ALL IN THE DETAILS: Denim, Velvet, and Sweats, Oh My!

ALL IN THE DETAILS: Denim, Velvet, and Sweats, Oh My!

According to the fashion world, a mix of your favorite fabrics, let’s say spandex with fur, is not entirely accepted. In the case of this example, spandex declares the comfortable, while the fur professes the decorative. As an adherent to societal norms, I follow these fashion regulations, as a mixture of the cozy with the extravagant is as impractical as it is strange.

However, here, I may warn, is where I revoke my previous statement. When I stumbled upon this wonderful Fashionista, all of my previous attire stigmas vanished. This outfit epitomizes how incredibly different fabrics can collide to complement each other perfectly. Velvet leggings, a cotton hoodie, Timberland boots, and a jean jacket are not necessarily an intuitive combination—where the jean jacket and boots shout, “we want to hit the town” and the hoodie and velvet argue, “let’s hang around the house!” This outfit is an enigma, as one would think there would be tension between styles. However, the clothes were silent and worked in perfect harmony.

If you want to experiment with mixing and matching distinct fabrics, I suggest you follow two pivotal rules: pick a color scheme and remember that it is all in the details! This Fashionista’s wear positively stands out because there are four main colors—three regular base colors and one accent. White serves as a base color that is consistent throughout—the lettering and sweatshirt design pair well with the silver buttons and shoelace rings, while also matching the gray sheen of her velvet leggings in the sun. The navy hoodie paired with the blue boots, as well as the black pants and jacket, speak for themselves in terms of coordination. To top it all off, the light brown in the Timberlands function as an accent color that brings this attire together in seamless synchronicity.

So, go ahead and pair together your favorite dissimilar fabrics—just be color conscious and always remember the little things!