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Fall Texture, Three Ways
In partnership with our friends at Banana Republic
Spring and summer can keep the gauzy linen and straw totes: It’s the cooler seasons that shine in the texture department. Leather trousers, a badass bomber that fits better every year, denim in the perfect weight and wash—they all level up everything they touch. And since playing with texture is more technique than trend, sticking to a key-pieces-in-classic-shades strategy will round out your closet for the long run. Here, three ways to indulge your tactile nature.
Punch up your texture game to expert level with the royal flush: luxe leather, velvety suede, ultrasoft alpaca, and quilting with just enough puff. Save the brightest shades—sunny saffron and high-shine gold—for accessories.
This combo hits the chicest points on the soft/slick/buttery-smooth spectrum and proves the basics (a tailored pencil skirt, a tote that fits everything) are even better in leather. And that high-collared leather jacket? Bound to be the most bomb(er) piece in your closet.
FEELING IT OUT
Tiptoe into tactile with something you know and love, like denim that gets better with each wear. Whether you take yours soft or stiff doesn’t matter—it’s all about pairing pieces you love with shapes cut from a different cloth, like a structured wool blazer, a microribbed merino tank, or a pair of bright-white leather lace-ups.
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