Velvet is something I can’t get enough of, so I’m really happy it’s a big trend right now.
And here’s the thing about a trend you love. If you’re feeling like you’re a little stuck in a rut, just one or two pieces that reflect this trend can do amazing things for your wardrobe and your style. You don’t need 10 pieces of velvet (although you might want them and if you do, go ahead!). Just one or two will do the trick.
Here are some of my picks right now.
I love this dress, which also comes in a slate blue. It’s just a casual dress, right? Throw on some tights and ankle boots and you’re done. But it’s in velvet, so you can change how you style it (add sparkle, heels, and a small clutch) and feel ready for a dressier occasion. (I may need this for the holidays!)
This slouchy T-shirt is another great example of how velvet can be soooo versatile. Wear it with jeans or leggings to run errands or with silk wide-leg pants for a dressier occasion. It could also look good with a wide-leg pant in a pattern for a business-casual office.
This is a terrific piece that can add a little warmth with style on warmer fall/winter days. Wear it with a check or plaid pant to the office, with jeans, or with a dressier pant for a special occasion. (It’s most on trend when worn for less dressy occasions and looks more tradition when worn with the dressy pant.)
With almost anything this fall, try a velvet shoe. (Just with either no or minimal other touches of velvet.)
One of the best examples of a versatile piece of velvet is the jeans (above). Love these! Wear them just as you would any denims.
And of course there are the very special pieces of velvet you can find now, like this one.
Just remember that with velvet, a little goes a long way. In general, you’ll want just one item per outfit. And don’t save it for “special occasions.” These pieces are mostly made to be worn with a casual insouciance.
Take a look here for more inspiration.
Are you wearing velvet this season? Leave a comment and let me know!
(Ketura Persellin is the owner and founder of the Joyful Closet, an image and wardrobe consulting company in Washington, DC, and surrounding suburbs. Contact her for a complimentary get-acquainted session.)