Of course sometimes simplicity is key. A pencil skirt is classic and a crisp button down can look good on anyone. But when it comes to setting yourself apart, you may need to some texture. And looking at this pic, I'm thinking texture on texture would be best. The wool sweater would be bulky, but this lovely belted it (with a cute little loop) to add some shape to her look. You may think that the pattern of her sweater clashes with her bag, but no. It just adds singular style. Mixing prints or textures/fabrics never looked so good.
(photo: courtesy of Vanessa Jackman)