October 10, 2017

5 Tips on the Versatility of Velvet

The fabric of the season.

The Many Ways to Wear Velvet

written by Julie Weinstein

Velvet is, more often than not, a hot trend for fall and winter. And this year is certainly no exception.

The luxe, soft fabric makes everything feel more lush and slightly indulgent. And it doesn’t hurt that the fabric is soft and cozy for the cooler days that are bound to be ahead.

Though, on the flip side, you can find lots of very lightweight velvet options out there, too. Indeed, it’s a versatile fabric!

Truly, if you look around, velvet is everywhere. You’ll find it in dresses, shirts, skirts, and pants, as well as shoes, bags, and other accessories.

5 Tips on How to Wear Velvet

1. Don’t shy away from color

Since velvet is such a fall and winter friendly fabric, you might initially think to wear dark or neutral colors, such as grey and black. However, opt for color because colorful velvet, whether in deep jewel tones or bright and light tones (think blush) is absolutely stunning.

2. Dress up your velvet

Velvet can most certainly be worn for more formal affairs. Whether as a dress or throwing a velvet blazer or cape on top of whatever else you’re wearing, it’s definitely black tie approved.

3. Keep it casual

Just like with dressy affairs, velvet is absolutely great for casual looks, too. In fact, one of our favorite outfits is a velvet top and boyfriend jeans. Like we said, this is a versatile fabric!

4. Start with accessories

If throwing on a velvet piece is simply not your thing, that’s ok. Start small with shoes or accessories. It can even be as simple as a velvet clutch.

5. Make it edgy

Now, if you think velvet is a tad too “feminine” for you, just add an edgy element, such as a leather jacket or studded accessories.

What Do You Think?

Are you a velvet fan? What’s your favorite way to wear this fabric? Be sure to let us know in the comments below! We’ll see you back here in the morning.


Photos by Maritere Rice

Street style shots borrowed from Barney’s, Polienne, Vogue UK, Fit Fab Fun Mom, The Zoe Report, Who What Wear, Collage Vintage, Fashioned Chic

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