texture + pattern

top: Francesca's 
vest: Banana Republic (old)
leggings: Gap
shoes: Urban Outfitters (similar)
necklace: Anthropologie
bangle: Kate Spade


there's something that i like about an unexpected combination. maybe it's the rebel in me, but i think that pattern and texture should always be worn together. i'm also a firm believer in pairing pieces of clothing that you maybe wouldn't have thought to put together. i can definitely say that i end up wearing my clothes with other things that i never would have thought to put together until they were in my closet. call me crazy, but i think things that are just a little different, off the beaten path, unexpected.  i think that's part of my style mantra, if i had to say.

what about you? do you like to take risks with your clothes or stick to the things you know?

29 comments

  1. oh i love it! so cute! and yes, i totally do that - it's one of the fun challenges about getting dressed in the morning! :)

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  2. I love the pattern/texture combination, too. Orange is a great color on you! And as always, I'm a fan of polka dots.

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  3. I only have a few risky pieces in my closet. But, I find myself drawn to those pieces often, especially when I am looking to feel better about the day. Would love to be more risky in fashion. Love the polka dots!

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  4. such a lovely blouse on you! xo

    http://allthingsprettyandlittle.blogspot.com/

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  5. Gorgeous! I love pairing different patterns and textures.

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  6. Cute combo! I love your shoes, they look so comfy. Where are they from?

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    1. Just kidding. I just saw that you put where they are from. Excuse me - my coffee hasn't kicked in yet!

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  7. Love the top, the colors are adorable!

    Carly
    www.lipglossandcrayons.com

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  8. This outfit is so fun! I tend to play it safe more than anything else. I do like to choose fun textures and colors, but I know that if I walk out the door and don't feel confident immediately, I'll feel weird all day.

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  9. Love the pop of color on a dreary winter day! So cute!

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  10. So cute! I never would have thought to put these pieces together but they go so wonderfully!

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  11. I LOVE Francesca's. If I could get most of my clothes from there I would. Unfortunately my bank account doesn't agree with me. Luckily when they have sales, those sales are AMAZING!

    Love this outfit! :)

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  12. Cute outfit! How do you get such nice volume at your roots?

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  13. Love this blouse! Glad to see some fun colors on you, girl!

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  14. I tend to be safe...but thanks to you and your sister I am trying to venture out a little more. And as always you look adorable!

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  15. love this outfit!! That top is so cute and i NEED that vest. perfect perfect perfect :)

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  16. I LOVE your hair!!! It looks amazing!! Love the outfit too! Super cute!

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  17. This outfit is perfect!! I love everything about it. xx. McKenna Lou
    www.lynnandlou.blogspot.com

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  18. I absolutely love this outfit!!! Its one of those that I could wear everyday!
    And I love your hair as well!

    Vera

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  19. Your hair looks really pretty here, did you brighten it up a little?

    Kristina

    Kristina does the Internets

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  20. Love the texture! What a neat long vest to throw over virtually anything! Including pattern :)
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  21. Darling layering. I love your vest. I've been thinking I need more vests in my wardrobe. :)
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  22. I love the shirt! I also like to mix patterns/textures - usually I'll pair something more edgy or masculine with something feminine, like a studded belt with a floral dress :)

    Makeupandothermusings.blogspot.com

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  23. Pretty!

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  24. zut alors! zeez eez pretty!

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  25. adorable! I love the vibrant blue against that orange. Thankfully I am now taking more risk with pairing my clothes together. Bloggers like you (and Pinterest) have def shown me that the unexpected in fashion is much more fun!

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  26. What an amazing outfit! I wouldnt never dare to wear something like that, but it looks fab on you!
    Xx el33ta

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  27. I love this combination!!!! The blouse is super fun!!! I love mixing different colors and textures too!
    Elena
    http://dcinstyle.com/blog/

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