I have completely embraced the velvet trend this year. It’s soft, cozy, and an instant party. I mean…if you are wearing velvet than obviously you must be verrrry fancy, or you are celebrating something.
In Pax’s case, it’s the fancy thing. (BTW – His blazer sold out at H&M in two hot seconds, but Target has a similar one.)
I was originally looking for a dress. Well, not a dress, the dress — the one that would solve all of my holiday needs: jaw-droppingly amazing, insanely comfortable, super-flattering and warm enough for visiting Michigan. #thatsall . Turns out, it doesn’t exist. (At least not YET.) But in my quest, I had started playing around with velvet dresses and learned that it’s hard to out-drama velvet at the holidays. Sequins would do it, obviously, but on a cold day in December, I rarely think to myself, “know what sounds amazing right now? COLD PLASTIC SEQUINS.”
My point is that I was already on a velvet kick. And then I found Madewell’s insanely amazing velvet tee and it was all over. This tee basically has the most perfect cut. A little bit slouchy, with a rounded hem to either tuck or wear out (but really, just tuck), and a luxe tomboy vibe I can’t get enough of.
This velvet tee looks amazing with jeans, obvi, but when kicking things up a notch, I really loved it with…more velvet.
The dressy fabrics, when paired, almost give the feeling of a suit, or a dress, or a gown, depending on what pieces you pick. Granted, comparing my outfit to ‘a gown’ is a stretch (ha!), but there’s no doubt that velvet + velvet = drama^2. #fashionmath
And besides, finding velvet pieces right now is dead easy. SO easy, in fact, that it’s much more fun to buy two velvet pieces and wear them all. the. ways. than to lock yourself into a dress.
Commitment issues? Velvets.
velvet tee: Madewell Tulip-Hem Top (xs for reference)
velvet leggings-as-pants (don’t judge): Sanctuary Leggings (xs regular, but petites would’ve been better)
boots: Steve Madden Goldie Booties
faux-fur: old Forever21, but this H&M Faux Fur is similar
Shop Velvet Tops
Obsessed with velvet tops right now. They work with virtually everything (denim, more velvet, silky pants, wool)…and are insanely versatile (office/date night/weekend/etc).
Shop Velvet Bottoms
Doesn’t that just sound so…chic?
Shop Velvet Blazers (and Bombers)
I’m planning to do a little post on velvet blazers – something I’ve been coveting for years – but then I couldn’t decide. Which one is your fav? I keep thinking I have a solid fav, and then change my mind….