Crushing On | Velvet


I don’t know about you, but we are finally seeing some temperatures that may even qualify as chilly! Quite a feat considering how warm it’s been over the last couple of months. Halfway through November and last week we were still seeing the 70’s! So, the more gentle change has been welcome.

With that change I’ve begun mentally sorting out my midsummer clothes and considering some things a bit more thermal. Given that Starbucks has started serving up their gingerbread lattes (YUM!) again and I have officially worn my Uggs, I’d say it’s time to change-up the wardrobe. So, today I wanted to share with you what I’ve been crushing on since fall began. A trend that can be carried right into winter… Velvet.

I’ve gathered some specific items that have caught me attention. All under $50! Style on a budget? Count me in! I was inspired by color palettes such as the one below, that incorporates, not only the golden and copper tones of fall but, deep merlots/wine colors as well.

Crushing On Velvet

I was very drawn to the striking blazers I first came across in my search for the perfect velvet pieces. I remember having a velveteen jacket as a teenager and I adored it! I wore it with everything! Because structured items like these can be paired very nicely for casual outings and for work-wear, they are a staple in my closet.

Burgundy/red and cobalt are unexpected colors because when most people think of velvet their minds automatically go to black. However, a pop of color and texture can go a long way in leveling up what could be a dull outfit. My favorite way to wear articles like this is with a tee-shirt, long necklace, fitted denim, and a neutral colored heel/bootie.

Kimonos are in an of themselves genius. The ideal mom uniform component that lets me feel like I’m wearing pajamas but, makes me look like I actually put in some effort. Generally, they look good with everything; yoga pants, jeans, shorts, dresses…etc.

The key is buying them size appropriately. Most are “one size fits all” but, you may run into a snag if they aren’t. Go by your true size! If you size up because you feel like you can get away with a more flowy or blousy look, chances are that you’ll look like the fabric is drowning you. I’m in love with the ones adorned with velvet accents and fringe. A little bit of hippie never hurt anyone. 😉

Velvet tops are all the rage right now. I’ve seen them on many fashion blogs from here to Timbuktu and all over Instagram. They’ve grown on me and are a fantastic layering element or, they could make quite the stand alone statement at an indoor winter social event.

Accessories such as scarves, clutch/shoulder bags, and shoes can be added to a completely velvet ensemble to finish off the look. Or you can decide to delicately place one or two of these with something more simple as a small nod to the trend.

You can shop all of my Polyvore picks from this post by clicking the thumbnail photos below. Including a couple of super cozy, velvet blankets I added to the mix!

Have you fallen for all velvet everything? What are your favorite things to add texture and warmth to your winter wardrobe? I’d love to hear from you in the comments!


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