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If there’s one thing I really adore about fall fashion, it’s the abundance of textures everywhere. From faux fur to velvet and suede, there’s a little bit of something for everyone no matter your style preference. And if you’re anything like me, sometimes you’re just so crazy about several of them that you end up wearing them all!
But how do you go about combining different textures without looking like a hot mess? With a little common sense and creativity, it’s actually fairly easy to do. All you need to remember are TWO things:
- Utilize similar or complementary colors. This is probably the most important factor to consider since color is one of the first things we see. Stick to monochromatic or complementary color schemes to keep your outfit cohesive, which is especially important when mixing + matching textures. Bright pink is rarely flattering when paired with fire red orange, especially when metallics or faux fur are involved.
- Balance bold textures with subtle. Example: lace and velvet are both subtle, delicate textures, so they’re fairly easy and safe to pair together. Faux fur and lace could work, depending on the color choices (see previous point). Patterned velvet and studded leather, though? Probably not a good idea.
In this case, I went with this gorgeous lace off the shoulder top c/o PinkBlush and these studded velvet leggings. The lace is delicate enough to be worn with practically anything, and the little studs on black velvet are just subtle enough to blend in from a distance, yet pop and make a statement. A monochromatic look seemed like a good idea, so I accessorized with these ridiculously comfortable peep toe booties and classic black bag.
Personally, I’d wear this outfit to a holiday party. Black is chic no matter the occasion, and there’s just something about velvet that instantly ups the fancy factor on any look. Plus, it’s always a bonus when you get to recycle pieces from several fashion seasons ago, because you know at some point they will come back in style!
What are your favorite textures this season?