One of the things I love most about fall fashion is that velvet starts making its way back into our wardrobe. There’s something moody and mysterious about velvet that makes it a bit too dark for the summer months, but as soon as the leaves begin to change, it just feels right. Since velvet makes such a big statement, it’s sometimes hard to figure out how to style it into an outfit. For that reason, I went to one of our in-house experts – our stylist Mandi – to get her recommendations for a daytime and a nighttime velvet look.
Since velvet is incredibly textured to begin with, Mandi loves paring it with something simple, like a knit tee, so that it doesn’t read too chaotic. There’s something rock and roll about wearing velvet during the day — Mandi recommends teaming a great pair of bohemian velvet pants like the Shay Velvet Wideleg with a vintage-inspired graphic tee like the We The Free Zepplin Tank and a leather jacket like the Mao Leather Jacket or a fur vest for an Almost Famous kind of look. Add a ton of bangles and you’re all set.
At night, velvet pairs wonderfully with some added embellishment like silver and crystals for a going-out look. Mandi loves topping off a beautiful velvet maxi dress with a crystal statement necklace like the Trapped Crystal Pendant and some crystal cuffs like the Sealed Crystal Wide Cuff and Dark Crystal Cuff. Finish the look with a great pair of ankle boots like the Sparrow Chelsea Boot and you’re ready for a fall night out. Look out for this green velvet dress on our site soon!
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