'TOUCH ME' TEXTURES
There’s something about fabrics being draped, distorted and layered that adds instant personality and charm to any look. Whether the fabric is smooth, stiff, shiny or soft it can create depth and dimension to a piece of clothing that perhaps wouldn’t be there when using a simpler composition of material.
Here are four textures that are throwing us into a fashion frenzy this season and our top tips for how to wear them…
Sports luxe has been deemed the ultimate cool girl way of casual dressing this Spring Summer and we for one cannot agree more. Here at OTL HQ we can’t enough of all things neoprene, especially when its teamed up with mesh panels and netting – the dream anomaly of authentic sportswear textures? We think so!
For romantic dressing, lace has always been a ‘go to’ for us - but what happens when you warp the fabric into a ruffle or pie-crust collar? It instantly adds drama to any outfit and this is the kind of drama that we want to be caught up in, and what’s more is when the lace is sheer, giving the perfect opportunity to play around with layering.
It goes without saying that OTL HQ is a strictly no velour tracksuit zone! But when Victoria Beckham made velvet ‘a thing’ at New York fashion week, we jumped for joy at its new face lift. Whether its smooth or crushed, it’s bound to add a little surface interest and excitement to any look, especially when worn in opulent colour-ways such as mint green and sapphire blue.
If you’re looking for ways to add a little rock and roll into your wardrobe, you’ve found it. This high shine fabric was heavily featured across SS17 fashion weeks, thanks to Dior and Sonia Rykiel. Vinyl is sure to toughen up any outfit and due to its glossy texture, it adds an element of sleekness to every look.
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