You Can Never Wear Too Many Textures

Yes, there is pattern mixing here, but mostly I wanted to play around with the textures – the different wool textures of the pants, the vest, and the jacket. The eyelets on my shirt collar can count as another texture as well. I kept the colors roughly in the same family, brown and green (even the brown body and green eyes of my owl brooch match the browns of my shoes and pants, and the greens of the vest and jacket) to keep the outfit from being too busy.

Looking at it now, I realize this outfit would be perfect for this week’s SIA too. I guess I was just feeling green and brown this week…


Grandmacore

I’ve been wearing sweater vests a lot lately, though always paired with pants. I usually tuck my tops into skirts, and I thought that pairing vests with skirts may look too grandma-ish, especially since my vests are all of a looser fit and do not lend themselves well to being tucked in. But then again, I’ve never been afraid of looking like a grandma, so I decided to try it out. And guess what? I like it! It helps that my vest is a little shorter and the blazer gives the outfit some structure, so it doesn’t look too dumpy.