 at 8:56 AM

    What a great remake of this! Love that skirt!
    http://coffeebeansandbobbypins.blogspot.com/

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  3. This is really a great look J!  Your jacket is so cute and I love the Nordstrom Blazer so much!  

    http://easyoutfitsbypip.blogspot.com

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  4. I tend to be drawn to clothes that are a solid colour rather than patterned, so I love to pick up pieces with texture to add interest. That shirt I especially like :)
    I love the combination of a soft shirt with ruffles/frills with a skirt/pants made from stiffer fabric with a slightly rough texture.

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  5. Love this look! The color of that skirt looks great with your cream jacket!

    www.everydaywitharedhead.blogspot.com

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  6. I actually prefer your version better.  The cut of your pieces work so much better together.  And that lime green looks really good on you. I would say 95% of my wardrobe is solid colors and I add pattern and interest via accessories.  The blouse on this outfit really makes it happen for me.  Love it.

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  7. Adorable outfit.  I have mainly solids in my wardrobe and add patterns with accessories like scarves.

    Agi:)

    vodkainfusedlemonade.wordpress.com

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  8. The color of that skirt is beautiful!   I'm really loving pencil skirts in all different colors. It's definitely and easy way to add color to an outfit.

    Megan

    budgetfashion101.blogspot.ca

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  9. I LOVE today outfit!!! This might be one of my favorites yet!

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  10. that color of the skirt is so gorgeous! i love it.

    www.modernsuburbanites.blogspot.com

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  11. Fantastic interpretation of the inspiration outfit, J!  Your shoes are HAWT.  I dunno if I have a favorite clothing texture, but I do looooove leather jackets.  Paired with silky, sheer, or flowy materials?  Love!

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  12. you did an excellent job taking inspiration from that outfit! this looks nearly identical in feel and style.
    kw, Ladies in Navy

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  13. What is name of you MK watch - I think I just bought the same one :)

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  14. I totally love this look :)

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  15. This is a great look. I only recently started playing with texture when it comes to my outfits. Love that lime skirt too!

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  16. I love this look! It's so soft and pretty but the details keep it really interesting and definitely expensive looking! I totally want a silky blazer now :)

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  17. Thanks Audrey! I love those materials together too. A juxtaposition between hard and soft. :-)

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  18. This one turned out great! I love your top

    Angela @ the lovely cup

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  19. Great pencil skirt... that color is so perfect for you! 
    ~L&W
    www.thedoubletakegirls.com

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  20. Your outift is better than your inspiration one! Looks great. Love that green.

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  21. I said it on your last post and I'll say it again: the color palettes you pick out for yourself are just stunning!! You really do have a great eye :)

    http://thriftthick.blogspot.com/

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  22. This color combination is so summery and I love it! Love the skirt the most! Those shoes are one of my favorites on you too!

    XO http://shesaidhesaid-fashion.blogspot.com 

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  23. This outfit is beautiful! One of your best for sure!
    work-it-blog.blogspot.com

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  24. I seriously like your look better than the original. So cute!

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  25. This outfit is beautiful in its simplicity. You look fresh and bright! Gorgeous photos,
    kendrrat
    kendrrat.blogspot.com

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  26. I know this post was about texture, but I totally want to steal that skirt from you!  

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  27. pretty little thingsSeptember 19, 2012 at 8:11 PM

    such a lovely skirt on you! xo

    http://allthingsprettyandlittle.blogspot.com/

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  28. The colour of your skirt is so beautiful!  I love pairing opaque fabrics used for structured pieces, like blazers with either silky chiffon like fabrics used for blouses and t-shirt fabrics.  I agree that when you go with a monochromatic look, it does make an outfit look more expensive.

    Side note:  Loved your post yesterday.  Tried to do my version here and credited you: http://coverupchic.blogspot.ca/2012/09/fall-suiting-cool-colours.html

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  29. Love the bright of the skirt with the neutrals!!!

    Monica from Fashion Koketi

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  30. Love your blog! Would like to become a member... would you like to be my member too?

    Stilo

    http://blogdastilo.blogspot.pt

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  31. Great look.  Very classy!  I'm with you in that I usually go for colour, but I think I will have to try experimenting with texture.

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  32. Especially during the fall season, I enjoy mixing tweed with wool, such as a tweed blazer with a wool turtleneck sweater.  I also enjoy mixing hard textures with soft textures, such as leather and lace.   

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  33. Love that skirt! www.dreamboatfashion.com

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  34. I love it!  The skirt is such a beautiful color!

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  35. Love this jacket with the bright skirt. Cuteness.

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  36. Love this look! 

    Roni
    www.styleandpoise.blogspot.com

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  37. WOW! Nice information…it has helped me a lot
     

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