Friday, July 22, 2011

Texture

Mixing textures creates such a richness in an outfit. It can be simple or dramatic. As simple as adding a leather jacket or playing with different fabric combinations like velvet and leather, heavy wool and silk, or a sheer fabric and denim.Rodarte (1) played with a textured sheer and a grandpa sweater. McQueen (2) is dramatic, mixing ceramic tiles and organza for a royal look. Christian Siriano's (3) look can be done similarly for everyday: a basic tee and a textured skirt in a complementary color. The look can be quite striking when done monochromatic like at Chado Ralph Rucci (4) and DVF (5).
Going monochromatic allows you to get crazy with textures. I love the ribbon flowers on the Modcloth dress. They are so sweet. The buttery smoothness of the blazer provides warmth. The studded Sam Edelman's add some sass to this saccharine look.For a casual everyday look choose one piece that has a lot of texture. This skirt is so floaty and adds some fairy princess into your everyday life. A simple black tank anchors the dreamy skirt. This necklace is perfect because it's David Bowie. Bowie goes with everything. Brogues are a great shoe for this look. This is a party look. For me parties are an excuse to dress up even though no one else does. The focal point are these Bebaroque leggings. The sequins will do the dancing for you. These leopard shoes are insanely amazing. The gold skirt and sheer blouse top off the look.
How will you be using texture in the fall?

22 comments :

Couture Carrie said...

So true, darling!
Love these looks!
The Modcloth dress and the leopard shoes are especially amazing!

Happy weekend!

xoxox,
CC

Courtney Erin said...

I'm really anxious to get a few more textured items into my closet - I have so few and I love the look!

xoxo ~ Courtney
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Closet Fashionista said...

Ooh I love all these! YAY for texture!
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Shea said...

These looks are gorgeous--I love the middle one especially! The details are just beautiful!

Isabel Spectre said...

bowie goes with everything. haha!!
I like leather jackets always and I like some of other types of textured items too ^-^

Klaudia B. said...

fantastic !
love your blog :)

Meagan said...

Texture is such an important component to an outfit. Love this!
-Meagan
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Temporary:Secretary said...

i love tactile things so i'm all up for texture! Love this post! x

simplychic said...

i agree...mixing textures is very chic!

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Absolutely Mrs. K said...

what a fabulous inspiration! i love dramatic and i love big bold textures! i am looking for an over the top skirt, have not found it yet!

Zarna said...

agreed! textures are key!

Dilan Dilir said...

the dress in the second outfit is awsome!

Lexy @ QUIRKY EXPLOSION said...

Wow! What a fabulous post! I definitely need more texture in my life. Colours and patterns just aren't enough anymore ;). Textures definitely DO add a great amount of dimension and interest to an outfit!

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Chelsea Lane said...

GAH I am loving loving loving this post! such a great topic! the outfits you styled are beyond :)

xoxo

Claire said...

i love texture. they really freshen up an outfit. i especially love layers, like of tulle and feathers are always so much fun!

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Fashion Cappuccino said...

Beautiful outfits! I really love the party look! I'm pretty simple when it come to colors but I'm currently wanting a feather skirt for fall! xxoxooo

The Blushing Fox said...

i love all of that dresses tey all look so dainty

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Totally agree - texture adds a whole new dimension!

Those leopard shoes are definitely insane!

xoxo,
Chic 'n Cheap Living

derek said...

those leggings are beautiful!!
ugh i want them

Sabrina said...

Great article! I love textures! Especially the ruffled/frilly/lacey kind. It can turn a simple outfit into something so much more!

Sincerely,
Sabrina

The Wardrobe Stylist said...

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