STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: What A Feeling, Textures Believin'

One of the most difficult things to become comfortable with in regards to fashion is mixing textures. A few years ago I found it sufficient to throw on faux fur anything and head out the door with confidence galore. Simple, easy and classic. But had I been proposed the idea of pairing that faux fur with a patterned skirt and a knit sweater? Well, perhaps I would’ve been found with a horrified expression as I uttered the word texture. Why may you ask? Because mixing textures is daring and takes some practice to get the hang of. Plus, mixing textures can fail and cause a self-esteem crash but get it right and you will have a most enviable outfit to sport around.

This week’s Fashionista did just that and she got it right. She brought together three distinct textures and made them her own by using a monochromatic scheme. By doing so she ensured that there would be a balance in color where texture balance was lacking which is such an important tip when trying out texture. In addition, her layering provides practical and aesthetically appealing winter wear. The main plus of having a textured outfit is that there will always be something to look at. Distinctly different fabrics worn on the same body give each piece a special quality and importance. This Fashionista’s vest provides a wildness to her outfit which is then toned down with a comfortable sweater and further poised with a patterned skirt. Each article plays a role in the richness of the ensemble and makes her a stand out against the uni-textured masses.

What is your STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK? “Warmth and comfort.”