Velvet is a special type of fabric where the woven tufted fabrics are cut and evenly distributed to give it a soft, buttery feel. Historically velvet was used in clothes to give it an ostentatious feel to symbolize royalty during the renaissance age. These days? Velvet is used across designers and retailers worldwide as an everyday fabric most prominently used during fall and winter styles. I’ve always loved wearing velvet since it’s comfortable and because of the luxe sheen that makes any outfit chic. Below are 3 easy ways you can incorporate velvet into your wardrobe and where to get it!
3 Style Tips on How to Wear Velvet:
- Velvet pants: when wearing velvet pants keep the top simple by wearing a solid-colored top. Oversized sweaters or a long sleeve top in a plain contrasting color like black or grey tend to pair well with velvet pants.
- Velvet dress: one of the most effortless and glam ways to incorporate velvet into your wardrobe. Solid colored velvet dresses in a rich color such as burgundy, navy or burnt orange tend to look amazing. Finish off the look with a pair of strappy or peep-toe heels.
- Velvet accents: another great and easy way to incorporate velvet into your wardrobe is to find pieces with velvet accents. Tops and shoes are easy go-to’s (like velvet loafers). Be mindful of how much velvet you’re wearing though and try to keep one article of your outfit velvet to avoid anything from competing with each other.
Hot Velvet Pieces to Buy:
- H&M crushed velvet pants: $40
- Donna Zhong simple velvet knit dress: $250
- Chelsea 28 velvet midi wrap dress: $129
- House of Harlow x Revolve lizette dress:$218
- Romwe crushed velvet t-shirt: on sale for $10
- CamiNYC olivia velvet camisole: on sale for $80 (originally $160)
- No. 21 velvet pointed-toe flat mules: $660
- Tony Bianco karvan heel: $108