Nothing Short of Chic: Personal Style: Layered Textures – (Faux) Suede & Velvet

10.12.16

Personal Style: Layered Textures – (Faux) Suede & Velvet

Baby, it's cold outside – wrap yourself up in luxe fabrics and chic layers to keep yourself warm and stylish this season. | Nothing Short Of Chic
 
 LOCATION: SUNSHINE COAST, BC
   
 
Let it snow, and while it does, drape yourself in luxe layers to stay warm.

It is, officially, the chilly season. I came home on Saturday to promises of snow up here in the Vancouver area, which is a rare occurrence for us, and lo and behold, those vows were kept. Snow is so gorgeous – and it provides a welcome change in background options. So we've all been piling on the layers. But layers doesn't have to mean shapeless and bland – actually, layering is great because it gives you the opportunity to wear two or three outfits at once. When shooting this, my photographer DJ Cleland-Hura joked that it felt like the setting (and clothing) for a Ralph Lauren ad. Ours is a little less glossy and a little more NSOC (which is the point!) but I'm super happy with the results – so many thanks to DJ, and to the nimbostratus clouds for granting us this beautiful snow to pose in.

Baby, it's cold outside – wrap yourself up in luxe fabrics and chic layers to keep yourself warm and stylish this season. | Nothing Short Of Chic

Baby, it's cold outside – wrap yourself up in luxe fabrics and chic layers to keep yourself warm and stylish this season. | Nothing Short Of Chic

Baby, it's cold outside – wrap yourself up in luxe fabrics and chic layers to keep yourself warm and stylish this season. | Nothing Short Of Chic

Baby, it's cold outside – wrap yourself up in luxe fabrics and chic layers to keep yourself warm and stylish this season. | Nothing Short Of Chic

Baby, it's cold outside – wrap yourself up in luxe fabrics and chic layers to keep yourself warm and stylish this season. | Nothing Short Of Chic

Baby, it's cold outside – wrap yourself up in luxe fabrics and chic layers to keep yourself warm and stylish this season. | Nothing Short Of Chic

Baby, it's cold outside – wrap yourself up in luxe fabrics and chic layers to keep yourself warm and stylish this season. | Nothing Short Of Chic
Photography by DJ Cleland-Hura | Coat: Old Navy (Thrifted) | Polo: Talbots | Skirt: Donna (Thrifted) | Boots: Thrifted | Belt: Thrifted 

To add extra interest, I played around with textures, mixing warm, luxe fabrics including suede (faux, of course), nubbly velour knit, and velvet. I also experimented with proportions, layering a knee-length coat over an ankle-length skirt with a knee-high slit (and below-knee boots). And if you're still wary of mixing black and brown: may this outfit convince you otherwise.

As long as you've got no place to go, I say, let it snow!


PS - Stay tuned for some special holiday content this coming week!

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