So I know you’ve heard of mix and matching prints for a fun and creative look, but have you heard of mixing textures? Mix and matching pieces of different fabrics can add depth and detail to your every day look. Add a chunky knit sweater over a pair of corduroy pants, or try mixing leather and lace for a sweet and edgy vibe 🙂 Whatever your preference, if you want some tips on how to mix textures for a fun an interesting look, then keep reading!
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Lace, Leather, and Velvet
I’m sure you’ve seen this lace dress before; I styled it traditionally here for a sweet and girly look. I’m all about versatility though, so I love how I can transition this dress from spring and summer, to fall and winter! For a fun fall look I threw on my cropped leather jacket from Bar III and a pair of velvet fitted booties from Traffic Shoe (on sale here!). I love this combination for a few reasons: 1.) the black details add an edgy vibe to an otherwise feminine dress, 2.) leather jackets and ankle booties are great for adding warmth, and 3.) I can continue to layer with tights or a chunky sweater and take this look from fall to winter in a snap!
How to Mix Textures like a Pro
- Balance a shiny material (like patent leather) with something muted or basic, like cotton. I love the look of a black patent leather skirt with a cotton t-shirt for a cool, edgy, and effortless look!
- Pair a ruffled blouse with studded pants (or pants with grommets, like these!) to add some interest
- Leather and lace is a classic mix of textures, because it pairs feminine and edgy seamlessly
- To ensure your look is cohesive, try to keep the color of your textures in the same family (notice how my look is neutral? I personally wouldn’t pair a neutral lace dress with a neon blazer or shoes)
How’re you adding depth and dimension to your fall wardrobe? Are you a fan of mixing textures? It’s something I’ve always thought looked great, but until recently I hadn’t given it a try! I’m really loving it lately though, what trends are you loving? Leave me a comment and let me know!
Photos by Rachel Cossette