CRUSHING ON VELVET
Long gone are the days where velvet was best known for being the fabric of an infamous tracksuit brand… This rich fabric has not only reinvented itself but it has also taken on a new luxe identity. Who would have ever thought it, hey? One thing that London Fashion Week has taught us this season is it is a sure thing for next season too, so make sure you stock up on this sumptuous style sensation, girls.
To keep velvet transitional, opt for moody hues that can carry you through the cooler months into early spring. Deep blues, turquoise and greys are perfect for keeping looks tonal and easy to style up or down. Of course, we are suckers for an opulent, jewelled tone too – an OTL favourite has to be garnet red (if you haven’t checked out Elli White, then do so now!)
Looking for ways to pop this plush texture into your wardrobe this season? Then here’s four ways to take on this trend!
Is anyone else getting serious Christopher Kane vibes? This little number is the ultimate balance of sophistication and sass, with two carefully placed contrasting fabrics and midi length. The velvet panels give this dress an air of luxe, ideal for any upcoming festivities. So, why not let this fabulous frock be your ultimate plus one this season!
This sapphire western style is the jacket of dreams! Velvet combined with outerwear is a heavenly combination and if you’re wanting to get the most out of this trend, then this little gem is the way to go. A statement piece such as this jacket is ideal for adding depth to any look and can be worn casually or even out for evening cocktails - just don’t forget the red lip!
These dreamy pleated wide leg pants are the easy to wear attire you need in your wardrobe this season. The gunmetal grey colour-way means that they can be worn with just about anything and the ring detail just adds to everything that’s already going on with these trendy trousers. Whether you want to keep it casual in trainers or dress it up with boots – these culottes are the way to go.
Velvet can be quite dramatic, so if you’re not feeling a total over haul but still want to touch on this trend, why not feature it in your look instead. This grey sweater with emerald sleeves is the ultimate way to do so and is a modern approach to casual clobber. Easy to wear, versatile and fabulous? What more could a girl want.
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