Texturize: How to add visual interest to a tone-on-tone outfit

While I don’t often do a lot of colour when it comes to my ensembles, I am a major fan of texture…which is, of course, a proven way to add visual interest to a tone-on-tone outfit.  But is it possible to have too much of a good thing??  I used to think it was; but in my quest to make 2018 my most sartorially fearless (and inspiring!) year yet, I decided to take on the challenge of proving myself wrong.

Add visual interest to a tone-on-tone outfit with an oversized furry scarf

And so I present to you my first experiment in serious textural layering – a blue-grey, faux-fur, cable-knit scarf on top of a fluffy camel sweater!!  That scarf is definitely not a subtle style statement, is it??  Calling it merely “oversized” is actually rather anticlimactic…this baby is HUGE!!  But it’s also what makes it so awesome; that, and the cool combination of furriness and chunky knit.  I certainly won’t ever need to reach for a hat when I opt for this über cozy wrap; in fact, I don’t think I’d even be able to find enough available “head space” to wear one!!

Add visual interest to a tone-on-tone outfit with an oversized furry scarf and fluffy sweater

Camouflage trousers, Frye platform booties, MK bag

And when it comes to providing some additional warmth without resorting to a more expected jacket or coat, this scarf is the perfect choice.  I loved the way my favourite fluffy sweater looked tucked into these military-inspired trousers to show off my embroidered belt; I really didn’t want to cover it up with any outerwear.  But it’s January after all – brrr – which makes an extra layer kind of a non-negotiable!!

Add visual interest to a tone-on-tone outfit with an oversized scarf, fluffy sweater, and embroidered belt

Add visual interest to a tone-on-tone outfit with an oversized furry scarf and fluffy sweater

Add visual interest to a tone-on-tone outfit with an oversized furry scarf and fluffy sweater

So yes – fuzzy knit plus cable-knit plus plush fur make for whole lot of texture in a single look.  Does it work, though??  I’m totally convinced it does…and it’s an awesome way to keep a quiet colour palette like these greys and beiges from being a snore-fest.  Have you ever done a major take on texture in your outfits, dear readers??  If not, have I convinced you to give it a try??  As always, I’m looking forward to reading your replies!!  😊

Add visual interest to a tone-on-tone outfit with an oversized furry scarf and fluffy sweater

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  1. January 21, 2018 / 8:26 am

    Monika that first photo of you is breathtaking!!!!!!! I am ALL for oversized anything, and your fur wrap is beautiful. Love the contrast of the soft fur with the camo trews and funky boots 😀

    Catherine x

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