All things velvet please. My new favourite fabric. There is something so alluring and opulent about velvet and it’s quite easy to accessorise, dress up or down, keep it simple or have fun with it. The quintessential 90’s trend is back! And what a perfect time ahead of the festive season.
The rebirth of velvet is more exciting and versatile this time around, though. Instead of just a structured velvet midi dress, or a fitted velvet blazer, we have more fluidity and option now. Velvet isn’t just for evening wear anymore either, the sumptuous fabric is also being creatively transformed into every day casual wear. From detailed velvet mules, velvet flares, flowing blazer dress, bomber jackets, oversized jumpers and belts, wrap skirts, and over the knee boots. The list is endless and I’m loving it.
I got in on the nostalgia by wearing a rose coloured crinkle velvet blazer with shawl collar for Gary’s work event in Manchester. I accessorised this together with a satin tassel end skinny scarf, suede sphere bag and strappy croc effect patent heels. I loved the contrast of the textures between the velvet and the satin, I am also a lover of satin and it seems that satin is making a major comeback too. The 90’s girl-band satin slip dress is back in full force.
I really liked that this blazer was loose fitted rather than tailored, and also makes it a little easier to incorporate into a more casual look. I did originally really want this in the striking jade green colour but was out of stock, now its back in I couldn’t be happier! Excited to add more velvety beauties to my wardrobe!
Velvet blazer – Topshop
Lace trim black skirt – Topshop
Heels – ASOS
Bag – Reiss
Earrings – River Island
Scarf – Topshop
I also bought a pair of velvet plaited mules that I simply adore (here). However, they’re probably not the most practical shoe for this season considering its ice cold outside but they’re just so nice. I love the plaited detail, too – pretty in pink!
I loved wearing them with jeans (here) as they made my outfit less casual and was definitely the stand-out piece. I’m enjoying adding to my velvet collection anyway, even if I don’t wear them again until next spring. Ah well, that’s the glorious British weather for you!