Thursday, January 8, 2009

All about the texture

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Jacket: H&M, Jacket: J.Jill, Shirt: ZARA, Leggings: Member's Only, Hat: H&M

Since most of the clothes in my closet are either black or some other neutral color I usually end up putting more emphasis on the textures in an outfit rather than the patterns or colors.

I am usually drawn to a combination of something shiny (like leather) with something softer (like fur or lace).

This jacket I found at a secondhand store gives me another texture to play around with. It's a soft fabric that has lots of folds and crinkles that makes it really fun to wear. I've already tried pairing it with a leather jacket and latex leggings (above pics). I might even try wearing it with a more voluminous texture (like fur) at some point.

36 comments:

TINE said...

LOVE IT! It looks so interesting to wear!

Karafina said...

mmmmm texture... i love different textures in all black...

UberOriginal said...

I love mixing textures as well, creatures such a dynamic outfit. xx

Maria C said...

You are one of those rare girls who know how to work black. Respect ;)

Those illustrations by Ben Tour are amazing... i would love to see it as a charcoal piece too.

seralouise said...

i havnt had time to comment, but i want u to know, u have really been oudoing urself recently - truely amazin stuff /xo

Antonia said...

thanks love!
awesome post.
i love all these pieces

Champagne said...

I think when it comes to texture when wearing all black is great because sometimes, you don't really get to see all the detailing that something in black has to offer.

Lisa F. said...

perfect!

lovvelly lottiiee said...

wow!
it looks hot both times round,although the wet look leggings definately win it for me!
what an interesting texture-it must be heaps of fun to wear!
x

jaime said...

perfection :) sosososo pretty starr!

bi-style said...

I love the J.Jill jacket! You look fantastic.

Jordan said...

ooooohhh that's a very interesting piece! i can't believe it took me so long to find your blog! yayyy

Fashion Fille said...

this is absolutely stunning! so so beautiful.

deep_in_vogue said...

What a nice piece !! Looks great on you!!

Krystal said...

ah, LOVE all of it x

Noemi Sunshine Ferst said...

Very cool outfit.
Am all about the leather and lace.
xx.

Shini said...

ohh wow love the texture and the volume!! So agree that you're one of the very few girls that know how to wear black well.

Linnéa said...

You look great!!

SOMETHING PICASSO said...

Aww Starr lovafriend, you look fantastic as always. That new layering piece looks so neat. Probably perfect for traveling too since it doubles as warmth and you don't have to worry about wrinkles (ok I am random as f)

PS: Is your real name Starr, because I call you that, but I dont know...
PSS: Did you re-dye/touch your hair? It looks lighter in these photos

FOXYMAN said...

Playing around with different textures of black is much more interesting for me than layering heaps of different colors / patterns

love your blog,

outfits are fabulous

Mona said...

I thought that was a scarf at first. Very interesting piece you've got there :)

Fashion Camille. said...

Beautyful outfit as usual. ;b

Katoushka said...

that piece is incredibly interesting and it works so well with everything you have on!

myra said...

I love how you always look like you stepped out of a Rick Owens themed editorial. And great philosophy-- black on black with different textures. I can't get enough of lace & leather too.

lacouturiernyc said...

amazing - i love it!

xoxo,
La C.

Maverick said...

I adore that outfit, especially the jacket. I think that outfit would look fab with some spike heels-like the sam edelman strap ones?- or some high docs.
You look fabulous.

xx. mavvie

Charm said...

I am a huge advocate of layering and you do it to perfection. Layering jackets = brilliant.

p.s how do you make your pictures so large?

victoria.. said...

that jacket is so crazy!

Michelle Yue said...

Oh I did get the boots ;k

You do all black texturing so well :) I am sad to say I lack texture in my closet greatly.

sofie said...

I just found your blog and I have to say that I love every piece of it! :)

Winnie said...

Love that crinkly jacket, it's so interesting and versatile too. I feel like I need to introduce some texture into my wardrobe now too.

Laura MW said...

The mixture of textures makes the outfit look great and I love your drapey jacket and leggings.

x

She's Dressing Up said...

Oh wow, the jacket is fantastic!

STARR said...

Maria C: Aww thank you!

seralouise: Thank you for taking the time then :)

Jordan: Glad you found it <3

Something Picasso: Yes! I hate ironing. My last name IS Starr and yes I bleached my hair a little :P

myra: wow thank you

maverick: I agree. I hope I can find some when spring comes around.

charm: I think it just depends on the layout you use. I switched mine a while ago to allow for bigger pics.

<3

Lesley said...

Love the jackets!!!

Merily said...

You look stunning!