(Velvet) Crush on You
There is nothing sexier than velvet to me- not even thin, flimsy silk lol. The fabric looks so plush and touchable that you can't even get mad if a complete strangers asks you for a quick touch... Well, yes you can- especially since the trend is so hot that every store is now carrying SOMETHING in velvet whether it's clothes, shoes or an accessory. Because of that I've come up with a shoppable guide to help style your velvet for all the fabulous soiree's, get together's and kick backs that you will attend this season...
Velvet looks great with other distinct fabrics like leather and satin so don't be afraid to pair a velvet party top or bodysuit with either material! Hot concert tonight? Add silver liquid ankle boots, throw a hard to miss sequin bucket bag over your shoulder and don't forget your CZ shoulder grazing duster earrings to complete the look. Or maybe you have an office party to hit up right after work. Don a blood red body suit, satin wide leg trousers with black geo earrings, an onyx ring and a furry clutch. Throw a gold chain around your waist and leave the heels at home in exchange for a wild pair of flats.
Velvet leggings are the perfect way to get in on the athleisure trend- just add a tee and a fly pair of sneakers, or go all out with velvet flare leg pants and a sheer top. Add playful and slick accessories for both looks to create a wow factor.
I don't think it gets any more glam than a jewel toned velvet dress and faux diamond, rhinestone and gold encrusted accessories for all the holiday parties you are sure to slay. And if casual is more your thing, then pair a jean jacket (stylishly showing off the shoulders obviously) with a crushed velvet skirt to go on a shopping with the girls.
If you are not into the velvet look on your upper body then how about your feet? Shoes in this sumptuous fabric look expensive and adds a a certain panache to any outfit you pair them with. A dark floral pair will really set off that old LBD in the back of your closet, and you can liven up a basic sweatshirt and jeans with a cranberry pair of velvet hiker boots.
Are you into velvet and do you own anything in that fabric? If so- what is it and how do you wear it? I would love to know! Leave me a comment below...