How to Style Velvet Jeans to Look Casually Chic

Remember when velvet was mainly a winter special occasion fabric reserved for cocktail dresses, formal jackets, and evening party pants? Well, not anymore! Velvet jeans for women are the latest way to elevate a casual look.



I wear a lot of black jeans in the fall and winter for a couple of reasons. Black is my favorite color because it’s so slimming, and it makes everything you wear on top pop.  However, too many black pants that all look pretty much the same can get boring, so I’m always on the lookout for black jeans with something a little extra. Black velvet jeans straight leg, skinny or cropped are a great way to kick things up a notch!

What excites me about black velvet jeans is they look so luxurious! They’re super black, soft, and so beautifully plush. I can see why velvet has long been the favorite fabric of royalty! These Ann Taylor jeans also came in burgundy velvet jeans, which I bought and styled with winter white.



I always love a skinny cut and love my jeans cropped at the ankles. There’s no worry about washing these jeans; you just toss them in the machine inside out and hang them dry.

Anything velvet naturally looks excellent with something dressy like a silky blouse and jewelry. Still, if you want a more everyday look, this cute animal print tunic sweater is a great find.

animal print sweater


Isn’t the mock neck on this sweater fabulous? It’s been said that a mock neck is like a turtleneck that can’t commit, which is pretty funny! I find mock neck tops are much softer looking than traditional turtlenecks on women our age. This sweater also has cute bell sleeves giving it a modern, artsy vibe.


Animal prints always look fantastic worn with black and look even more exciting worn with black velvet jeans.

The inky blackness of these velvet jeans makes this leopard sweater pop!


To complete the look, I’ve added these glamorous black suede booties with the chunky leopard heel. Animal print booties would have been too much with the leopard print sweater!

I could have done a black bag with this outfit, but I always love a touch of burgundy or plum with this color mix. A red purse would be exciting, but burgundy is a bit more sophisticated. Velvet pants seem like a natural thing to wear up to the holidays, but you can still wear them in January. I wear mine right through until March.

To shop this look, just click the links above. I’ve linked a similar sweater and black velvet jeans so you can get the look that’s just right for you.

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Prefer Blue velvet? Don’t miss my post on styling blue velvet jeans.


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