One secret every stylist knows is that color, texture and shine are the keys to giving your look depth.
When an outfit feels flat or that it’s “missing something”, try incorporating accessories, layering pieces and shoes that add color, texture or shine. This will give your outfit depth, which makes it look more interesting, eye-catching and “special”.
Texture is all about combining different materials that will create contrast and balance. It’s about paying attention to the fabric’s details. It’s about balancing the hard and the soft. Remember that opposites attract and beauty can be found in the contrast! Smooth with rough, leather with lace. It can be as simple as combining prints or layering different types of fabrics to compliment each other.
Color can be anything from adding a POP of color or skillfully pairing multiple shades in the same color family. For Fall I love to play with a warm earthy pallet like rusts, burgundies, forest greens, golds and browns. The colors look lux and give off some serious Fall Vibes!
Shine doesn’t have to be full on disco ball. It could be adding a glossy lipstick, pairing a metallic accented shoe, shiny beaded details and/or layering in a shimmery jacket.
Once you start experimenting with color, texture and shine you’ll see how easy it is!
I swear you will get more compliments than ever before on your look. Pieces you have worn a million times and were tired of will be reinvented and have new life!
Stylist’s Tip: Fishnets are hot again and one of the easiest ways to add in more texture! Try rockin’ this classic leg wear to add a bit of edge to an otherwise ladylike look.
Deal Alert: I scored this brocade bootie for $25 at TJ Maxx this week and saw it at DSW for $139.99 the next day. If you are looking for fun booties at a great price head to TJ Maxx they have a crazy good selection right now!
What I’m Wearing: Nanette Lepore Lace Sheath Dress (this one is from a couple season’s ago BUT H&M has an almost identical one in-store- it’s not available on-line) | Miss Selfridge Cocktail Jacket (similar found here) | TOPSHOP High Neck Blouse (similar found here) | Alexander McQueen De-Manta Clutch | Franco Sarto Jubilee Brocade Bootie | Marilyn Monroe Fishnets |
Click to Shop some key pieces to add Color, Texture and Shine to your look this season: