Mixing Textures for Fall
Photography: Meagan Weatherby Photography
DETAILS I Cardigan: Rick Owens I Mock Neck Bodysuit: Crystal Siemens I Bag: Givenchy I Shoes: BCBG I Necklace: Jennea Jewelry I Ring: Unknown
As sad as it is to say goodbye to summer, fall is the best season for mixing fabric textures to create a chic new wardrobe. This look is comprised of my five fave fall staples:
THE LONGLINE CARDIGAN
Longline Cardigans and Jackets are everywhere this fall. It is important to mix the lengths of pieces, so they do not all end up at the same length, visually cutting your body. For a longer, leaner look, try pieces underneath that fall either above your knee, or at the ankle. If the longer piece is structured, pair relaxed pieces with it. If the jacket is loose or oversized, pair fitted, or structured pieces underneath.
I like to mix unique textures, so this Rick Owens Cardigan caught my eye. I have had it for many seasons, yet still love the uniqueness of it. The slit textured front and back mixed with the rib knit extra long sleeves (signature Rick Owens) has a classic edge to it.
Alexander Wang worked with a similar design technique for his A/W 15 collection, check it out here.
THE NEUTRAL SHOE
Patchwork and embossed leather in neutral earth tones are huge in shoes this fall. Continuing the 70's vibe, we are seeing a lot of greens, deep red, and yellows in footwear. The neutral colours can be worn from day to dinner paired with denim and suedes, to velvets and leather.
THE MOCK OR TURTLE NECK
The classic turtle neck returns once again. There are so many turtleneck colours, styles and fabrics out this fall, with even more ways to style them. Layering under blazers, longline coats or cardi's is a chic way to wear them in the office. For casual, off-duty looks, try an oversized knit with a pair of denim or a body con midi skirt.
THE BAG THAT FITS EVERYTHING
When fall comes back around, every girl needs to have a warm cashmere scarf, umbrella and pair of gloves handy. The switch from a small structured tote, to a larger bag helps carry these essentials.
THE CLASSIC NECKLACE
With all the layers and textures that come with fall clothing, you don't need as bold of accessories to make your outfit look put together. Fall is about looking chic while staying warm. Layering various textures and adding simple accessories goes a long way. One of my fall jewelry staples is this Sequin Stirrup Necklace by Canadian Jewelry designer, Jennea Jewelry. The necklace is made with vintage Sequins and semi-precious gem stones. The neutral tones in the chain, sequins and gems create a timelessly versatile piece. Check out more of her cool pieces here.