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FABULOUS FABRICS: mix of textures, ‘dopamine dressing’ trend for winter fashion | News

Fashion trends for the upcoming winter season are taking multiple different forms, from metallic dresses to sparkly patterns to the length of some fall looks.

Kristy Eubanks, owner of Junie’s Closet, said several styles are trending for winter, especially the mix of media types and textures.

“It’s a lot of different textures and different blocking styles,” Eubanks said.

Eubanks showed various pieces in her boutique featuring quilting, embellishments and color blocking, where bold colors come together.

“Even in our skins, we have texture,” he said.

Shimmering fabrics are also in for winter, Eubanks said, like metallics, satins and Lamé.

“Coordination games are also popular,” he said.

Along with monochrome looks, Eubanks said the “dompamine dresser” is very much in fashion right now. She explained what this style means.

“All colors. All the texture,” Eubanks said. “You put it on and you feel great.”

Eubanks showed two items as examples of this trend: a fuchsia blouse with bold, contrasting floral prints and a long-sleeved dress printed with swatches of mustard, magenta, teal and black.

In Beautiquey and the Beast, owner Bryn Smith said her store doesn’t really stick to trends.

“We’re kind of a boujie,” Smith said, referring to what’s considered dressy blue-collar styles. It is a shortened form of the French word “Bourgeoisie”.

Smith pointed to a few items that are popular with her customers right now, like some puffy coats from the Ciao Milano brand.

“They are comfortable, warm and flattering,” he said.

Smith said the coats don’t make the wearer look like the Michelin Man.

“They are for all kinds of people,” he said.

Beautiquey and the Beast also offers “mommy and me” versions of these coats.

Halle Kobriger, front desk manager at Nine One Eight Salon and Boutique, said she’s seeing many fall trends continue into the winter months, as temperatures haven’t dropped much yet so far.

“Really, it’s because we didn’t get cold weather until February of last year,” Kobriger said.

This includes “shackets,” a cross between a shirt and a jacket, and sweaters, among other items.

“We should change into our winter clothes sometime next week,” he said.

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