Hi everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful holiday celebration with your loved ones. I had an awesome time with my family in the hills out here Cali. And I scored some really cool stuff that I can’t wait to share with you all!
But for this post I wanted talk about textures. That’s right, the wonderful, versatile, and exciting world of textures! They’re out there (or maybe just stuck somewhere in the back of your closet) and they’re just dying to get out and be seen on your beautiful self in the best possible way.
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The power of textures.
I’m a strong believer in the idea that your clothes have the ability to speak to a crowd before you even get the chance to say a word. What you wear and how you wear it gives the people around you a glimpse into who you are, what you love, how you live, and what you stand for.
Which is pretty awesome if you ask me. Especially in the case where you want to make a lasting and positive impression such as a job interview, first date, or even that gut wrenching first day of school.
Let’s take the first date situation for instance. Say your meeting your date for coffee and desert at the local cafe and you decide to wear a cotton skater dress. It’s perfect for the occasion right? It’s causal in a simple print on cotton fabric, but it’s also flirty and fun at the same time as all skater dresses usually are:)
Now let’s throw the importance of texture in mix. Say you choose to wear that exact same dress only in a different fabric or texture, like silk. Goodbye cute and casual, hello sexy!
Your’e giving off a totally different vibe and impression just with the texture of you ensemble. It’s silky, it’s smooth, and it’s anything but casual.
Choosing the right textures for personal style.
So how do you go about choosing the perfect textures for your unique personal style? Simply put, go with what feels right. Pay attention to how certain textures feel on your skin and how they make you feel in your skin.
I personally love lace! I love how it’s so flowy and delicate in nature and no matter how much or how little of it I wear, it always makes me feel ultra feminine and chic.
The best part about textures are the fact that any texture (given the proper cut or silhouette) can be flattering on ANY body type. Can I get an Amen?! LOL.
So try to keep that in mind as your exploring new textures when you shop so that you don’t get caught up on any negative body image hang ups. You are beautiful and you deserve to feel beautiful in the clothes and textures you love!
Mixing, matching, and making them your own.
I’m all about combing the unexpected when it comes to fashion and style. It’s a great to really add more interest and depth into any ootd. And playing around with different textures will do just that!
Sometimes creating looks you love can be strategically planed and other times it can be a complete (and pleasant) surprise once you stop thinking to much about it and just start having fun experimenting.
Start pairing different types of contrasting textures in various colors and shapes (like tent, structured, a- line, bell shapped ect.) from your wardrobe that you wouldn’t usually see “working” together and you just might be surprised with what awesome combos you come up with!
Sometimes when I come across those unexpected but great style matches I take a quick snap shot of it and save it as a style or inspiration reference for the future. Because you never know when you might need one.
For this ootd I paired a nubby-cotton vintage cardigan with a beautiful cream colored lace dress. I also love wearing this dress with my moto style cropped biker jacket which you can see here for a totally different look in contrasting textures.
My floral Dr. Marten boots and denim bag by Levies add more layers of interest and depth in the look and feel of my outfit without drowning out or competing with the other textures I’m wearing.
I’d like to think that this look lets people know that I’m proud of my femininity, but I’m also a tomboy at heart who’s not afraid to stand out and take risks in life or my personal style💗.
Thank you guys so much for taking the time to hear my thoughts on what I’m most passionate about. I really hope you enjoyed this post!
What do want your personal style to say about you?