The beloved 80’s trend is back and in full effect! Velvet can be seen all over the runway. From dresses, boots, jackets and accessories you cannot avoid this trend. The gorgeous luster of the fabric allows any look to take on a daring and glamorous feel. Velvet can be pulled off in both day and night time looks depending on which other textures and fabrics you pair them with. Pair a bold burgundy velvet crop with black skinnies and a distressed over-sized denim jacket for a cute day time look. Use the same cropped top with a black leather mini skirt and over the knee heels for a sexy night time look. My top picks for velvet must haves include the velvet shirt dress, sandal, cross body bag and choker.
Velvet dresses can be easily found in wrap dress and bodycon styles, which are great for going out but not very practical for day time wear. Skater dresses and shirt dresses are the better choices to include this fab fabric into your daily wardrobe. Saint Laurent’s western velvet shirt dress in burgundy is definitely a head turner. The gold piping and chest pocket details make this unique piece a must have! Thanks to Boohoo we can achieve a similar look for only $40.
Currently, Velvet over the knee boots and block heel booties are some of the most popular shoes on the scene. If you love the velvet shoe trend but would like a more subtle look aim for sandal heels or pointed toe pumps. Marco de Vincenzo’s Dahlia velvet plaited strap sandal in burgundy is just subtle enough to pull off any time of the day but still interesting enough to be the focal point of an outfit. The chunky plaited straps are gorgeous. These beauties will run you $780 but we have Lulu’s to thank for their Impress Me velvet ankle strap sandals as an alternative. This fab sandal is only $38 and features a twisted toe and ankle strap.
Wear a velvet choker or cross body purse to give an outfit a more eclectic feel. A velvet choker pairs well with a dad cap, white tee and high waist pants. Wearing a vibrant velvet cross body as a statement piece with an all black outfit would be a super chic and simple look. Affordable velvet chokers and cross body purses can be found at most trendy stores like Forever21, H&M, Windsor and Charlotte Russe. I hope this advice gives you some style inspiration to find cool ways to hop on this Winter’s hottest trend.