How to wear velvet

I know that velvet may have gotten a bad reputation in the past for being an itchy fabric that “moms” wear.  But, give it a second chance.   Velvet is undoubtedly one of the most luxurious materials out there, and this fall/winter season, it made an impact on the Milan and London runways.
velvet - thrifting diva velvet - thrifting diva velvet - thrifting diva A velvet dress or skirt certainly makes for a high-impact evening look, but you should know that I am going to wear what I want, when the mood strikes.  That means  I’m endorsing velvet for day looks.   Layered over this beautiful blouse, this gorgeous deep purple velvet blazer looks so chic.
velvet - thrifting diva velvet - thrifting diva I thrifted this Guess Marciano velvet blazer from the Goodwill in San Diego for $7.25, but this blazer originally retailed for $256.  Now that is certainly a score, won’t you say?  The rich purple color is absolutely gorgeous and can easily go from day to evening without much fuss.   Underneath  the blazer is this blush pink colored blouse that you have seen here before.  The large floral pieces at the neck line simply adds that touch of elegance when paired with this  blazer.
velvet - thrifting diva velvet - thrifting diva Since I wanted the purple blazer to be the statement piece, I opted for monotone blush pink top and bottom.   I got these skinny pants  from TJ Maxx a few years ago in the clearance section for $15.
velvet - thrifting diva I completed this look with these fierce purple jewel pumps by Thalia Sodi sold only at Macy’s.  I first saw these pumps during the holiday season and really wanted to purchase a pair.  However, I wasn’t ready to part with a $100 for them just yet.  As I waited out the holiday season, sure enough, they went on clearance.  Several mark downs later, I finally purchased  them for a whopping $18.   Being a Thrifting Diva means that you practice the art of patience all the time!
velvet - thrifting diva velvet - thrifting diva I hope you are now inspired to add ta velvet piece to your thrift wish list.  This luxurious fabric is perfect for wintertime, especially in rich jewel tones and mixing velvet items into your wardrobe will help you put a fashionable, if not regal, foot forward.  What are your thoughts about rocking  such a piece?

 

 

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2 Comments

  1. Oh my goodness that jacket looks amazing, the cut, the trim and the colour are perfection. You look amazing in purple…and can I just mention those killer gorgeous shoes. To die for!! Cheers, Michele

  2. Wow!! I love the idea of pairing a velvet jacket with casual dressing. We always think of velvet as having a more dressy feel, but I now see how it can work for any occasion. Also, I love the way your blog is designed: Simplicty at its best!!! I see that you are part of a blog network which is pretty interesting. I am also considering starting a blog, and that type of support would be so helpful for me. I love your sense of style, so keep on doing your thing. God Bless!!!

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