STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Trendy Textures

We’re halfway through the spring semester and with assignments and finals looming, it’s easy to find yourself in a slump. With so much on your plate, it’s understandable if your style has become more sweatpants-chic than très chic. Everyone falls into a style rut once in a while but the key is to find simple and comfortable pieces that have that extra something.

Sometimes the finest details make the biggest difference and this is where textures come into play. From winter wools and tweed to summery lace and classic leather, a clothing item’s texture or feel can add a lot of personality to an outfit. Think back to times when you’ve spotted a celebrity in a girly cotton sundress with a leather biker jacket; the leather toughens up the outfit, it’s the play of different textures—the sleek leather with the comfortable cotton—that amps up the look.

The best part about working this texture trend is that you basically already have the trend in your closet! All you need to do is get creative and mix and match different fabrics with different textures.

Take a cue from this Fashionista who masters the trend. Pairing her J.Crew knit sweater with a pair of embossed H&M cropped pants, she created a look that contrasted snug with sleek, allowing her to still be comfortable without skimming on style. Going minimalist, she wears a simple necklace, neutral black booties and tops off her effortlessly chic look with trendy mirrored sunglasses.

What is your STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK? “Comfort is key! Don’t succumb to wearing sweats but instead, look out for loose-fitting pieces that have cool textures and dress them up with simple accessories.”

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