I wonder, why It took me so long to succumb to the velvet charm. Maybe I thought it was little bizarre or was intimidated by it’s fitted look – but having finally given it a chance, I must say, I fell for its retro look, softest feel and festive silhouette vibe.
After all, It wasn’t too overwhelming to pull a velvet monochrome!
Outfit- Nordstrom velvet dress, Mango leopard coat / similar, suede pumps (on sale), madewell rings, topshop clutch
On the contrary- I consider leopard print neutral, just like a basic grey tee in my wardrobe. It is hands down my favorite print, that pretty much goes excellent with any color or print. When I spotted this bad boy on Mango site, I was skeptical and thought, it would be little too gaudy or fluffy like teddy bear (no offense), but ordered any way. I’m really glad, I did, it turned to be extremely soft, wonderful and completely contrary to what I imagined. This coat, instantly became one of my classic pieces, I bought this season, along with this sherpa vest; currently wearing them on repeat.
For the outfit– I went for a velvet monochrome look, with velvet and suede pieces. I choose this velvet swing dress (under $55), with neat halter neckline, good length and, flatteringly comfortable fit. Not to mention, the retro combination of the dress and sunglasses (obsessed… last worn here) is to die for (metaphorically…). I adding a edgy yet feminine detail by throwing this leopard coat on the top and I kept my accessories simple with a gold beads bracelet and suede clutch cum bag, last worn here.
This outfit is comfy, glamorous and catches the dim candle lights of holiday soiree.
Other ways to wear- I love a good velvet sequin combo. Pair a velvet dress like this one ($52) with this studded leather jacket ($37) or this emerald green cowl neck body con with a fur jacket or this. For accessories, add a glitter clutch ($58) or bag with glitter heels (on sale) or flats ($49)
What do you like more glitter or velvet? I am inclining more towards velvet this season. Leave them in comments.