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Patterns and Textures

Office Appropriate Outfits - Fall

Tan sweater with plaid pants, pearls, and nude shoes

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Sweater – Gap (similar) | Collared shirt – Collide Boutique (similar) | Pants – The Limited (similar) | Shoes – Bandolino (similar) | Necklace – JF&A Show (similar)

Sometimes an outfit is all about the patterns and the textures of the items in it. Take, for example, today’s Inspiration Monday photo:

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Her sweater is textured, her jacket is plaid, and if you zoom in you can see that her leggings are quilted. If she’d worn all creams and browns with no texture or pattern this outfit would look rather drab. But by adding the visual interest of patterns and textures it’s more interesting.

I tried to keep my earth-toned outfit interesting with the collared shirt (which is actually sleeveless because I sometimes dislike the bulkiness of layering a regular button-up under a sweater), the plaid pants, and the pearls. Overall it’s still a simple outfit but it’s perfect for a chilly fall Monday morning in the office.

Also linking up with Thirties Two Cents

4 replies on “Patterns and Textures

  1. Allyson

    I like the sleeveless collared shirt idea. Not as warm but I agree with you about the bulk. Not cute 🙂

    1. Erin @ Loop Looks Post author

      Agree that it wouldn’t be as warm but when it’s still in the 40s I figure I should be okay 🙂 Now, when it’s 20 degrees outside I’ll be dealing with the bulk to stay warm!

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