Zara black velvet dress (similar here), Zara faux fur coat (similar here and here), Chloé Jane tassel bag, Steve Madden pumps (similar here), DIY black velvet hair bow, Dior J’adior earrings, Dior Diorstellaire 1 sunglasses
I used to underestimate the power of texture in my wardrobe. What does it matter whether the shirt was silk or cotton or velvet or suede? Let’s just say, it matters a lot. Mixing pieces with different textures turns your look into work of art. My absolute favourite fabric for Fall is velvet.
I am loving that ’70s, ’80s, and ’90s style staples have been making a come-back, although I have to admit that crushed velvet is not something you’ll ever see me in…ever. If you’re itching to add some simple non-crushed velvet pieces to your wardrobe, stores like Zara and Mango are carrying a plethora of velvet dresses, pants, blazers, and shoes.
I found this black velvet dress in the sale section of Zara and snagged it for nine dollars! I dressed it up with my Steven Madden pumps and green faux fur coat, but could have easily paired it with over-the-knee boots and a denim jacket for a more casual ensemble. I also took a cue from the Tory Burch F/W 17 campaign and pulled my hair back with a velvet bow, DIY à la Michaels.
What do you think? Is velvet a must-have this Fall/Winter?
Photo Credit: Lori Market