Q&A: Daytime Velvet Blazer

Question: Hello, I have a dark blue velvet blazer I brought last year, but I want to be able to wear it during the day and more outfits for the night time.  Do you have some suggestions?  Thanks

My Answer: Most of us associate velvet with the type of fabric we save for nightime attire only.  So incorporating it into our daytime wardrobe should done where velvet would add texture.  It should be layered well and pulled together with the right pieces.  There is no doubt,  your velvet blazer will be the first  thing people notice, so lets make sure they notice it for all of the right reasons. Lets not go with the expected which would be the plain jeans and t-shirt.  If you want to wear jeans, pair the look with a polka dot sweater or printed blouse.  If you feel comfortable, wear the velvet blazer with printed trousers that fit well, key words fit well.
Stepping out of the jeans category, why not try  bright-colored, wide leg pants or trousers, with a neutral color sweater.

Keep with the bright way of things, incorporate a bright dress or accessories.  It should work well when you it comes time to transition from winter into spring!

 You can also pair the velvet bazer with more velvet!  You can eep it consistant, with the same type of fabric,  or you change it up with a different color velvet of the dress, skirt or blouse.   This can be a color blocking experiment done right.

I’ve put together some looks below. Some  outfit are for day time while others are geared towards night.  All of the pieces can be worn with either a black or navy velvet blazers.  Don’t feel as though you have to stick with each head to toe look I’ve put together, mix and match from the selection, there should be several options that will work for different body types, your style and colors you may be comfortable with.

 Hope this helps and enjoy!

Alberta Ferretti Black Two Button Velvet Jacket $871 

Looks from left to right:

All Saints Hercinia Jumper $100 // Alice + Olivia High Waist Wide Leg Pants $198 also available in Kelly Green, and Purple // Opening Ceremony Jeanette Suede Booties $141

TOPSHOP Knitted Large Spot Jumper $80 // TOPSHOP MOTO Supersoft Skinny Leigh $76 // Steve Madden Lindley Boots $199

Jersey and silk-blend T-shirt $31.20 // TOPSHOP MOTO Floral Printed Leigh $80 // Madewell Belle by Sigerson Morrison Suede Flats $195


Aubin & Wills Midgrove satin-trimmed velvet blazer $329

Looks from left to right:

Splendid Jersey Turtleneck $50 // Marc by Marc Jacobs Jagz Velvet Skirt $199 // PIERRE HARDY Cutout suede and velvet sandals $442

TOPSHOP Navy Velvet Heart Back Dress $110 // Tabbisocks Tights for Every Occasion in Black $15 // East Lion Corp./Qupid Kicks and Match Heel $43

TOPSHOP Bright Red Jersey Maxi Dress $55 // Minimarket brushed-suede wedge ankle boots $186


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