Chances are you already have at least one LBD in your closet. That one dependable piece you always turn to when the alarm fails, when the dress code is unknown, when you just need a little confidence boost. To round out your collection of LBDs, Fashion Fabrics Club has pulled together five modern twists on the timeless essential.
This sophisticated take on the classic LBD combines feminine tailoring with modest hems for a polished look that can go from a regular day at the office to a black tie event. In a stretchy black double knit, it hugs in all the right places.
This elegant little number brings together cool bohemian vibes with red carpet glamour, making for a little black velvet dress that makes you feel like a celebrity every time you put it on.
Flattering, comfy, polished—a black crepe wrap dress is everything you need (and want!) in an LBD. Perfect for everything from giving a conference presentation to late-night drinks with friends, it’s that piece you turn to again and again, year after year.
Satin Shirt Dress
Satin has a way of making things feel upscale, and this shirt dress is no exception. Taking the traditionally casual silhouette (shirt dresses are typically rendered in crisp cotton or denim) and turning it out in luxurious black satin completely transforms the piece into a dress worthy of even the most dressy of invites.
On the completely other side of the spectrum is the black jersey knit T-shirt dress. It’s perfect for everyday with sneakers or sandals, but can be easily dressed up with heels and other luxe extras, too.
As bitterly cold temperatures sweep the nation, staying warm and cute gets harder and harder while being out and about. Luckily Fashion Fabrics Club has the answer: wrapping up in oversized and oh-so-cozy, blanket-like sweaters. Get the roundup of some chunky sweaters you need to add to your closet right now.
Doubling as a chic robe for lounging at home, an oversized cardigan in a chunky knit makes for an easy toss on over your basic jeans-and-a-T, warming up your look (and you) in an instant.
With a built-in scarf, chunky knit turtlenecks are just the thing to keep you bundled up in the most extreme lows. For a chic look that can go seamlessly from day to night, pair it with a pair of leather leggings and a sleek pair of boots.
A knitted poncho sweater is the ultimate cozy piece, it’s like being wrapped up in your favorite fuzzy blanket while also being going-out appropriate (major style win). Pair with jeans, leggings, sweatpants that look like leggings, and everything else you’re living in the season.
Chenille Tunic Sweater
Chenille is one of those supremely soft fabrics that both feels and looks incredibly luxurious. Even in a simple shape like a tunic sweater, it somehow feels more dressed up than it’s wool or cotton counterparts.
Boxy Cashmere Sweater
Cashmere is obvious and perfect in slouchy shapes like dolman sweaters and pashminas, but it feels so fresh and unexpected when done up in a more structured piece like a boxy, oversized sweater. The tailoring keeps things polished and professional while the cashmere keeps things cozy.
Winter calls for cozy accessories, but the number one essential is the scarf. With endless colors, textures, and materials to choose from, you can never have too many in your closet. Here’s a roundup of some top favorites from your friends at Fashion Fabrics Club, along with links to similar fabrics so you can make your own version at home.
A neutral toned scarf in a classic pattern like this black-and-white plaid number makes an easy toss-on with all your basic looks.
For a casual cool addition to your weekend look, try adding a chunky knit infinity scarf. It has all the cozy appeal of your favorite knitted sweater, but without all the bulk.
Not a lot of scarves can boast the kind of luxe appeal that comes with a silk neck scarf. Not only does it provide added warmth, but it adds a dose of European sophistication to your look. Très chic.
If you’re the type that gravitates to a mostly neutral wardrobe, a classic buffalo check scarf gives you an easy way to add a hit of color to your look while still keeping things understated.
Take a walk on the wild side with a striking animal print scarf. A hit of leopard, a shot of snakeskin, a dose of zebra—pick your poison.
Houndstooth has a way of making everything it’s paired with feel more polished and professional. In scarf form, it offers and easy way to transform a simple outfit into a full-on look.
Nothing gets classier than a rich, neutral toned cashmere scarf. Adding cozy warmth and sophisticated appeal to any and all looks from dresses to oversized sweaters, it’s one of those leave-by-the door types.
