Off duty velvet crushing to start off 2017 right on trend. Velvet is one of the must have fabrics this season and for good reason. I've always had a thing for velvet with its luxurious high shine finish and how well it compliments more matte tones within my wardrobe. I've teamed this particular piece with a new favourite coat of mine from Reiss; which I most certainly can't stop wearing.
Although this outfit might appear minimal there's something that really makes this outfit pop and that's the added touch of navy to really bring a touch of colour to an all-neutral outfit. This has been a current go to of mine for the past couple of days and I can totally see myself coordinating similar pieces and bringing a fresh spin to things. This can also be transformed just as easily from day to night with a pair of patent leather boots for winter or a pair of barely their heels if you're feeling a little adventurous on colder evenings.
Velvet is such a scrumptious fabric for it's soft/thick finish and it is definitely the fabric of choice for Winter to keep you warm but still on trend. The crushed finish on this Blue Vanilla two piece is the perfect ensemble teamed with more minimal pieces to really let the fabric shine through and steal the outfit. The Reiss trench coat really compliments the crushed velvet fabric of the two piece and for that reason, I've matched it with a thick blanket scarf from ASOS. I wanted something to work alongside the white tones breaking through the black in this outfit and opted for the best accessory to hand, that being the Ilex London Grab Bag in a beautiful white finish. The leathers butter soft and works brilliantly with this outfit to bring everything together nicely to give a more sophisticated finish to a more relaxed/off duty outfit with the Adidas Originals.
Mixing velvet seamlessly into your daytime wardrobe can seem daunting but it's actually really simple when you start off with more neutral tones similar to what I've done and then gaining more confidence mixing this luxurious fabric with more brighter tones as the season changes. I've come across some really eccentric hues of velvet hitting the catwalks for A/w16 but still haven't plucked up the courage to try this for myself and feel more in my comfort zone with my neutral colour palette. In time I could see myself slowly adding in warm burgundy hues or deep cobalt blues against all black to add more interest to such a stunning fabric.
What's your opinion on velvet, will you be rocking it this season?
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