One way to coordinate the elements in your wardrobe is to focus on selecting pieces that are made from specific types of fabrics or materials. This continuity of fabrics and materials will enable you to create a signature look, as well as help you to add specific textural elements to your wardrobe. Three popular fabrics to focus on include leather, cotton and silk.
Silk Clothing Options
Silk is a focus fabric. It is flowing, comfortable and it looks luxurious. It also holds rich colors and compliments intricate prints and patterns. However, it is also very difficult to clean and to maintain. It requires special care and maintenance and it tends to be a more expensive material.
If you are interested in adding silk pieces to your wardrobe and if you don’t have a large budget to work with then consider adding accent silk pieces such as colorful silk scarves to your wardrobe. These accent pieces will dress up your outfits and give them a punch of sophisticated color.
Leather Clothing Options
Leather is another popular material for clothing and accessories. It can be used for shoes, belts, pants, vests, shirts and jackets. Leather also comes in a variety of finishes including suede, patent leather and weathered leather. Each finish has a unique look and texture. The finish that you select will dictate the look that you will be able to create. For example, if you are interested in creating a sophisticated look then you will want to stick with patent, suede and matte finishes.
Cotton Clothing Options
Cotton is one of the most versatile fibers for fabrics. It is comfortable and it can produce a variety of fabric types. Cotton is also a natural fabric so it is good for the environment and comfortable to wear. However, cotton has its own issues. It has a tendency to fade, it can be stretched out of shape and it has a tendency to shrink. When selecting cotton clothing for your wardrobe you will want to make sure that you take these things into consideration. You will also want to either buy in a larger size or select items that are pre-shrunk.