Velvet is one of those fabrics that people either love or hate. I hear things like “That looks like something my grandma would wear,” and “Do you remember when I had a similar top? You were a lot younger so you probably don’t remember.” I don’t know about you, but I’m a bit old school and love a more classic look, so I don’t really have a negative view when it comes to velvet. I do, however, think of the Victorian era or my mom’s burgundy velvet chaise lounge from back in the day.
Nowadays, velvet has really become modernized. I see it in every available option, from skirts and dresses to handbags and boots! Plus, there are a lot of affordable options and if you’re not comfortable fully embracing this luxurious fabric you can easily do an accessory and call it a day.
What I like about today’s look is that it’s a pretty simple outfit: black denim, Chelsea boots, and a crushed velvet top. I’m obsessed with the burgundy color and love the pleats. So girly and feminine!
Choose something you would actually wear. If you are scared to go all out, try something subtle like a velvet ribbon in your hair, a cute choker, or a clutch. I also love the element of surprise like a sock bootie.
Pick a color that mixes well with others. I’m a big fan of color, but if you aren’t, go for something more subtle. Black is a no-brainer and easy to style. Darker tones like navy and green work great too.
Don’t overdo it. A little goes a long way! Choose one item to wear: top, dress, skirt, pant, or blazer. I would also avoid head-to-toe velvet, unless you like to go all out of course!
Wear it with a classic. Still struggling with how to style? Wear your velvet with one of your favorite closet staples. Take the chambray shirt for example. It would look great paired with a velvet skirt! Or you can always wear a velvet jacket over a simple white tee.
What velvet pieces are you planning to incorporate into your wardrobe this winter? Share in the comments.
Shop the Post:
Blouse: J.Jill c/o | Denim: J.Crew | Necklace: SugarFix by Baublebar c/o | Boots: Naturalizer | Purse: Clutch: DSW | Lashes: First Glance Lashes c/o| Lipstick: Neutrogena MoistureSmooth color stick (Rich Raisin) c/o
*c/o: courtesy of or gifted.
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