Hey, New Year. How’s everyone doin’ so far? Yeah, I’m taking a slow roll into 2019, too. That first day back to school came not bright enough and way too early for this mama. But I’m making the most of it by jumping headfirst back into work…
My goal for this year? Kicking ass and taking…breaks. Yes, you heard it. I’m a do-er. But on New Year’s Day I. Didn’t. Do. Anything. And it was fabulous. And it reminded me we need that sometimes. It’s great to work hard and do and do, and then rest. And now that your holiday wear has gotten a few days rest? Well, it’s time to crack it out again and style it up for any-old-day.
Mix Velvet With Camel Shades
Nobody wants one-hit-wonders in their closet, but holiday dressing is all about jewel tones and richness and glam and sparkle. Take your velvet pieces into the rest of winter by ignoring all that. One of my go-to approaches to getting dressed is by mixing genres. Pairing unexpected pieces and colors always keeps things more interesting, and in this case gives longer life to some of those holiday items. Here I’m pairing these rich velvet pieces with warm-toned, camel suede boots that have a bit of a western vibe. Between the boots and the tees, I’m toning down the dressy feel of the velvet items. The camel color offsets any holiday vibe.
Mix Velvet With Sporty Pieces
These high tops are my go-to shoes right now — and I LOVE them with the velvet pants. They make them everyday-ready instead of holiday glam, but in turn, the velvet steps up my sweatshirt and sneakers game. It’s a win all around. Plus, it lets me get more wear out of my holiday pieces. I’ve been wearing this first outfit weekly. A good black sweatshirt has also been a go-to lately. The black still looks sharp even though it’s a sweatshirt. I’m currently liking a more cropped or fitted sweatshirt to keep things from looking sloppy or oversized. I’ve also been sporting this outfit with this sweatshirt, which I love for the shrunken, more chic fit.
Camel Pieces to Mix With Velvet
Sporty Pieces to Mix With Velvet
Did you get obsessed with velvet like I did this year? Hoping some of these ideas will prevent these from becoming December-only pieces in your closet. Let me know if you’ve figured out other ways to take your velvet into January, too! And Happy 2019!
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