When putting an outfit together, textural interest is where I fall short. I guess every garment has texture, but not all texture provides ‘oomph’ to an outfit. A LOT of my clothes are cotton rich items with a similar texture. Most bottoms are denim or twill (like chinos) and I have many jersey knit T-shirts, and cotton knit sweaters that are flat rather than nubbly. Some ‘one offs’ have smooth or soft texture (silky button down, flannel, shirt, cashmere blend sweater) but this texture isn’t conveyed visually. Even my blazer is a smooth, flat wool.

I LOVED the mixed media trend of leather and fabric together in a garment that was popular five or six years ago. I had a pencil skirt with a faux leather front panel that I adored, and always wanted a wool coat with leather sleeves.

Texture rich items from my closet make a very small pile these days - a satin bomber jacket, a lace tank top, corduroy cropped pants (#1) calfskin hair on a pair of shoes (#2), some silk scarves.

Is texture evident in your wardrobe? Do you consciously think about having texture in your closet and incorporating it in outfits? What is your favourite texture? Bonus question: does a puffer count as texture?

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