‘Tis the season for parties! When you’re planning what to wear, think about this: Texture.
You’re all crowded in the kitchen, someone touches your shoulder as they skootch through to the bar set-up. They say, “Oooohhhh, is that velvet?”
I can’t get enough of velvet right now. The way it catches the light, the soft-stiff play of the fibers when you rub it. The colors are richer, more complicated. And it’s warm, which is critical for east coast winters. I also love to wear it to parties. Festive and touchable.
Suede works, too. As does mohair, silk, leather. Better yet, combine two or more major textures for tactile and visual appeal. Go with a monochromatic approach to texture layering for a more refined look, or splash colors together for high drama.
Enjoy the winter holiday season and be prepared to be popular at the parties!