Every woman should have one or more secret style weapons, whether it’s texture, colour, a staple accessory or a style signature that makes her feel confident and gives her fashion and personal style a boost. Secret style weapons can also range from eyelashes, a great bra, classic pearls, heels, wrap dresses to textures. Fabric textures are a fun and easy way to add stylish interest to any outfit and look, especially when it comes to formal and elegant ensembles.
LAYER DIFFERENT FABRICS
Not only can you create a striking contrast by layering different textures with one another, but you can also have fun with the finer details of fabrics. Lace with mesh as seen in dressing for Christmas during covid, wearing leather & lace, or wearing leather paired with satin are just some of the fabulous ways you can layer contrasting fabrics for a pleasing effect. Whether lustrous, loopy, fuzzy, furry, soft, shiny, sheer, matte or smooth, mixing fabric textures can create unexpected positive impacts for your style.
This featured look shows a thinly pleated black top tucked into a wider pleated black midi skirt, that also features a beautiful contrasting velvet panel hem. A black brocade blazer is then layered over the look and completed with black suede court heels. Finally, for accessories, the black beaded bag is the perfect finish for an effortless look, filled with the secret style weapon of multiple textures and exquisite detailing. It shows you just how easy it is to achieve a striking look using classic pieces with statement details. Additionally, it is a great example of how to wear multiple textures in one outfit.
HIGHLIGHT IT THROUGH MONOCHROME OUTFITS
Solid monochrome outfits are a great way to highlight difference textures. This is because the focus is mainly on the finer details rather than prints and multiple colours. Rich colours like black burgundy, emerald green, deep blues, purple and mustard are great uniform canvasses for daring details. Like a black leather top tucked into a black pleated, as seen in how to dress up double leather. Or a blue denim shirt tucked into a blue lurex skirt beautifully creating a bright blue outfit.
CHOOSE CONTRASTING LINES
Texture is created by the weaving or knitting process of a fibre type or fabric finishes. So just mixing different weaving or knitting patterns can give your look some extra energy. For instance, by pairing the herringbone lines of a black tweed skirt with the lines of a cable knit top, you create a fabulous chic and striking ensemble. Similarly, you can also create a striking outfit by tucking a black plisse top into a metallic pleated skirt.
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