Wednesday, February 29, 2012

SHINY, SHIMMERING, AND SPLENDID

One of the best ways to take a monochrome outfit to the next level is to play with textures. When the word 'texture' comes out, people often imagine adding heavyweight fabrics such as suede or leather to their look. These two are great materials but they're not really realistic for someone who lives in the tropics like me. So... how to play with textures in the heat then?

The answer is simple; Buy pieces made with multiple types of lightweight fabric. Take cues from local brand, Cotton Ink. Their latest Waterfall Jacket collection features 2 different textures on one outerwear. Some linen, some satin, but mine's all cotton, one type woven and the other jersey. Pop the jacket over your regular outfits, and ta-da texture play at ease.
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In my case, I've added even more texture with sequined leggings from Mango and velvet Miu Miu peep toes. I never thought that I'd actually have the guts to wear these leggings out. The reason I bought them was because they were on sale for like $11 [get similar styles here].
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3.1 Phillip Lim Tee, Cotton Ink jacket, Mango sequined leggings, H&M Sunglasses, Hermes clutch, Miu Miu shoes
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check out more mix and matching tips at Cotton Ink's awesome site!

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39 comments:

M. Ersa Adiprasetya said...

i love this outfit chelle, i love the texture in the waterfall jacket :) and you rock this look with your super dazzling seqquin legging! and the photos are really awesome!



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Rosalinda Tjioe said...

You look stunning as usual! Gorgeous shots, love the background! =) X

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Rosalinda Tjioe said...

You look stunning as usual! Gorgeous shots, love the background! =) X

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Vina said...

pretty, michelle! i really like the black and white photo, very natural :)
you pulled the sequined legging very well <3

The Fancy Teacup said...

The draping effect of the jacket and those sequinned leggings are fantastic. x

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Plami said...

Stylish and chic as always! Love your shoes!

XoXo
Plami

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sajuki said...

lovely bag :D

rimatambunan said...

pretty! love your sequin leggings.

Heather said...

Loving your open cardigan and your sequin leggings! Great shots!

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Fashion to Go said...

Absolutely love those killer leggings and the waterfall jacket. Its hard to make a black and white combo without it being a bit washed out and boring but you incorporated the right textures and shapes perfectly.

Indri Tanny said...

unique stlye
love it.

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janettaylor said...

I want that clutch!

pinkmate said...

Love your outfit! You look gorgeous!

Vanessa

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Krissy ~ said...

this is beautiful!
Krissy xoxo

Style Servings said...

Stunning photos, you look gorgeous!

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Raquel said...

Love the clutch and shoes!

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Karina Dinda R. said...

Lovely outfit ^^ Love your legging :)

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Estherina said...

Great clutch!

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Yola Thorp said...

Great outfit, love your blog!

xx,
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Liana said...

these photos are gorgeous and i love those leggings! this whole outfit rocks!


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Unknown said...

FRESH from head to toe <3

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Anastasia Siantar said...

FRESH from head to toe <3

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CINDY TANUWIJAYA said...

wow. that legging and jacket are combined perfectly <3

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Vania Aprilia said...

looovee the leggings! <3

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ELLIA collection said...

Such a nice outfit. Visit us back, dear :)

Laura said...

You look so beautiful, really love this look, especially your clutch!
xxxx
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C. Belvin said...

alwayysss loveddd your stylee <3

Jessica Damara Djafar said...

LOVE IT!!!You look beautiful and gorgeous as ever! xoxo

Izyan said...

Pretty and love the outfit!

Zorannah said...

Gorgeous photos!

TheStreetFashion5xpro said...

Stunning outfit !!!

Charlene Gondo said...

I really love this outfit of yours. I love your bag (who's not??) ! Seems so matched with that garden background. pretty!

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Sesilia Anastasia said...

youre always cool with your simple outfit :)

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Ellyzabeth Tanaya said...

oh my God where is it? is it in Batam? so great place <3 I love your sequinned legging!

Fenny said...

the background makes your outfit stunning! great shoots! aaa always gorgeous!

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Mitha Komala said...

drooling over your shoes and outerwear, you are a stunner ci mich (:

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Bre said...

This is model chic. I am glad you had the guts to wear the sequin pants, you pull it off effortlessly.

karen emyra said...

okay I can't stop clicking that "older post" button.
your outfits photos really lovable, and you of course :)

♥sweet as popsicles

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