Want to spice up your look, but you don't feel like adding pattern or color? Then you have two choices - add texture or shine! Texture adds depth in a subtle yet sophisticated way. And textures come in many forms, from the vertical weave of corduroy to the nubbiness of tweed to the sleekness of silk to the intricacy of embroidery.
Shine is an easy way to grab the spotlight - figuratively and literally. Shine works for day or night - it just depends on the choice of materials and how you use them. Check out the looks we updated at our recent Banana Republic event.
PART 3: TEXTURE & SHINE
CUTE YET FLAT
A boldly striped cardigan, a simple white T and jeans - what do they all have in common? They're all flat textures.
LAYER LAYER LAYER
A nubby tweed jacket gives tons of visual interest, especially when layered with an ivory lace T. The weight of the tweed contrasts with the delicate femininity of the lace, providing some great tension within the outfit. And take texture all the way down to your feet with a pair of suede booties!
SIMPLE AND EASY
On an easy day at home, you grab what's comfortable, right? White jeans, a blue oxford, and a grey cardigan. But then someone invites you out to lunch - you want to energize your look, but you don't want to change completely - so what do you do?
SIMPLE AND SASSY
Adding shine is a super simple way to spark up any look. In this case, a printed cardigan with metallic accents commands a bit more attention, while silver pointy-toe flats add that little something extra beyond a plain leather shoe.
All clothing and accessories by Banana Republic.