Favorite Frosty Fabrics
Although it isn’t technically winter by a meterologist’s timeline, I’m gearing up winter’s full blown arrival. I love everything about going to my closet on a cold winter morning and picking out an outfit to keep me warm (and fashionable) throughout my day. Plucking pieces to put together a perfectly polished look is made fun due to layering rich, bold colors with nubby textures. I love the eye-catching depth and layers of intricacies a winter wardrobe creates.
Here is my guide to winter fabrics; what they are, my fave pieces and what to pair them with to create that snuggly, sophisticated look.
1. Bouclé: yarn with loops producing a rough, nubby appearance on woven or knitted fabrics
I’ve been a fan of bouclé since I got my first Victoria’s Secret catalog when I was 15 (ish). This fabric is so soft and cozy but won’t shed all over you (and your cords) like angora will. Pair this soft sweater with a pair of wide leg trouser pants and some high heel boots for a prim professional look.
2. Corduroy: a cotton-filling pile fabric with lengthwise cords or ridges
Get that hippie, over sized cord look out of your head! Cords have been modernized and made wearable to everyone (in a stylish, non-stoner way). I love these cords- I have them in hot pink and navy. They add depth to any outfit and provide extra warmth for your gams on those frosty days! I like to wear my cords while running errands on the weekend with a soft tee, boyfriend cardigan and flat riding boots.
3. Herringbone: a pattern consisting of adjoining vertical rows of slanting lines, any two contiguous lines forming either a V or an inverted V
Classic herringbone is presented in a white and black variation, usually in a great wide leg trouser pant. But Gap switched things up and made this sophisticated, winter favorite fabric a little more modern in this jacket. Today I paired this jacket with a cream, silk tee shirt style blouse with dark skinnies and chocolate brown fringe boots.
4. Tweed: a coarse wool cloth in a variety of weaves and colors, either hand-spun and handwoven
Tweed is my all time favorite winter fabric to wear. Warm, rich and versatile tweed puts the polish on any outfit. In a jacket, a handbag, boots or headband, get ready to feel like queen of all things cold! I bought a blazer similar to this last year at Express, but slightly more metallic with chain accents. This Gap blazer is a close runner up though. Pair with a burgundy or fire engine red top, a winter white pencil skirt and classic nude pumps for a Holiday party look that cannot fail.
What is your favorite fabric to sport in the winter?
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