As a visual artist, I feel as if I have a heightened attention to detail. I notice the textures of fabrics, intricate beading, the patterns on buttons, seams that differ in color and the subtle ways a fabric fits to the body. One of my favorite trends is the mixing of textures. If you are similar to me and thus are not someone who enjoys wearing bright or vividly contrasting colors, the mixing of textures is an easy way to add depth and excitement to your outfit. When wearing multiple types of fabrics, it is important to remember that the more their textures differ, the closer in color they should be or the more harmonious the color scheme of your outfit should be.
This Fashionista’s outfit is not only a perfect mix of two different fabrics—velvet and chambray—but it is also an utterly adorable mix of sweet feminine style and uptown punk. The soft texture and gentle folds of her black velvet skirt contrast beautifully against her structured, rough chambray shirt that she tucks into the a-line skirt. Because there is still the occasional chill in the chair, this Fashionista wore a pair of black tights with a hole above the knee to add character! She completes her minimalistic look with a pair of patent, black, close-toed platform sandals and a top knot hairstyle.
As you can see, this Fashionista keeps a cool color scheme of blues and blacks. She must have winter blues! But have no fear, spring is right around the corner, which is good because my sandals and sundresses are soon going to revolt against my heavy sweaters and scarves!
How To: Just take pieces that have distinct textures and pair them together! Get one last use of that fur vest before it becomes spring and wear it over a silk top, or wear a fuzzy sweater with a smooth-textured skirt.