These are the smooth operators a.k.a the textures of the season that your wardrobe needs this AW17. Make no mistake it’s not always about the trends – oh no babe, this season think comfy, cosy and cool AF velvets, sultry satins, everyone’s party-favourite sequins, weekend perfect chunky knits and mesh updates. Get in on the action when it comes to textures. Go, go, go.
If it doesn’t come in velvet, we’re not interested. This texture makes a return every year and makes every outfit go from 1 to 100. Find it in all shades but more notably dusky pink, forest green and a dark grey shade for the ultimate velvet vibe. If you’ve not invested in this texture yet, trial it out in smaller pieces like a bodysuit or mini skirt then go bold in velvet dresses for the upcoming party season.
Give knit to me. You can’t live through autumn and winter without some trusty knit in your wardrobe. Whether you’re adding an off the shoulder jumper or a jumper dress into your basket, make it knit. Look out for roll neck styles right through to cut away features. Knit is the official fashion-meets-function texture. Get some.
Not just reserved for Christmas, sequins need to be everywhere right now. When you’ve got 101 places to be throughout the festive period, sequin is one of those textures that won’t fall short on looking fire. Embellishment, molten metallics and even your average sequin detailing isn’t going amiss this party season. Drape your shape in all-over sequin party dresses or throw it back to the 90s in a cowl neck sequin cami top.
Much like velvet, satin is an all year round win, but it adds a touch of something more during the party season. Keep up with slip cami dresses for the ideal throw-on-and-go option for those last minute nights out, or wrap up in knotted detailing and wrap over styles. Any colour will look like you’ve dropped more dollar than you actually have. Update your look in black satin or try out deep bold hues for soft power dressing like no other.
Bored of lace but still want to keep it edgy? Mesh has got you. If you don’t fancy playing up your feminine side in velvet or satin, mesh can toughen up your day-to-night look. You want to keep away from making your outfit look gothic, so the best bet for this texture is to sport it in small bursts. Turn to bodysuits or mesh panelled dresses to keep it stripped back without sacrificing sex appeal.