Fall Forecast (Part 2) – Adding Depth through Textures

“Like your favorite pieces of art, textures bring depth to fashion.”

Just in time for cyber Monday, I’m back with Part 2 of my Fall Forecast! Can we agree that fall fashion is bursting with fabulous textures? Velvet, corduroy, leather, wool, fur – it is like eye candy for the tactile senses. Inspired by the textures of season, I’ve been wrapped in pieces accented by faux furs and velvety florals. I am sharing a few of my looks in this post, along with a few similar pieces found online.

Contrasting Sleeves – Add a Little Texture

Starting with sleeves that offer textured additions, I purchased this sweatshirt from Zara (found here). The soft white and gray faux fur sleeves provide the perfect combination of compliment and contrast for the soft ballerina pink color. Side note: When your sleeves are furry, it is hard to resist walking around for the entire day without your arms strategically placed above your waist.

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For this look, I wore the over-sized top tucked in and paired it with a pleated gray midi skirt that I purchased from H&M at least five years ago. I completed the look with black faux sued booties.

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I found a few additional pieces online with contrasting sleeves that are equally asĀ  swoon-worthy.

 

Smooth Velvet

In the six grade I had a dark green velvet jacket and pants suit from the The Limited Too. Let’s just say that if I still had it, it might be in my wardrobe rotation today because little says fall fashion more than velvet.

I am wearing a wrap blazer from Anthropologie (found here). I paired it with a wrap skirt, an old purchase from Lulus, and printed mules from Nasty Gal (found here).

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While I’ve seen my share of velvet slip dresses so far this season, I am personally enjoying other representations of velvet, including velvet shoes, pants, and blazers. Check out a few of my favorite ways to style velvet below:

 

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed this glimpse into textures. Stay tuned for part 3 of my fall forecast and subscribe via the link for regular updates!

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