You know how there’s a trend that makes a huge comeback, especially when you least expect it to? The ‘it-piece’ trending this fall is definitely velvet. Velvet made it to the runway shows of so many top designers this year at various fashion weeks, it’s actually seriously very hard to miss! Be it DKNY, Dolce & Gabbana, Fendi, Givenchy, Gucci, Oscar de la Renta or even Robert Cavalli, Ralph Lauren and Valentino, they ALL had a velvet something ensemble to flaunt this season! From dresses to pantsuits to bomber jackets to maxis, velvet can be worn in so many ways!!
Velvet to me, is nostalgia! I remember wearing velvet tops growing up in the 90’s and I can’t believe that 20 years later, I’m doing the same. And the best part is that it feels so good! It’s definitely a blast from the past, but that’s what embracing comebacks in fashion trends is all about! But with velvet, it almost feels like two extremes. You can either get it right or so wrong. So one of the things I want to write about is a few ways I think are the best to wear your velvet somethings and totally rock it this fall!
I snagged this gorgeous, drool-worthy velvet top from Zara on a whim recently! I’ve been looking for a velvet piece online for a while now, but nothing really caught my eye and somehow they were either too loud for me (as velvet can have that effect sometimes) or I was unhappy about the piece itself. But this beautiful, subtle yet so chic and gorgeous top just spoke to me. I tried it on and there was nothing wrong I could find with it. It was love at first sight, quite literally! I love the subtle factor velvet has involved, it’s almost like it’s making a statement without saying too much. It’s a piece that is so elegant on its own and it seems like it knows that! Lol. I could seriously go on and on about velvet and my love for it.. but you just have to get one to experience it for yourself! If there’s one piece that you want this fall that’s seriously the trendiest, it’s gotta be velvet.
Now as gorgeous as velvet can be, it’s a tricky piece to wear! Even top fashion designers have agreed that unless you’re a runway model, rocking an entire velvet ensemble can be on a very high difficulty level. I prefer accessorizing velvet with nude or basic colors to not make it look like a handful. You don’t want to appear loud while wearing it and yet want to stand out. If you’d like to make a subtle statement, then a velvet top should probably be your top pick. (that’s not looking at velvet accessories right now). The best colors for this season are black, burgundy or a deep blue. And most of these can be paired very well with white pants! One way to wear white after labor day!!! If you’re looking for something more than just a top, your options are a velvet bomber jacket, velvet pants, velvet skirts or even a velvet dress! There are some gorgeous pieces online and all of them look so splendid and seriously like an absolute trend-setter of a piece! But if you still think that you want to be trendy but just can’t pull off a velvet something look, then try out a velvet accessory.. velvet shoes are big now! Be it booties, pumps or even OTKs, these have been worn by so many celebrities already and they’re all making a statement!
Another gorgeous trend this season, is purple! It has always made a statement this time of the year, but this year it is even more so of a style statement! I just used the color as an accent this time as my lip color, and this will definitely be my go-to lip color for the season.. apart from burgundy that is!
Velvet top – Zara
White pants – Levi’s (similar)
Gray clutch – Lulu’s (similar)
Nude pumps – Jessica Simpson
Sunnies – Old Navy (similar)
Thank you so much for reading! Until next time. xoxo