Style Spotlight: Combining Luxe Fabrics

This fall, the runways were inundated with a mix of fabrics, textures and patterns. From velvet, to faux-fur/suede and leather to rich brocades and embroidered satins (and sometimes a combination of them all), designers were mixing and matching with wild abandon. As the weather turns colder, and we move towards the holidays, why not reach for show-stopping pieces in luxurious fabrics and rich jewel tones to warm up those cold November nights. See how our fall ‘Girl in Focus’ Nira Arora combined different textures, fabrics and embellishments to create some truly one-of-a-kind and memorable outfits.

Perfect For: Date Night with the Hubby

"Next date night try layering different textures to create a drool-worthy look. The mix of brocade, flannel, lace and suede gives this outfit instant appeal and ensures his eyes will be on you all night long! I love pairing a short skirt with a long jacket, it adds some instant drama and sophistication." - Nira Arora

Duster coat available at Le Chateau $99.95*; Brocade Skirt available at H&M $39.99*; Peplum Top with Lace Detail available at Dynamite $34.95*; Earrings available at Reitmans $12.90*; T Bracelet available at Le Chateau $15*; Eliania Tie Up Shoes available at Aldo $95*.

Perfect For: Dinner Out with the Girls

"I love this look, it's perfect really for almost anything. The suede skirt is so incredibly comfortable and chic, I love the longer hemline. While an embroidered bomber jacket might seem like an unexpected match, it keeps the outfit playful and on trend and is much more exciting than a sweater or a blouse." - Nira Arora

Design Lab Embroidered Bomber available at Hudson's Bay $108*; Suede-Like Skirt available at Le Chateau $59.95*; Tank available at RW&CO. $39.90*; Gold Ring available at Le Chateau $9.95*; Python-Print Fold Over Clutch available at GUESS $75*; Mesh Open-Toe Booties available at Le Chateau $89.95; Chunky Necklace available at H&M $12.99*.

Perfect For: Holiday Party

"I'm in love with these sparkly shoes from Town Shoes! They're dainty and girly yet still strong. While you could pair them with a basic black dress, why not go with something a little more show-stopping like an embroidered dress -'tis the season afterall."  - Nira Arora

Jacket available at H$M $59.99*; Mesh Embroidered Dress available at H&M $69.99*; Zippered Clutch available at GUESS $88*; GUESS Multi-Band Ring available at Hudson's Bay $28*; Betsey Johnson Sparkly Booties available at Town Shoes $140*.

*Prices quoted are regular prices, before taxes. Price and availability are subject to change. Please see stores for details.