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LBS Chic: How To Mix Textures For Fall

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So when it comes to risk-taking with my style, I heir on the side of safe with a little dose of edge. I don’t typically mix prints and textures together but on this day in particular I felt inspired  so I went with it. I piled on a few of my favorite pieces this season – a Target for Altuzarra top, leather shorts from H&M and my fave tweed jacket from Simply Be.

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I found that there are a few simple tips that can make mixing textures when layering for fall a little easier to pull off. If you’re like me, and terrified of looking crazy in the street, here are a few easy tips:

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Have a neutral base.

If you’re mixing prints and textures, you want to make the focus on the textures so stick to foundation pieces in a neutral color. For this look, I’m mixing python print with tweed. The python top is based around brown and creme colors which are neutrals – way less distracting than wearing a neon pink for example.

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Pick a focus and commit to that.

My focus for this look is definitely the top and tweed jacket combination. So since these are my highlights, everything else is solid colored including my shorts, tights and boots. No other prints or clashing colors.

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Have a few elements that match.

It’s very subtle but my lipstick and my tights are in the same color. There’s something easy on the eye about two elements of a look that match. This is why I love to throw on my red leather handbag with a busy look particularly when I’m sporting a red lip. It’s a small detail but it pulls the look together.

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Photos by Lydia Hudgens

What about you guys? Do you mix prints and textures in your wardrobe? Any tips?

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  • Carla Brown

    Nice look!
    I never mix prints and textures but may give it a try.