Holiday dressing is the perfect opportunity to try some mixing and matching. I’m partnering with Banana Republic to share how to layer & incorporate a a little embellishment, a little pattern, and of course, lots of mixed textures into your outfits this season! They’re having 40% off everything right now (discount appears in cart), with an extra 20% off cold weather items ending tonight (Monday) night! Items that qualify for the double discount include my scarf and hat here, along with this beautiful long navy wool coat and this bow-neck jacket!
This layered look is one of my recent favorites. If the sweatshirt is too casual for your office, you can swap in a crewneck sweater and add a statement necklace (or velvet ribbon tied in a bow) underneath the collar!
Layering Made Easy
1. Start with a Staple
My base layer is this classic button-up in a slightly longer length (perfect for wearing un-tucked over leggings or for layering cropped pieces over).
2. Play with Pattern
The houndstooth pattern on these Sloan pants add a little something extra, but the navy / gray color and small print size keep it professional for work. They’re a little loose on me, but I wanted to show you guys how they fit off the rack, before I machine wash and dry them (to shrink) like with my other Sloan pants. These are labeled machine washable, not dry clean only like my solid colored ones!
3. Add a Festive Crewneck
This sweatshirt combines a casual, comfy piece with elevated little details. The cut is cropped in length, so a size up would’ve worked for me as well. I do wish the edges were finished instead of raw cut. Note this item page doesn’t indicate whether it’s in petite or regular, but after you add it to cart it should say petite.
4. Mix in Another Print
The trick is to mix and match prints of very different sizes – i.e. the small houndstooth on my pants + the generous checks on this scarf!
5. Top with Texture
This entire outfit is fairly neutral, but I love the interesting medley of knits, faux fur, plus the textured leather on the shoes! These block-heeled pumps are made of a slightly pebbled, coated leather with just a hint of shine, and are very comfortable out of the box.