Seeing velvet may induce flashbacks to some unfortunate fashion choices that you made in the 90’s (we’ve all been there). However, the velvet trend can now add a chic touch to your contemporary wardrobe. Instead of a head-to-toe ensemble, the key is to incorporate one piece into your everyday staples. Here’s how to pull off the look as a sophisticated woman and not as a reincarnation of your 7th-grade self.
Pair a velvet skirt with your turtleneck sweater.
This emerald green head-turner provides a striking contrast to the dark black sweater. The textures and colors also pair together perfectly for fall and winter. Accessorize with a small handbag and gold earrings, and you’re ready for work or play!
Match your bold lip to your velvet dress.
This gorgeous deep cranberry hue is a staple that can be styled multiple ways. Heading out to your holiday party? Pair it with a fun clutch, a mesmerizing lip color, and a statement piece in the form of oversized earrings or an eye-catching necklace.
If you’re heading to the office the next day, an eternity scarf, leggings, and some black ankle boots will also do the trick!
Toss a velvet blazer over your favorite blouse or fitted tee.
This beautiful black blazer turns an everyday outfit into a stylish masterpiece. A white tee, striped fitted turtleneck, or a floral-patterned blouse with jeans and flats are the perfect foundational ensemble. And the blazer is the icing on the cake. When the colder months emerge, an oversized scarf is an absolute must for added style and warmth.
Mix over-the-knee velvet boots with your bodycon dress and duster jacket.
“Fashionista” is your name and “classy” is your game in this head-turning look! A short, black fitted dress with a svelte black duster is a match made in heaven with over-the-knee velvet boots.
The neutral color is a beautiful contrast to the black, and is the perfect canvas for a long statement necklace or bold bangles.
Velvet has never looked so good.
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— Kelly O'Roark