This season it’s not just about how your clothes look, it’s about how they feel. Texture is one of the hottest trends of autumn/winter 13/14, so ditch your cotton and jersey in favour of some more on-trend fabrics. Mix together slinky silk, lovely lace, luxurious leather, fluffy fur and chunky knits for a multi-layered look and you’ll have a hard time keeping everyone’s hands off you!
We take a closer look at how the fashion crowd are wearing different textures.
Textures have their maximum impact if you stick to one shade and let the different materials do the talking. Dark colours like rich black, navy and brown work best as Donna Air showed when she teamed her brown leather top with a snakeskin skirt at London Fashion Week.
Clashing textures will really make you stand out from the crowd. Our favourite pairings we’ve seen in recent weeks include smooth leather with fluffy fur, sleek silk with chunky knits and tough denim with soft lace.
The most style savvy individuals are not stopping at combining different textures, they’re adding different prints to the mix for a truly eclectic look. Olivia Palmero shows us how to carry this look off in style by keeping a common colour thread running through her entire ensemble.
Even the simplest of outfits don’t have to be boring if you opt for a textured material. Brocade, velvet and lace give a simple skater-style dress or pencil skirt the wow factor. Or follow in Poppy Delevinge’s footsteps and put a modern twist on a classic trench with PVC.
It’s all about the detail
A small injection of texture can add some intrigue to an outfit. Woolly tights add a cosy edge, while leather boots toughen up a floaty chiffon dress.