If you buy one thing this season, make it velvet. Velvet is no longer the fabric of gothic romantic, evening only clothes. Add it to your day time wardrobe for that look of relaxed opulence. Metallic accessories look amazing with velvet!
This season velvet is in an array of bright jewel and neutral hues. You’ll find it used in everything from trouser suits to thigh-high boots and accessories. It’s true, I have a total obsession with velvet pleated skirts, look for them in M&S, Zara, Mango but my absolute favourite is this gold Top shop one!
There is something very 1940’s glamorous about wide leg velvet trousers (the Joseph ones really are quite exceptional!) But they aren’t the most flattering shape for most, whilst these flared Jeans from Mih will elongate your legs and make your hips appear smaller.
Velvet jackets are abundant right now and look super good with jeans. There is pretty much a style out there to suit every-one from blazers to bombers. I have had a black velvet blazer in my wardrobe for about the last 10 years which, thanks to the YSL smoking never seems to date.
Velvet was originally made from silk which gives it that soft luxurious feel. These days most velvet is a solid mix of viscose. You will generally find the more expensive the velvet the higher the content of silk.
My favourite picks from the high street:
- Gold dress – Top Shop%