When considering your fashion choices and everyday outfits, it is somewhat easy to forget how important it can be to consider the different textures that go into what we wear and our look.
From those such as silk, which is soft and smooth by nature, to thick woolen scarves and mittens that keep our neck and hands warm in the chilly breezes of winter, we have a myriad of choices to choose from when it comes to texture.
So, how can you incorporate more character into your look?
Here are some of the ways you can add more texture to your outfits
Accessorize with a leather bag:
A great way to display texture in your personal style is through the use of accessories. If you want a truly eye-catching piece, consider procuring yourself a designer bag, but ‘designer’ doesn’t necessarily mean it’ll cost an arm and a leg. You can find many pre-owned Prada handbags in good condition, and often for half the retail price.
Be sure to also find a bag that suits you best as many designers stock bags in a variety of styles, from tote bags to backpacks, satchels and shoulder strap styles.
Leather can be a standout texture whether it is new or aged and can display a ton of personality, so each leather piece is likely to be unique to you and thus, a must-have piece for any show-stopping outfit.
Rest assured, there are ways to add variety to your fashion using accessories that won’t break the bank.
Mix and match clothing materials:
Another way to increase variety in your wardrobe is to mix and match the materials and garments you wear.
Try and opt for fabrics that give off a certain mood or character, such as denim jeans, cashmere sweaters or jumpers, leather or suede boots, and a quintessential leather jacket. These wardrobe staples can effortlessly give off a neutral or casual tone with an ever so slight hint of attitude or class.Think about how you want to feel in the outfit
Incorporating texture into your ensemble can often be determined by how you want to feel at a certain occasion or in a certain environment.
It doesn’t always have to come down to the clothing itself either. Sometimes creating a contemporary wardrobe can be all about your accessories, from shoes to jewellery and everything in between.
According to Heidi Carey, you’ll want to go for contrasting textures if you want your outfit to feel more dramatic or dynamic. If you want to feel more casual, complementary textures are the way to go. Don’t be afraid to experiment with your accessories to create a look that works best for you.
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Texture in your hair:
When adding texture to your looks, what you wear is really just the foundation of your outfit. Stylists and other figures with a strong sense of personal style can attest to the fact that your signature look doesn’t just revolve around the clothes that you wear.
Your personal style can also be expressed through the way you do your hair, your make-up, and in other personal subtleties. Of course, there’s no question here that hair is everything!
Celebrity hairstylist Daniel Koye says, “Every hairstyle responds to texture in a different way, but all can benefit from a little bounce.”
How you get that texture, whether it’s through a curling wand for straight hair, to a simple braid for the ‘no heat, no damage’ look, can add variety to your hair with minimal fuss, and indeed maximise the vibrancy of any outfit.
Focus on the seasons:
Whenever you’re stuck for ideas on what to pair together, look to the seasons for guidance. There’s a reason fashion magazines do exactly this. Every season comes with its own set of style hacks that, when utilized consciously, can allow for effortless styling.
For summer, pair a free-flowing silk kimono with your sunglasses, t-shirt, and skirt, completing your sun-kissed look with some open-toed sandals. In contrast, for a cozy casual winter look, you’ll want to match some denim jeans with leather boots, a long sleeve top, and a jacket or trench coat.
When it comes to adding more texture and vitality to your everyday attire, it is best to remember:
- Accessories can help lift any outfit.
- Mixing and matching is a bold statement – that’s in vogue.
- Think about how you want to feel! It’s your style after all.
- Texture can be added to your appearance however you like.
In the end, you should always work with what makes you feel comfortable and feel good about yourself. After all, that’s what modern fashion is all about.
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