2 In Getting Dressed

Layering texture

Lace is a current hot trend. Maybe you knew that or maybe you just love it and it’s a classic item in your wardrobe. I spotted this combo yesterday and just had to share it with you. This is a lace top with cap sleeves and this long necklace that adorns it is multi layers of fine chain in a delicate knot at the end. It was paired with a cotton jean jacket in olive green.

I just adore the mix of these two textures. They seem so right together — like bread and butter or peanut butter and chocolate. The lace is pretty on its own but when you add the chain necklace with the small round beads that repeat the circles in the lace, you just can’t help but love it even more!

I don’t know if I’d have thought to put this exact necklace with this lace top but when something is “right” it’s great to study it and understand why it’s working. For me, the textures are similar and friendly with each other and layering them together adds more interest to the outfit. My eye is drawn to it.

Two is better than one. Having two things with similar texture – one on top of the other – turns something that was good into something that’s much better! I also think the contrast in colors between the top and the necklace adds a certain tension that makes it pop as well.

Any ideas from you about why this works? Is this something you could wear?


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    April 24, 2013 at 7:13 pm

    I think it’s the classic naughty n’ nice combo. The lace is very “sweet,” and yet the necklace has a little “naughty” rocker edge to it. Great juxtaposition! (Like wearing your diamonds with a biker jacket!)

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    April 24, 2013 at 8:03 pm

    Love your interpretation! I’d love to see your combos of naughty and nice — besides the biker jacket and diamonds. You rock, girl!

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