13 April 2017

ways to wear : velvet

There are so many ways to style velvet, dress it up, dress it down, add lace, wear leather, heels, flats.. the list is endless. After reading FarFetched Style Guide : WHY VELVET CLOTHING SHOULD BE YOUR GO-TO FABRIC I was compelled to write my own post about ways I would wear velvet. 


street style


Velvet clothing caused a street-style sensation in 2016, and I don't see that stopping any time soon! I love looking a street style to get inspiration. No catwalk, no crazy hair styles and avant garde make up just real people wearing real clothes that I can have and own myself. Seeing how different body types style clothes really helps me envision how I would look myself in certain fabrics, colours and styles. As a plus size girl it's so good to see similar size girls rocking fashion that I love.

Velvet on velvet : This is a bold move but if you change up the colours (so it doesn't look like a tracksuit situation) velvet on the top can look great with velvet on the bottom. 

Velvet slip dress : This is a style I see a lot with different texture slip dresses, from satin to velvet to corduroy. A crushed velvet slip dress layers over a long sleeve ribbed top is so effortless yet so chic. Even us plus size girls can pull it off! Pair with a simple flat trainer (converse is my show of choice) and you have an instantly cool and chic look.

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feminine


Ah, Feminine. This is a super girly, sexy look that i think is just to die for. Obviously you can create this look with more colours that just pink but I am totally besotted with blush pinks at the moment! Crushed velvet is a super luxurious texture that is great to mix with other fabrics like lace or denim. Denim and velvet heels is a super laid back way to incorte a pop of velvet into your look!

Velvet with lace : Layer a velvet slip dress or dungaree dress over a lace long sleeve fluted top for the ultimate boho-chic Coachella vibe. Add a velvet choker for an extra velvet look.

Velvet and light wash denim : There's something about pink velvet with light washed denim that just gives a really girly and laid back look that still looks 'put together'. It can be velvet heels with jeans, a velvet choker with a denim pinafore or a velvet dress with knee high denim boots!

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GRUNGE

Denim, Leather, Studs, boots and dark velvet! This is a much more grunge, rock & roll take on velvet. Darker shades, mixed textures and lots of sass. Whilst I do like my feminine, girly days I am at heart a darker, grungy style lover. Velvet is the perfect material to mix with different textures! This is the most popular way to wear velvet outside of 'just a dress' as you can literally pair it with anything in your wardrobe for a personal style. 

Velvet & Leather : Throw a leather jacket over that feminine slip dress and you have instant attitude. Layer on some silver jewellery and some studs to complete the look.

Velvet & Merch : Pair your velvet skirt with a distressed band tee for a laid back grunge look! Mix and match heels and flats to totally change up the whole look in seconds. 

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So, there are my three favourite trends to incorporate velvet into! To see more velvet pieces head to farfetch here

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MEET THE AUTHOR: Serena Ozgowicz is a 24 year old Puggle owner with a passion for beauty, crafts and coding! You can follow her on facebook, twitter and instagram. Thank you for reading this post!

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