Mixing Prints & Texture in a Black & White Outift

Mixing Prints & Texture in a Black & White Outfit | Designing From My Closet

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:

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.

Mixing Prints & Texture in a Black & White Outfit | Designing From My Closet

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.

Mixing Prints & Texture in a Black & White Outfit | Designing From My Closet

To add a little variety, I went with a charcoal gray mule I thrifted as well.

Mixing Prints & Texture in a Black & White Outfit | Designing From My Closet

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.

Mixing Prints & Texture in a Black & White Outfit | Designing From My ClosetMixing Prints & Texture in a Black & White Outfit | Designing From My Closet

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

No matter how long the winter, spring is sure to follow.

 Be Blessed!

Janeane

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8 comments

  1. I know I never was comfortable mixing prints until about a year ago!! Now I find it so fun & creative!
    It’s still not my first thought when I get dressed….I really have to plan it out. but it is getting easier!
    jodie
    http://www.jtouchofstyle.com
    ps…my blog post about the thrift box is going live tomorrow morning (Sat. Mar. 4)!!

    1. It does take some extra planning and effort like you said. And the result is so worth it as you know. I have found as I am sure you have, that the more you do it, the easier it becomes.

      And I am looking forward to seeing your Thrift Box post!!!

  2. Janeane, this is a lovely look. I think it is so fun to play with prints and textures and by keeping the color palette to fewer colors it makes it a little easier. I really like all the pieces in this outfit, especially the sweater and the necklace. Great look! Thanks for sharing. – Amy
    http://stylingrannymama.com/

    1. Texture has been a huge deal to me lately and I love how this look plays up on that too. Yes, this color palette does make the print mixing super easy.

      Thanks!

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