The Art of Mixing Textures for Winter

The Art of Mixing Textures for Winter

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Do you ever have an idea for an outfit in your head and then lay it out and think it might be too risky? Well that’s how I felt with this outfit, but once I tried it on I died. I haven’t loved an outfit so much in a looooong time. I actually put this outfit together just for an Instagram post but with how much I loved it, it had to be made into a full blog post.

Ok, backstory over, back to the outfit. I may have said this before, but winter is actually my favorite time of year for fashion. The reason? Textures. I LOVE winter textures. From satin and silk, to velvet and leather, to fur and sequins—I’ll take one of each please! And while some people are afraid to mix these textures, I’m a firm believer in doing so. Of course, if you’re still intimidated keep reading for my tips to pull off mixing them.

The first is to stick with two main textures (obviously, fashion is all about expressing yourself so if you want to go with more, you do you!). Two textures keeps the outfit looking chic, without looking overwhelming. For my outfit, I chose to mix velvet and leather, which I think are two of the more accessible winter fabrics (as opposed to fur or sequins).

My second tip is to keep the colors within the same family. That doesn’t mean don’t play around with colors though! I actually have quite a few colors going on in this outfit, but they all have a warm tone to them, which I think helps tie the look together.

My last tip when it comes to mixing textures is to just have fun with it! I find the dark days and cold temps semi depressing, and the one thing that makes it bearable—aside from the holidays!—is having fun creating more glamorous outfits!

What are your thoughts on mixing winter fabrics? I’d love to hear them in the comments below!

xo,

Carey

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Top: Modcloth c/o // Shorts: similar here and here // Boots: Modcloth c/o, also here // Hat: Modcloth // Bag: Gucci, more affordable here // Earrings: Mejuri c/o // Watch: Michael Kors // Lipstick: Sephora #LipStories in Somewhere in Spain

Holiday Glam Looks for Less

Holiday Glam Looks for Less

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Normally I would say happy Monday, but it’s not just any Monday; It’s Cyber Monday! And with that being said, I wanted to jump start your holiday look books with two glamorous holiday looks that won’t break the bank!

If you’ve been following along for awhile now, you know that SheIn is my one-stop shop for trendy, yet affordable pieces. So, of course this is the first place I looked for holiday outfits. When it comes to holiday dressing, I say, the more sequins the better! What other time of year can you break out a full sequin dress? This is your time to shine!

Of course, if sequins aren’t your thing that doesn’t mean that you need to look boring at your holiday parties. The top fabrics, aside from sequins, to keep in mind are velvet, satin, and metallics! You really can’t go wrong with any of those!

Anyway, I wanted to keep today’s post short and sweet. So, you can easily shop these looks below, and don’t forget, you can get these two looks, plus so many more, for 15% off with code BF19639 for  Cyber Monday!

xo,

Carey

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Dress: Shein c/o // Blazer: Shein: c/o // Skirt: Shein c/o // Shoes: similar // Bag: Gucci, more affordable here

Thanksgiving Outfit Idea: Leopard Cardigan

Thanksgiving Outfit Idea: Leopard Cardigan

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November is only two days away *gasp* so that means it’s time to start thinking about your holiday plans. And if you are anything like me, the outfit you’re going to wear is top priority. Which is why today I’m sharing an easy Thanksgiving outfit idea that’s as comfy as it is cute!

When I’m busy shoveling stuffing in my face, getting dolled up is the last thing I want to do. But, I also hate looking like a slob… Enter the perfect outfit combination that feels liked dressed up pajamas: a leopard cardigan and a black dress. Let’s start with the cardigan.

Whether or not you’re going to wear one to Thanksgiving dinner, a leopard cardigan is a must this fall. I’m going to say that yes, leopard is a neutral, so a leopard cardigan will work for so many different outfits. (Side note: my mom has been wearing her leopard cardigan non-stop and every time she gets compliments from strangers). I love the one I’m wearing above for two reasons. A) it has pockets and B) it’s such a nice, thick, cozy material. I will say, I wish it was a tad bit shorter, but I’m only 5 ft. so I’m sure most people won’t think it’s too long!

Moving on to the dress. If you follow me on Instagram, on stories I was debating returning the dress because I think it’s also slightly too big on me. I decided to keep it (I’m going to try to shrink it in the wash) and I think it still looks so cute on! It is a body con dress, but the ruching detail makes it flattering on. The craziest part is that it’s only $14 right now! This will be the perfect dress to help mask any Thanksgiving dinner food babies lol!

I kept the rest of the look simple and added black booties, my black bag, and gold hoops. I think the leopard cardigan does all the talking for this outfit. So, anyway, that’s all for today. Is this a Thanksgiving outfit you’d wear? Let me know in the comments!

xo,

Carey

P.S. I think last week’s midi skirt outfit is another great Thanksgiving outfit idea!

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Cardigan: Chicwish c/o // Dress: Amazon // Booties: Steve Madden // Bag: Gucci, more affordable option // Earrings: similar // Lipstick: Kylie Cosmetics Lip Kit in “Twenty” (just wearing the liner)