From suiting separates to outerwear to accessories, plaid is an easy way to add a layer of interest to your winter looks. Here’s a breakdown from Fashion Fabrics Club of five effortless pieces you’ll want to add to your wardrobe right now.
Houndstooth Plaid Jacket
Rocking the plaid trend doesn’t mean you have to stick to the traditional tartan pattern, there’s a whole host of color and design variations to choose from. For example: this houndstooth plaid overcoat plays into the plaid trend in a sophisticated, polished way, adding a hit of texture and visual interest with its black-and-white color scheme and striking pattern play.
Plaid Cigarette Pants
Here’s a look that can really go the distance, perfect for the 9-to-5 hustle and the weekend. The focal point is the cigarette pants in plaid suiting, paired with neutral extras to keep things from getting too busy.
A plaid flannel button up peeking out from under a top layer instantly takes your look to the next level. Here, the otherwise plain outfit of a sweater and jeans turns into an eye-catching ensemble with the simple addition of the button up.
Buffalo Check Vest
Having an easy toss on in the mix makes it easy to get out the door in a time squeeze. Cue the plaid buffalo check vest. Both chic and functional, it makes casual weekend looks feel more put together while giving you an added layer of warmth.
Plaid Blanket Scarf
An oversized fuzzy plaid scarf is the ultimate winter accessory. It takes casual sweaters and jeans to a more interesting place and can even double as a blanket in a pinch.
Staying chic in the doldrums of winter doesn’t always come easy. But lucky for you, Fashion Fabrics Club has an easy answer to upgrade your go-to rotation with one easy step: just add a vest. Here are a few of-the-moment designs that will seriously expand your wardrobe.
Transform your laid-back weekend look into a major Instagram-worthy moment with the simple addition of an olive twill army vest. Perfect with denim, flannel, buffalo check, stripes, khakis, and everything else you live in on the weekends.
Want an easy way to add edge AND warmth to your look? The leather (or faux leather) moto vest is your answer. Perfect with everything from the most feminine pieces (silk blouses, chiffon dresses, lace tops) to the most streety pieces (distressed denim, grunge sweaters, combat boots), it makes for an easy toss-on with an endless number of looks.
After months of battling single digit temperatures, it’s definitely tempting to just wear those cozy around-the-house leggings into the office. And where this is usually a major no-no, there is a way to get away with it if you do it right. Try pairing your favorite opaque leggings with a long, thigh-crazing blazer vest and classic turtleneck. You’ll feel like you’re in jammies, but look like you’re the one in charge. (Love this pink shade? Here’s a link to something just like it.)
Super lightweight, but also super cozy, cashmere is essential for making it chicly through the winter. In a full-length vest, it acts both as an instant outfit maker and as a warming layer without adding any unnecessary bulk. It’s almost like a wearable blanket in disguise.
Chances are you have about a million holiday parties to attend this week. It’s easy to fall back on the traditional LBD, but there are options that are just as effortless and feel much more festive that will earn you major style cred. Check out Fashion Fabrics Club’s roundup of festive looks you can copy for all your holiday party hopping.
The beauty of velvet is that it’s not only super festive in its looks, but also incredibly comfortable in its feel. Super soft with just the right amount of stretch, it feels more like a nightgown than a cocktail dress and when it’s turned out in holiday jewel tones like emerald green or ruby red, it’s the perfect holiday party pick.
Here’s a holiday-ready dress that can go seamlessly from a family get together to after-dinner cocktails with friends. The Christmas-y color scheme in the red-and-green plaid offers a festive feel in a sophisticated way that can easily be dressed up (with heels and a statement necklace) or down (paired with boots and a leather moto jacket).
Lace makes everything feel more polished and dressed up, while at the same time having a look-at-me impact that warrants a double take. If you really want to get noticed, opt for a festive shade in a bright hue like this brilliant red lace number.
If there’s a chance of running into an ex, this satin tuxedo dress is what you need to wear. The va-va-voom neckline is ultra-flattering for nearly any body type while the tailored construction slims and flatters in all the right places. Insider tip: If you don’t feel comfortable showing so much skin, you can easy add a slip dress underneath.
