Velvet it is!

You know the saying, “everything that’s old is new again”? It couldn’t be more true in the fashion world. Trends have a way of coming back and old statements resurface into updated ideas. This seasons biggest revival? Velvet! The luxe look and feel of this material keeps us appreciating the antiqueness time and time again. 

When imaging incorporating velvet into your everyday wardrobe, don’t be turned off by the idea of velvet cloaks or dance leotards. There is always a way to make it modern. The trick is to commit to the material, then look for current colors and styles to keep it relevant. You want your outfit to be a nod to the past, not a nod to just a few seasons ago. 

 Photography:  Arclight Images

Photography: Arclight Images

New Years Eve is the PERFECT time to see yourself in visions of velvet. It’s warm, festive and makes the perfect statement when surrounded by twinkling party lights.  We’re ooing and ahhing over this velvet dress from Reformation. The wrap dressis iconic while the deep v-neck and button-detailed sleeves keep it updated. This gold color is right on trend, giving the look a baroque feel. The seal-the-deal touch? How comfortable it is. Skip fussing over easy-wrinkle satin or stiff cotton shirts for your nights out, velvet has the reputation of comfort for a reason! 

To add an extra sparkle of opulence, we loved pairing it with this choker and bib necklace set from Baublebar. Since velvet is virtually everywhere right now, bold statement jewelry will help you stand out. We love a good contrast, and feminine velvetlooks awesome with some rocker jewels. 

 Photography: Archlight Images 

Photography: Archlight Images 

But don’t think of this trend as a “velvet underground” moment. The cold weather gives you the a-ok to wear velvet during the day. Keep it simple with a black choker and thigh high boots. Black accessories let the dress (and you) shine. Grabbing cocktails at a chic hotel bar or walking around looking at the buildings all lit-up screams touches of elegance. Velvet it is!

Dress: Reformation

Shoes: Stuart Weitzman

Necklace: Baublebar

 

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