Stylish people, please enlighten the clueless...

<p>Do black pinwale corduroy boot cut pants work with a (dark red) ribbed cotton turtleneck (1/4" wide ribs), or is that too much vertical texture clash? I'm thinking that this is not an ideal combination.</p>

<p>Would it make a difference if the ribbing on the top was 1/2" wide, or wider?</p>

<p>Yes, I'm serious. Thanks.</p>

<p>You know, it looks like English, but when I try to understand it...</p>

<p>black goes with everything ;)but just as long as the turtleneck/you are not too chunky, as cords add bulk- but it sounds warm & warmth is important!</p>

<p>Too much ribbing. Only one piece should be ribbed.</p>

<p>My free fashion advice (worth what you paid for it):</p>

<p>I'd do a smooth red top with the cords. Or smooth pants with the ribbed top.
I'm thinking what you're thinking. Probably not gonna work.</p>



<p>At first I thought she was talking about me.</p>

<p>Psst--WashDad, you're in the ladies' room.</p>

<p>I'm not a fashion queen, but I agree that your outfit sounds like there would be too much ribbing and clashing vertical lines.</p>

<p>I'm going to agree with too much ribbing.</p>

<p>So I see W-Dad is first responder and I'm thinking, "You go, multitalented WashDad!!" and "Wow, so WashDad is stylish!" Then I read what he wrote! </p>

<p>You guys are good. Thanks for the feedback! Bottom line: either top or bottom can be ribbed but not both. Got it.</p>

<p>Mannequins with pre-coordinated outfits were invented for people like me.</p>

<p>Next question: 1" silver snowflake pendant on a silver snake chain to fill in a v-neck t-shirt. What kind of earrings would be ideal? (See- I should always get the necklace and earrings together.) My best two choices at home are pearl studs or silver ball studs. If I go shopping, I know not to look for snowflake earrings but what should I hunt for? Thanks.</p>

<p>See- this is unprecedented - new dark red sweater and red v-neck shirt and snowflake pendant a full 12 days before Christmas! Usually I get up in the morning and hope that something appropriate grew in the closet overnight. </p>

<p>This festive partywear initiative is hard work.</p>

<p>Stick with silver: the ball studs, or sliver hoops. </p>

<p>And say hello to your new boyfriend from all of us.</p>

<p>Just kidding, but that was the only time I put together an outfit in advance.....</p>

Usually I get up in the morning and hope that something appropriate grew in the closet overnight.


<p>Woo-hoo, girl, you've got style! I do the same thing. My excuse is that no matter what I wear will be covered with a lab coat. However, I have to admit, I have not worn green polyester pants with an orange top since the 70-ies.</p>

<p>Silver studs should go well with a silver necklace. Any chance a red cashmere sweater sprouted in your closet overnight? That should go great with your pants.</p>

<p>Thanks for the feedback. No boyfriend, just part of my 50,000 mile tuneup! (50th birthday in the spring)</p>

<p>As my d would say...avoid the 'matchy-matchy' thing. Pretty much any understated silver earring would probably look very nice with the snowflake pendant (which sounds lovely btw). Just no snowflake earrings.</p>

<p>And I was thinking red cashmere too bunsen!</p>

<p>You could mitigate the texture-clash by wearing a shirt or shrug over the red turtleneck. Or even a white scarf.</p>

<p>sorry about the bad advice ;)
Of course I should know better- I stopped working in fashion long ago- and now wear Carhartts & Timberland steel toe boots everywhere </p>

<p>( by the way- has access to posting changed for anyone? I don't have the little box open unless I click on post)</p>

<p>Re question #2 (in post #10), my two cents:</p>


<p>No, EK4. That's annoying, though. Did you somehow change a setting option?</p>

<p>I can assure you that it wouldn't be fashionable. How do I know this? Well, my first thought was "I wear that all the time."</p>

<p>So help me: what do I wear to a Christmas party that's entirely populated by dog people who aren't bringing their dogs and will therefore be at least slightly dressed up.? These are people who normally wear something that won't show dog hairs or paw prints (as do I).</p>