Mixing textures is an easy way to add new dimensions to your sense of style and individuality. Here are our top three secrets for mixing textures successfully:
Silk blouse: Reflects light and increases the appearance of one’s body size, while the flowing fabric creates an approachable look.
Flannel trousers: Contrasts with the silk blouse, since they are moderately crisp. Flannel flatters most body types, since it is not clingy, and it creates a more commanding overall appearance.
Suede skirt: The Bulky appearance creates an overall approachable look when matched with the jacket.
Tweed jacket: Is Textured, which has an enlarging effect on one’s figure.
Chunky sweater: Approachable and enlarges one’s figure.
Pleated Skirt: Reflects light, which increases the appearance of one’s body size.
Mixing prints can seem intimidating, or even counterintuitive. A successful mix of prints, however, can elevate the chicness of your outfit. Here are our five favorite secrets for mixing prints (and making sure your outfit is captivating for all the right reasons!):
Mix patterns that relate! Think about mixing patterns that relate to each other in design, shape or color.
If the print shapes/motifs are different, repeating colors will pull your look together.
If the colors in the prints are different, keep a visual connection through similar design shape.
Unexpected combinations work when two patterns are of different sizes.
If one print has larger motifs, wearing it with a smaller pattern will create a balanced, yet creative look.
Small patterns become a semi-solid look.
Pair Solid Jacket With a Pattern.
Pairing a solid-colored jacket with a repeating color that is found in the pattern of the piece worn underneath pulls the look together. The flowing floral dresses create approachability, yet the two looks send different messages.