Today on my series: Fab Fall Countdown- 31 Days to a more Stylish, Chic You I‘m talking about how Fall’s newest trending fabric is about to give your wardrobe the Velvet touch!
Soft, luxurious velvet has made a grand return, and it’s never looked better. Here’s what’s different about velvet this time around, plus some tips on how to style it for fall 2017.
Move over Black Velvet
Black velvet always looks rich, but this season there’s a whole new crop of colors that make velvet look more contemporary, yet equally luxe. Look for jewel-toned velvet pieces in sapphire blue, ruby-red, burnt orange, burgundy, plum, and gold, to name a few.
You’ll also find plenty of velvet clothing in soft ballet pink, light blue, and gray and taupe.
This chic, blousy top in deep forest green is one of this fall’s ‘it’ colors. See how looks sophisticated this regal hue looks paired with black? I love the way the homespun embroidered bag with the vintage roses and soft foliage leaves makes this top pop.
Burnout Velvet is Big!
Velvet burned away in certain areas leaves a sheer backing and a gorgeous ornate tapestry pattern. This artistic type of velvet brings an opulent look and rich texture to this high-low top that’s perfect for party season.
Burnout velvet is a chic way to elevate the go-to basics. Wear this top with black or blue jeans and a dainty d’Orsay flat for day. Swap out the flats for a gorgeous black bootie, and you’re ready for date night or dinner out with the girls. Bonus: the deep blue color in this top makes a nice, complexion-flattering change from black.
Velvet Prints are Popular
You typically see velvet in solid colors, but now designers are starting to play with patterns and prints. The stained-glass print on this cute and casual T-shirt top adds depth and personality.
This is a perfect top for creative types looking for something a little more artistic. I’ve paired the top with straight cut jeans, a style that looks good on most body types and is starting to make a comeback after years of skinnies. Textured suede booties balance things out. For evening, just swap out the jeans for dressy pants and shoes, and you’re all set for dressier events.
Crushed Velvet is Cool
Texture can make velvet look more cushy and comfy, which is why crushed velvet is also so popular at the moment. This gorgeous royal blue velvet top with the flirty, wide bell sleeves has a fun boho feel and a relaxed weekend vibe. What else do you need but dark pants when you have a great statement-making top like this?
Velvet Accessories Rule
Velvet is such a popular fall trend that designers are using it on anything they can think of. There are gorgeous velvet bags, shoes, leggings, gloves and belts, but probably one of the most unusual things I’ve seen is are velvet socks! Now that’s giving your feet the royal treatment!
New Shapes Give New Life to Velvet
This fall velvet is just as much for day as it is for night, and with that change comes some pretty cool, casual silhouettes. Velvet tank tops, leggings, jumpsuits, kimonos, shorts and even moto jackets make velvet fresh and exciting!
What do you think of fall’s velvet trend? Have you bought any velvet pieces yet?
Be sure to check into this series tomorrow when we talk about Plaids!