ALL IN THE DETAILS: Testing Textures

Although the sun is shining and I could easily be wearing shorts, Italians are still sticking to their winter attire. I have found that no matter what the weather is outside, they dress for the season and not so much the weather. You will see a few who might unbutton their jacket, but you’ll never see an Italian walking down the street in a tank top.

So because it is still technically winter, black (the Italian staple color) is still showing up all over the streets. Don’t get me wrong—I LOVE black. It makes up most of my wardrobe, but I am definitely ready to spice things up with some color for spring. So what’s a Fashionista supposed to do when she can’t break out the spring clothes and is still stuck in winter?

I live across the street from one of the most visited tourists attractions in Florence; on my walk to meeting a friend at the market, this Fashionista caught my eye. Yes, she is wearing black, but the various textures in her outfit made it more than just standard. She wore lace, leather, snakeskin and denim. This combination sounds a bit overwhelming written; however, it worked quite well together in person. She even topped off her look with a floppy hat to give her outfit a little bit of color. This Fashionista is ready for a great day of sightseeing and is camera ready for whatever photos her family wants to take for that family album.

Using textures in your outfit is an great way to make your outfit stand out from the rest without being to overwhelming with color and patterns. Although I have become more accepting to mix and matching patterns lately, it is always more comforting to incorporate texture.

How To: A fur vest is always a go-to when it comes to applying texture. Try dressing up a fur fest with leather leggings or a leather skirt. This would be a perfect outfit for a date or even a night out with your friends!