Velvet is a classic fabric that instantly gives off an air of elegance and can dress up even the simplest of outfits. However, velvet has also received a bad rap being that it is one of the trickiest fabrics to wear. It is often associated with little girls’ holiday dresses or stuffy older women, but in fact, college girls can rock velvet too! Although velvet is usually synonymous with special occasions, think beyond formal wear. Try and wear velvet in an everyday look to add a glam touch to any outfit.
While classic black velvet pieces are always a safe bet, don’t be afraid to try bold colors. There are tons of velvet pieces out there in beautiful jewel tones like emerald green and royal blue that can make such a stylish impact. Since velvet is a visually heavy fabric, pair it with more delicate fabrics for balance. I especially love how velvet looks with satin, silk and lace. Pair the blazer with a clean, crisp white bodysuit and some classic black jeans. Add short heeled booties and a starlit clutch; these details will keep the ensemble interesting.
If you’re still iffy about rocking this fabric, try a velvet accessory such as a handbag, scarf or headband. Another way to ease into velvet is with velvet tops or pants alone. I love patterned velvet items for an extra pop.
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