What's so great about textural dressing is its ability to provoke a second glance, adding depth to winter layering and making an otherwise humdrum outfit look that much more interesting. And what better way to try a high-low mix than by mixing denim with lace, or perhaps sequins with plush cashmere wool? When it comes to mid-winter festivities, combining glitz with comfort is a smart move. Prada's spring 2016 collection, in store right now, provides the blueprint for that eccentric mix of textures and embellishment, offering plenty of inspiration when the weather is bleak. For some fun fur, try Kate Sylvester's faux fur "Minka" jacket, fully lined and in an earthy tone that makes it as easy to wear to the office as it is slung over your shoulders on a night out (even better now it's on sale). For some more faux fur options, keep an eye out for next week's issue.
Textural dressing tips
Mix and match fabrics into one outfit.
• Don't be afraid to downplay "special textures". Mix sequins and embellishments with everyday fabrics such as denim and wool.
• Prim versus rebellious contrasts work especially well. Think Sandy and Rizzo in one look. A tweed jacket and a leather skirt - why not?
Kate Sylvester faux fur jacket $395.
Leather and tweed
Helen Cherry sleeveless leather dress $629.
Jarrad Godman blanket coat $535. Meadowlark earring from $459.
Prada blouse $1685, organza dress (POA).
Harman Grubisa felted wool and Tibetan lambswool coat $1500. Karen Walker shirt $339.50. Helen Cherry blazer $669 and pants $469. Kate Sylvester ankle boots $489.
Benjamin Alexander made-to-measure sequinned gown (POA).