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Simple Things and Fall Textures

The colder months bring to mind comfort and fun activities like hay rides, horseback riding and bonfires.  I can also remember slipping into a pair of flannel pajamas, bundling up in a blanket or wearing corduroy jeans to stave off the cold when I had to go outdoors.  From early on texture and fabric played an important role in getting dressed.  Fabrics like wool, tweed and flannel add refinement to your look and provide much needed texture.  Texture is important because it adds interest to your outfit and it just feels good to touch.    

Fall is my favorite season, there's a chill in the air but the weather isn't unbearable.  Living in Chicago, I've become accustomed to the fickle weather but I prefer colder, dry days.  For me, it's an opportunity to break out my sweaters, henleys, boots, quilted vests and other cold weather gear.  I look forward to layering up and wearing fabrics like wool, tweed, and flannel.  I prefer to mix my outfits with different textures to make them more interesting to look at and feel.  Incorporating various textures will give your look depth and dimension.  One of my favorite fabrics for adding texture is tweed.

Tweed is a sophisticated choice, you can dress it up or down.  Flannel is a great contrast with tweed, it's typically a heavier fabric so I suggest wearing it if you are going to be out in the cold weather for an extended amount of time.  Otherwise, I suggest making flannel an accessory like I've down here with the flannel tie.    

For another look, I've paired my tweed blazer with a heather red Henley for some color.  Who says fall has to be all about dark colors?  Stack your denim over your boots for a casual weekend look.  A blazer adds a touch of elegance to any outfit.  Top off your blazer-henley-denim combination with a scarf to keep your neck and chest protected from the chill.  If you live in a place where the weather can be unpredictable, layering up is essential in keeping you prepared for those moments when the weather turns on a dime.  

Thanks for reading.  Let me know what fall means to you.  Please comment, like and share.

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