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 onÂ I died.Â 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 sequinsâ€”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 bearableâ€”aside from the holidays!â€”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!
Oversized sweater + cropped denim = enough said. When fall rolls around, my go to outfit is always an oversized, comfy sweater paired with jeans. It’s chic, looking like you actually tried, when in reality you just threw on two basic pieces and went with it. What I love about this sweater is the fun, furry pockets! I am obsessed with the fur trend right now, and this is just a small way to incorporate it. (Disclaimer on the sweater: based off of the model wearing it, it’s not supposed to be oversized, but if you have a small frame like me then that’s the fit you’ll end up with).
When it comes to jeans, I have been loving a cropped fit. I bought this pair from Express towards the end of summer, and I’m still obsessed. Again with #shortgirlprobs, the cropped denim wasn’t actually cropped on me, so I had to take mine to the tailor.
To keep the look casual, but chic, I threw on my favorite velvet flats that you’ve probably seen me wear a million times, plus my usual gold accessories (i.e. watch, initial necklace, and hoop earrings).
This is the perfect look for a casual weekend, or dinner with friends. It may be simple, but the sweater is just unique enough to stand out. I’m also loving this beaded, turquoise sweater from H&M as well as this beaded one from TopShop. Small embellishments are the key to taking your sweater from average toÂ ahhmazing.Â
That’s it for this week’s post. Is there anything you want to see in the next couple weeks? More outfit posts, holiday gift guides, etc.? Let me know in the comments below!
Happy Tuesday! I know it’s been awhile, but since I’ve been back at school I haven’t had my photographer (aka my mom). Anyway, everywhere I turn I can’t help but to see fall fashion, I mean just look at New York Fashion Week instas. With all of this inspiration, I’m reading to break out my sweaters and boots and grab a pumpkin spice latte. Unfortunately, I’m in North Carolina and will be stuck in summer clothing for a little bit longer. But, while I’m rocking my jean shorts and summer tops, I’m dreaming about what I’ll be wearing when the weather starts to cool off.
Cool weather isn’t the only thing I’m dreaming of though, because this January I’m taking a winter term class in Italy! For the past two weeks all I’ve been thinking about is what I’m going to wear as I’m touring the Colosseum and eating my gelato. Here is just a few things that have made it onto my Italy/fall clothing wish-list:
This fall it’s all about luxe.Â Textures like lace, leather, and velvet (and fur too!) are taking the spotlight. If I had to some up my interpretation of fall fashion I would call it a mix between 1920s glamour, Victoriana detailing, and folky prints and colors. This season be sure to stock up on piecesÂ in burgundy and deep green, you can’t go wrong!
Hope you enjoyed my Fall Mood Board/Italy style inspo. Let me know your favorite fall trends below, and don’t forget to follow on Bloglovin’!
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