I love the luxe texture and look of velvet, I do. But it just seems so fussy when you put it on, ya know? I have this gorge navy Ralph Lauren velvet blazer that I’m obsessed with and these black velvet theory pants, and I never wear either, because every time I put them on, I feel instantly overdressed. But the plush fabric is majorly in for fall, and I am convinced that now’s the time to wear my velvet pieces or just ebay them, because I’m sick of taking them out of summer storage every year, thinking how much I love them, and then never wearing them. (Ever do that? Sigh.)
To dress them down and make them work for every day, or even not every day but a irl party, I’m inspired by my velvet sightings at fashion
week month so far. Pair it with trendy silhouettes like a bomber jacket or mod mid-shaft booties and velvet doesn’t feel dated or overly ~fancy~. Or mix with different textures and a velvet jacket or pant style blends rather than making too much of a statement.