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Outfit and Styling Tips: How to Wear Velvet

Have you invested in some classic velvet pieces? As one of the most sumptuous and high shine materials out there, velvet is often reserved for winter party dressing. However, there are a number of unique ways to style velvet that make it a more versatile textile than you might have suspected. Let’s discover 3 ways you can wear velvet to elevate your outfits.

Throw on a Velvet Blazer

A velvet blazer is a surprisingly flexible addition to your wardrobe. Although it can be tempting to think that a blazer is reserved for formal wear, when styled alongside an outfit typically worn underneath a leather jacket, velvet can look very natural. Velvet blazers are a great transitional cover up and can provide a comfortable alternative to a less luxurious jacket such as a bomber or biker.

Pulling together an off duty look with a velvet blazer is amazingly simple when worn with skinny jeans and a white top or blouse. Off out for drinks after work? Take things up a notch by teaming a velvet blazer with a chic mini skirt. Similarly, if you are headed to a formal occasion, a black velvet blazer will complement a pair of tapered smart pants, a structured blouse, and your best heels. If you want to go the extra mile, you could even invest in a velvet suit for a unique take on formal tailoring.

Dare to Bare in a Velvet Dress

With the 80s and 90s velvet nostalgia revival raging on, now is the perfect time to breathe new life into the velvet dress. Throwback fashion is always in style, so give a gentle nod to the dancefloor disco divas of years gone by and rock a figure skimming, softly draped dress with adjustable shoulder straps like this one from Current Air. The luminous glow of crushed velvet ensures that all eyes will be on you for all the right reasons.

But the fun does not end there. After all, the velvet dress of today is no longer confined to the festive party season. Why not give a velvet dress a sleek streetwear spin by marrying yours with a graphic t shirt, a leather jacket, and chunky sneakers? If you really want to embrace the streetwear style, then you can put a fun twist on a ballerina inspired ensemble by lacing your sneakers around your ankles, providing a feminine touch. Alternatively, go grunge by throwing on an oversized flannel shirt for some marvellous 90s magic.

Pick Up a Pair of Pants in Fabulous Foiled Velvet

Velvet pants are an incredibly comfortable closet staple. Thanks to the soft and silky texture of the material, a pair of velvet trousers is sure to turn heads and draw compliments wherever you go. Plus, when worn in oversized, stretchy, and slouchy styles, a pair of velvet trousers can add an element of practical fun to any outfit. Regarding colours, you can keep things muted in black or grey, or splash out into jewel toned burgundies, midnight blues, and even teal to show some sartorial flair.

There are so many ways to style velvet pants, ranging from casual everyday looks, perfect for work or play, to high drama festive holiday wardrobe statements. For the office, simply tuck in a cami and top off the look with simple jewellery, a smart jacket and a pair of glossy loafers. Looking for an even more comfy and chilled out style? Elevate your off-duty wardrobe by matching foiled velvet pants with a baggy sweater and sneakers.

With so many different outfit possibilities and options, let velvet become one of your favourite fashion luxuries. Dressed up or dressed down, velvet is here to stay, so get on board now to find the best pieces for your closet.

Investing in timeless, classic, velvet pieces such as blazers, dresses, and trousers can ensure you have something to wear for any occasion. For more information on compiling a capsule wardrobe, take a look at this blog post that discusses how many garments we really need in our wardrobes.