Keeping up with the everchanging trends can be challenging for some of us. By the time you are a pro at one, another one has taken over your Instagram feed! So if you are someone who wants to experiment and have fun with fashion but are apprehensive, we are here to help. A timeless trend which never goes out of style and allows you to express yourself is mixing and matching textures. The best part about it is that it doesn’t require you to hit the stores. It can easily be done with your existing wardrobe.
Playing with textures can be considered more of a technique that will open doors to endless outfit creations. Moreover, once you nail the method, most of your concoctions will be unique, head-turning and custom to your taste. As daunting as it may sound, mixing different materials smartly will elevate your outfit that one step further. The real challenge is to get the ensemble to look cohesive and not just randomly put together.
The transparency of a sheer or mesh top makes it a fun texture to play around with and layer. The lace details on Karen Blanchard’s sheer blouse gives a very feminine feel that’s sweet and sophisticated with a bralette underneath. She’s balanced the soft upper half with a more tomboy feel on the bottom with the forest green cargo trousers and boots to match. This makes for a cool street-style look.
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This season I’m going part romance part tomboy because why the hell not?! Mixed old with the new from @farfetch Check today stories showing this in action plus the pieces I picked to wear this Fall. ps. Don’t forget to use my code FF10KAREN for 10% off on @farfetch (it includes sale items – you’re welcome). pps. Catch more on last Friday’s YouTube video 💪🏾 . Blouse vintage (owned for 5 years?) Trousers @farfetch Boots: @bottegaveneta (August birthday gift!) . #ad #farfetch
Faux leather is a prominent fabric that can literally mould itself to fit any occasion. While leather jackets are the most popular and go-to options, leather bottoms like pants and skirts are quite fashionable especially in fall and winter. We love the mixing of the brown leather skirt with the lilac camisole by Riya Jain; it looks sexy yet sophisticated. The satin cami’s sleek texture makes it a perfect feminine piece for dinner or date nights. Together the leather and satin create an amazing contrast that’s also visually appealing!
This look by Jessica Wang is the perfect blend and mix of prints, patterns and textures that work together to bring a cohesive look. Keeping the yellow tone as the main focus here. She’s paired a ribbed knit style top with a floral, metallic jacquard skirt. Her accessories nicely play off the accent hues in her outfit. It’s a playful and vibrant look that makes a statement while being very fashionable and trendy that attracts the right kind of attention.
While organza and sheer mesh fabrics are always fun to play around with, ruffles have the power to liven the simplest of pieces and transform your outfits. Whimsical and hardworking, it’s also a great way to imitate texture plus they’re back in style. We love this adventurous organza ruffled piece that Blair Eadie is rocking from H&M. Going the tonal route, she has paired this top with red leather pants, matching red heels and accessories. An overall very trendy look that’s fanciful yet chic.
We enjoy a good retro trend and this style is straight out of the ’70s. This menswear-inspired look from Karen Blanchard is effortless and perfect for the cold weather. A denim jacket is a signature item in everyone’s closet but this denim blazer is an interesting piece paired with a tee and corduroy trousers. Together they add subtle textures for a unique yet effortlessly stylish look perfect for more casual occasions. The large spectacles to add a finishing touch to complete the seventies inspired ensemble.
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Apparently my style icon is men from the seventies 🕺🏽🕺🏽🕺🏽 Your fave style decade is..? . Ps. The Fall pieces that always get you compliments is live on Friday’s weekly YouTube: KarenBritChick . Men’s denim blazer @housingworks Tee @ellandemm Men’s corduroy @beaconscloset Dior saddle via @vintage_armoire Car: mine in my head . 📸 @iammichaelmarrs
Which texture pairings would you like to wear the most? Let us know in the comments below.
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