round up: talking texture.

A new level of luxe is making basic handbags, sweaters and shoes go from run-of-the-mill to downright magical.   Amazing embroidery, beadwork and embellishments are popping up everywhere (and sometimes all on the same handbag- thank you Gucci!).

Texture can make an otherwise ordinary item look extraordinary.   However,  sometimes the cheaper fabrics don’t translate to the desired luxe look, so this may be a good time to splurge. I recommend opting for a few good anchor pieces that may be more of an investment as opposed to a bunch of throw away looks.

Even if you are a more basic dresser, I am confident that you can integrate this trend into your wardrobe. How? Well, if you are a girl who prefers neutrals…. try tone on tone textured items in your comfort zone color palate.  Or consider a handbag or shoes with a little embellishment like the Vince Camuto studded loafer mule below.  

Sweaters with fringe and tassels like the Philosophy di Lorenzo houndstooth featured below are a great way to look fabulous while also keeping warm. This trend mixed with winter vibes and a little frost makes for a dreamboat moment… can you say super polished?

When opting for one of these mini works of art, think lush and eye-catching.  Pair different textured items together for a power statement (just be selective about what you decide to mix so that you do not end up looking like a fashion victim.)  Feel confident combining unexpected genres together by layering a rustic or tribal pieces over a light and airy dress or top.   If you love to push the fashion envelope, pair this season’s silk pajama look with a tweed jacket.  The possibilities are endless with this glamour girl trend.

This trend is also appearing in beauty products and cosmetics. Not only are casings becoming “feelier” but the makeup within is too. Texture for your skin is a real thing – matte, smooth, silky.  And some makeup brands are taking the trend more literally and creating molds for cool and unique textured bronzers and highlighters like the one below.

Happy styling… xx amanda brooke


Gucci Crystal Burst Top Handle Shoulder Bag

Gucci Mini Crystal Burst Top Handle Leather Shoulder Bag.

Love Letters Spinning Initial Necklace.; Lulu Frost Metallic Earrings

Philosophy Di Lorenzo Serafini Houndstooth Sweater.jpg

Philosophy Di Lorenzo Serafini Houndstooth Sweater.

Golden Goose Superstar Studded Mid-Top Sneakers

Golden Goose Superstar Studded Mid-Top Sneakers.

Vince Camuto Studded Loafer Mule.Jeffrey Campbell Slide Sandal.

INTERMIX x Missoni Fringed Jacket.jpg

INTERMIX x Missoni Fringed Jacket.

J.Cat Beauty Baked Highlighter

J.Cat Beauty Baked Highlighter.

Faux Feather Sandals

H&M Faux Feather Sandals.