If you’re looking to add a versatile piece to your party-ready wardrobe, a white tulle skirt is just the thing. You can wear it multiple times in one weekend and have completely different looks depending on what you pair it with. Some ideas: velvet wrap top, silk blouse, flannel button up, lace crop top…the options are limitless.
Staying warm AND chic in winter’s bitter temperatures can seem like an impossible feat. Luckily, Fashion Fabrics Club has the answer: faux fur. Here are some fun ways to incorporate the fuzzy trend into your look right now.
Faux Cheetah Jacket
If you’re looking to add a new staple to your wardrobe, a faux fur cheetah print jacket is the way to go. The print adds a pop to looks while at the same time pairing like a neutral, making it an easy addition to the go-to rotation.
Faux Fur Pink Jacket
For something a little more whimsical, go with a soft shade like pink or mauve. It has a beautiful way of giving polished looks a bit of edge without compromising on feminine appeal.
Faux Fur Vest
A faux fur vest allows you to play to the fur trend without having to deal with all the bulk of a full overcoat. Faux fur vests are also an instant way to upgrade a simple outfit, like go-to jeans and a T, into a stand out look.
Faux Fur Scarf
A faux fur accent can be just as statement making as a full piece, especially when worn in unexpected ways. Take this adorable look for example, the asymmetrical belting of the faux fur scarf gives the otherwise basic outfit major interest.
It’s easy to get stuck in a style rut when the temperatures turn bitter and the sidewalks turn to slush. Luckily, Fashion Fabrics Club has a few easy looks that’ll keep you chic all winter long. The key is all about embracing those winter blues.
Blue Velvet Suit
If your work has a business-casual dress code, it can be hard to come up with new, inventive looks that feel seasonally relevant but are also office appropriate. We’ve got just the thing. Swap the traditional suiting fabric for sophisticated blue velvet. Not only is this look super on-trend but it is also incredibly comfortable and manages to fit even the dressiest of occasions.
Blue Wool Jacket
It’s easy and normal to fall back on a dark color palette in the winter, but that’s a direct ticket to wardrobe boredom. An easy way to shake things up is by adding a playful color into your outerwear collection. This beautiful light blue wool cocoon coat is just the thing.
Blue Chiffon Skirt
Here’s a look that can really go the distance. The neutral colored sweater is the perfect complement to the chiffon skirt’s pop of bright blue, keeping things elegant while still being fun and cheery (i.e. party-season perfect). Simply swap the heels for tights and booties if you need to battle the wintry elements.
Jeans and a sweater is an easy and obvious go-to in the winter, but instead of falling back on the usual suspects (creams, grays, tans), opting for a fun color like light blue keeps things much more playful. Pair a blue sweater knit with a pair of black skinnies and black booties for an everyday look that’s as effortless as it is chic.
December is filled with social responsibilities: family get-togethers, holiday celebrations, work parties, and a million other festive moments. With all the stress and of gift giving, RSVPing to every invite, and hosting a killer event, your look shouldn’t be something you fret over. And that’s where Fashion Fabrics Club comes in!
For a look that can go straight from boardroom to bar while keeping you in complete comfort, this neutral number is just the ticket. The luxurious fabrics—the soft cashmere sweater with the blush chiffon skirt—keeps you looking sophisticated and elegant while feeling like you’re in your jammies.
Christmas tree farms make great Instagram backdrops, but they’re not the easiest places to navigate. To ensure a ‘grammable look without getting stuck in mud or pine needles, opt for a cute, farmhouse-inspired style. This buffalo check flannel shirtdress in just the thing. (Don’t forget the boots, they’re kind of necessary.)
The day starts just before the sun comes up, wrapping paper strewn about everywhere. Then, just as things start to wind down, it’s time to do it all over again at the in-laws. Sound familiar? We hear you. Our pick for an endless day of cheer is this stretchy velvet dress. It’s incredibly comfy, festive, and appropriate for nearly any dress code.
Ringing in midnight
Whether you’re planning a big night out on the town or staying in to ring in the New Year, a little sparkle is definitely in order. And as luck would have it, we have just the piece that could work for either occasion: a pair of sequin skinnies. Dress them up with a silk blouse and blazer, or go casual with a relaxed sweater knit.
