November 13th, 2009
You don’t have to go crazy with color in order to create a visually compelling look. Do as the Japanese do and experiment with texture. We love combining fabrics of different weights, feels, and sheen in order to create a look that feels like much more than the sum of its parts. Here’s how to mix up your look with texture:
1. Start with a top that gives you both micro and macro textures: a smooth silk cami that provides extra visual interest with a set of cascading ruffles.
2. Slip on a pair of slim fit corduroy pants for a matte, almost nubby texture.
3. Bring on the cable knit with a cardigan sweater in a nice neutral grey. Added bonus? The applique flowers and bows, which provide an extra dose of textures and fabrics.
4. Finish off the look with a pair of foldover suedette boots (matte texture) and a creamy leather handbag.
How would you play with texture? Share your style with us in the comments!