Fall Fashion 101: layering with texture

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In true form, 90S-INSPIRED looks are back and popping up all over for fall in some familiar textured fabrics. Texture is an essential element in fashion because it adds depth and visual interest to your outfit. By incorporating different textures, you can completely transform a basic look. Try these texture combos while layering for fashion’s favorite season to ace your office style. 

Smooth Suede + Chunky Knit 

With a simple black pant, these two cold-weather staples work together to create the perfect blend of professional and cozy. Keep from getting too warm by looking for one of this year’s favorite trends—a sleeveless sweater, and/or a lightweight suede jacket with stretch for extra comfort. (Sweater & Pants, Ama La Vita; Jacket & Purse, Primp Boutique)

Corduroy + Sleek Satin 

Get ready to see corduroy everywhere this season—from jackets to pants and even accessories! This material adds a touch of vintage charm to any outfit, but make sure to aim for a balance of textures with the rest of your outfit. Try pairing corduroy pants with a monochrome top & satin blazer to add just the right amount of polish to your workday. (Turtleneck & Blazer, Primp Boutique; Pants, Ama La Vita)

Ribbed Knit + Rich Wool

We love to see basic pieces take a new shape when pulled together, like this sweater dress and longline wool coat. The key to nailing this texture combination is playing with your color palette and proportions. To avoid this oversized look becoming “sloppy,” opt for a fitted or belted silhouette underneath and work with colors that add depth, such as jewel tones. As the weather continues to cool down, tights and boots add longevity to this fall outfit. (Dress & Coat, Primp Boutique; Purse, Ama La Vita)

 

Extra Credit: Accessories

If texture is the primary component of your look, add even more interest with accessories in a pop of color, pattern or contrasting material. Go classic fall in a neutral tweed or add a little extra polish with leather. Headbands and belts are also back in a big way—find them in many of the same materials listed above if you’re not ready to fully dive into the 90s-inspried fashion of the season.  ::

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Samantha has always loved making things "pretty." Her level of patience necessitates that pretty must also be simple and practical to remain sustainable! Currently a professional organizer by day, Samantha holds a professional background in both cosmetology and personal styling. A true believer of the term "more with less," she hopes to bring a balanced approach to the fashion & beauty department for RWM readers.

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