Get the creative juices flowing in Winter by pulling together outfits that incorporate a wide assortment of textures. There’s tweed, velvet, faux fur, mesh, suede, leather, beading, embroidery, metallics, silk, hosiery, saddle-stitching, patent, pom-poms, mesh, woolly yarns, stitch interest, cashmere, lace, plaids, tortoiseshell, hardware, studs and jewellery.
Think of any way to combine a variety of textures into an outfit to create the maximal “kitchen sink effect.” Choose any colour palette. You’ll probably do some pattern mixing in the process. Here are two renditions to get you started.
Tweed, Leather and Faux Fur
Combine a tweed skirt with a basic top. Layer over a suede topper and roomy faux fur coat and silk scarf. Choose textured pantyhose that work with the outfit and either patent or leather footwear. Finish off the look with metallic bag, tortoiseshell eyewear and jewellery as desired.
Plaid, Mesh and Shine
Combine a mesh patterned dress with a plaid coat or jacket and faux fur scarf. Add pantyhose with embellished moto boots or patent boots. Throw in a suede bag, embellished hat, and some studded gloves. Add jewellery, watch and eyewear as desired.