Fashionate: The Power of Fabric

Combining different fabrics and textures is the perfect way to modernize your wardrobe for summer 2012. We all know the Okanagan is AWESOME, so we need to have wardrobes to fit the profile. Fabrics and fabric textures will modernize any wardrobe, even if you are going for a vintage feel.  Combining different textures of fabrics in your outfit will create a new look with some other wise classic clothing choices.

Summer heat generally makes my decisions on the clothing I wear during the sweltering days and light airy fabrics generally take precedence over any other fashion decision. Lace maxi skirts paired with a cotton crop top will keep you cool and looking fabulous. A maxi skirt will be your best friend for the next 4 months whether it is cotton, silk, lace, or linen.  Pair it with a loose tank or textured bodysuit depending on your summer soiree choice.  Blonde on Bernard is the perfect place for you to indulge in a new summer wardrobe

Something as little as a fringed bag, or neon sequined clutch can pull an outfit together because of the new and different textures added to a simple summer dress with floral retro pumps.

If you are looking for that fabulous new bikini to grace your body for a day on your paddle board; surf culture clothing is your bathing suit head quarters for the Mrs. And the Mr’s they have everything from one piece cut outs to sports tops and bottoms. Complete your suit with an over-sized Men’s button up and a vintage belt. Frock is of course the go-to vintage shop in downtown Kelowna!

If combining clothing fabrics is not your thing, add your texture a little farther south: Your shoes! A fashion favourite of mine the suede pump, one really cannot go wrong adding a little suede or roped cork in their lives. Wedges are the go to sandal for summer brighten them up with a new texture you have never purchased before.







Whether it is a little or a lot experiment with different textures, fabrics, shapes and sizes this summer it is all about originality so don’t be afraid to look different. Try on a dress with a snakeskin belt, have fun and don’t forget to shop local and wear your sunscreen!

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