I have done several posts in the past on the topics of mixing prints as well as adding texture to an outfit. In fact, here is a list with links of some of them:
- Dressing with Color, Texture, and Print
- Print Mixing with Gingham
- Style Detail Highlight: Texture
- Pattern Mixing: A How To Guide
- How to Create an Outfit with Multiple Colors
Today I am taking a new spin on the entire topic and creating an outfit by mixing prints and using texture, but this time in black and white. I have been pushing myself to embrace this color palette even though I am partial to wearing colors all the time. And I am so glad I have! It has opened up a whole new world and has given me the opportunity to be really creative and inject my own personal style with this classic combination on tones.
I first started with the extremely soft Lush brand sweater I thrifted in this cream, black, and charcoal stripe. It is sophisticated, yet has a slouchy and oversized fit that drew me to select what I would pair with it for this look.
On the bottom I chose to go with a pair of pants I got at Target on major clearance. They have a cream and black diamond pattern that also has a texture. The slim ankle silhouette looks so good with the fit of the sweater. And the mix of the larger stripe combined with the medium size print of the pant is divine.
To add a little variety, I went with a charcoal gray mule I thrifted as well.
My necklace that I got at Anthropologie a couple of years ago looks so cool against the sweater. The single orange bead really stands out among all the neutrals.
Being able to put looks like this together has me looking for even more ways to explore the entire “Black & White Outfit” arena!
Today’s Postivity Note
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