Head-to-toe white is an easy answer to “what to wear” when you’re in a pinch. Here are few easy all-white looks that you can copy right now, courtesy of your friends at Fashion Fabrics Club.
Sweater + Lace Skirt
This darling ensemble is the perfect pick for dressier occasions like day dates, brunches, and holiday office parties. The slouchy white cotton sweater keeps things casual while the white lace skirt offers a major dose of elegant femininity.
Sweater + Button Up + Denim
For an easy office look that transitions straight into off duty, this look by Instagram style icon @somethingnavy is just the thing. Start with white denim skinnies, add a crisp white button up and layer on a thin white sweater knit.
If you have a trip booked and are looking for an easy, travel-friendly piece, this white stretchy cotton shift dress is just the ticket. Breathable, lightweight, and fairly resistant to wrinkles, it makes getting dressed while on-the-go a breeze.
Long Vest + Wide Legs
This very modern look not only goes seamlessly from day to night but also has a magical way of elongating legs and giving the illusion of added height. Talk about a style win. Start with a white cotton T, pair with white cotton twill wide legs and top it off with a full-length white cotton sweater vest.
A white sweaterdress is one of those versatile pieces every wardrobe needs. Pair it with leggings and boots and it’s perfect for a casual night in, or wear it with tights and high boots or heels for a dressy night on the town.
Hibernation season is nearly upon us, and cozying up in soft knits is the best way to battle the cold while still staying chic. Fashion Fabrics Club has rounded up a few key knit pieces that will seriously upgrade your winter wardrobe.
Chevron Maxi Skirt
An effortless look with a lot of impact isn’t an easy find, but this chevron jersey knit skirt and cardigan ensemble hits all the marks. The chevron pattern is surprisingly flattering while the cardi adds a layer of button-up sophistication to even out the busy chevron print. To heighten the impact more, add pops of color in the form of accessories like this chic look shown here.
Thermal knits are a winter wardrobe must; they’re lightweight while still being able to provide incredible warmth. While they’re usually found in underlayers and loungewear, this casual knit has found its way into the everyday fashion realm, adding a fun texture play to otherwise basic looks.
When all you want to do is say in your PJs but the day requires a put-together look, the sweaterdress is your easy-chic answer. The soft sweater knit fabric keeps you feeling like you’re in your favorite loungewear and it’s an instant no-thought-required look. For colder says, add tights and a scarf and you’re good to go.
We don’t always play favorites, but this look is at the very top of our most-loved list. It has all the comfort you crave and all the sophisticated chic that makes a look double-take worthy. The key to this look is double fold: color and fabric. The cream-on-cream tonal look feels just right for winter and the combination of flowy chiffon on top keeps the thick cream ribbed knit on the bottom from feeling too heavy.
Fashion Fabrics Club does a roundup of stylish raincoats to get your through wet weather season. Whether you’re looking for something classic or contemporary, you’re sure to find something that fits the bill.
Parkas are especially great for colder days thanks to their fur trim and lining. In a classic olive green, it offers a little hit of color while still being incredibly pairable, as it tends to act like a neutral. This is the kind of coat you you’ll tend to fall back on again and again, year after year.
The trench is a year-round closet essential. The great thing about this piece (well, there’s more than one thing) is that it will never go out of style and no matter what season it is, it’s appropriate. As cute with cozy layers when the wind is blowing as with little sundresses for light summer storms. For the most traditional look, go for a versatile tan.
Ok, we’ll admit it, the poncho isn’t the first thing that comes to mind when you’re thinking of fashionable rainwear. However, just like the fanny pack, this uber functional piece is making a major splash right now, especially amongst the chic travelers of the world. It’s easy to pack up and toss in a suitcase and fits over any look, even the heaviest of winter sweaters.
For those could-go-either-way weather days, donning a full-on raincoat feels…unnecessary. Especially if the clouds end up clearing. For these days, a nylon bomber jacket is a good pick. It’s water resistant by nature, and it’s super cute and not at all out of place even if the day turns out to be bright and sunny. (Just don’t forget to bring an umbrella to protect the hair…just in case.)