Outfits

3 Ways to Style a Velvet Blazer

DVF Velvet Jacket

Judging on what I saw at New York Fashion Week this and last seasons, velvet is not going anywhere. That’s actually super great news for our wallets as you can wear velvet pieces from last season in spring and fall of this year. Luckily, velvet is one of those fabrics that has a potential to always look different—depending on which pieces you are styling it with.

Today, I’d like to propose to your attention three ways of how to style a velvet blazer if you want to create a casual yet sophisticated everyday look. In my opinion, velvet works the best if you wear it sparingly so a nice blazer is “velvety” enough, but not too overVELVETING! Saying so, each and every look that I created features just this one velvet detail and incorporates some of the classic pieces that every girl or a woman will most likely already has in her collection.

Look #1: Monochrome Jumpsuit

Burgundy Jumpsuit by Alexis

Velvet Blazer // Jumpsuit // Platform Pumps // Marni Bag

When I found on Shopbop this gorgeous ruffle jumpsuit, I immediately thought that it would be a perfect match to my vintage DVF velvet blazer. The jumpsuit features an open back, which is not ideal during winter, but a blazer turns this summery piece into all-seasons appropriate combo. Styling this all-burgundy outfit, I wanted to incorporate a fun detail that makes this monochrome look a bit more whimsical, so I decided to wear it with a pair of my favorite platform pumps. These also helped me not to step on the edges of my too-long jumpsuit (yep, I’m a petite girl) before I bring it to a tailor.

Look #2: Bow Meets Bow

Velvet Blazer // Cropped Pants // Red Sandals

My next look was inspired by the Christmas-style print on these cropped pants by Piamita. I was thinking, what if I create a look not based on color or texture coordination, but rather on matching a print on fabric with a real-life detail? Saying so, I used all of the bow-creating skills I have to create a perfectly symmetrical bow. I also decided to style this outfit with a pair of red suede sandals so there is still a bit of color coordination happening.

Look #3: Match The Shoe

StyleSprinter Blog: fall 2016 trend - velvet

Velvet Blazer // Skinny Jeans // Chanel Bag // Cat Eye Sunglasses // Pumps

You already saw this look on the blog, but I decided to include it anyways as it’s a perfect example of how matching the color of your shoes to one piece of clothing actually creates an entire new look. As you see, I didn’t go over the board by combining multiple colors in one outfit. Since two focal points (blazer and shoes) in your look are already enough, you can have all other details neutral. Add a pair of black jeans, cute sunnies, and a classic bag—and you are all set!

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I hope you enjoyed my easy to recreate looks featuring my favorite burgundy velvet blazer. I look forward to hearing how you usually style velvet pieces from your wardrobe!