Without the right consideration mixing textures can go wrong. There are so many textures around what are the best ones and ways to mix them..? Well here we have your guide.
An easy option for mixing texture would be to stick within the same neutral tones such as monochrome or shades such as grey or blue. For spring summer grey on grey has been very popular therefore this would be great to mix. Shades of blue also work really well as the colour tends to suit most men. Going blue is also probably the easiest colour to get hold of in a variety of shades and textures too.
The best colour for mixing textures is the classical colour of black. An example of the best way to mix the textures would be jeans, a brushed cotton shirt and silk tie. This would work well because the different textures contrast each other to make them stand out more for a statement look.
Now your in to the trend start to add more colour. Keep the shades of colour used within the same family to still compliment your outfit such as red, green or purple. The colour guide below will help you stick to the same family of shades.
By using the same colours the different textures stand out even more as the eye moves from garment to garment.
Breaking It Up
Another option with mixing textures is to break it up with a simple solid item.
For example; come autumn time tweed and denim fill the streets and the key to mixing these two textures is to have something simple and minimalist separating them. This could be a simple v neck white top or a blue cloth shirt.
This then detracts the look away from just the different textures and creates a whole ‘look’ of an outfit which is your ultimate aim.
Firstly, when going for the same family or monochrome looks, make sure you vary the texture each time you add a piece.
You can wear and layer the same fabrics just make sure you vary the weights of fabric or wear a slightly different texture. For example, brushed cotton looks fine alongside waxed cotton and oxford cloth cotton.
Happy texture mixing!