Mixing Fabrics and Patterns for Fall

At this point, I’ve made it pretty clear that I’m obsessed with all things Fall - pumpkin gnocchi, NYFW, and decorating our home have been on my list of priorities as of late. More than anything though, I’m welcoming this new season where I get the chance to be creative with Fall clothes. Now that October is here, it feels like we can fully embrace the coziness of it all and start dressing the part. The leaves are starting to change, along with the weather, and I’m seeing more layers pop up on my Instagram feed daily.

It’s just chilly enough outside to style a few light layers like this feminine blouse and furry vest by Heartloom without sweating my makeup off, or fearing hypothermia. The air is crisp, I’ve got a warm pumpkin spice latte in my hand, and all is right in the world. One thing I love about living in Maryland is being able to experience the vastly different seasons, but if I’m being honest, sometimes I’d rather hang onto the Fall weather year-round.

Either way, this may just be one of my favorite looks of the year so far. I love the bold mixture of textures and patterns, while remaining true to my style aesthetic: light and feminine. This classic, neutral palette is the perfect canvas for adding a fun pattern like these leopard print heels without going overboard. I found this particular pair at a consignment shop in my hometown, but I was amazed at how many pairs I fell in love with online while searching for a similar design to link in this post.

I also have a feeling that I’ll be wearing this wool fedora on repeat this season; it pairs well with everything from a blush sweater dress to boyfriend jeans and a chunky knit. As is the norm with my favorite wardrobe staples, this hat can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion.

Another thing I have been gravitating toward is this cozy cream vest because it is ideal for layering with long-sleeve blouses and sweaters. I like to add a little something with a pattern when wearing this piece, so that it stands out to show off the layers.

If you want to test the waters of mixing fabrics and patterns this Fall, I recommend starting with a neutral color palette and adding in a subtle pattern at the core layer (like this blouse or this sweater), and a bold “pop” at the bottom in the form of shoes or a bag.

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Boe Top and Rey Vest by Heartloom

Photos by Jade Nikkole Photography

Want more Fall fashion inspiration? Read 5 Questions to Ask Yourself when Shopping for a New Season and Best Fall Trends from NYFW (and How to Style them Yourself).

What is your favorite way to mix fabrics and patterns? Comment on the last photo on my Instagram feed and tell me, or tag me in your favorite Fall OOTD!

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xo Anna Elizabeth