Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Tuesday Trendspotting: Velvet

So last fall there was this pair of black velvet leggings that grew on me and when they went on sale for $10, I came super close to buying them. In the end, I decided that I would probably never wear them and that it would be silly of me to buy them. WHAT WAS I THINKING?! I was kicking myself for a while for not getting them, but never more so than now. With velvet coming back in full swing this season, I realize that I should always listen to my fashion instinct, no matter what. No matter what.

Well, no use dwelling. I've learned my lesson. Now I'm just going to obsess about velvet from far away until I can get my hands on something I love. Velvet is tricky because it can definitely look tacky or over-the-top really easily, so you have to play it right. I love the velvet shoes that are out there. That's one way to play with the trend without over-doing it. Shoes and cute little clutches are a super easy way to add a chic touch of velvet to your holiday outfit without having 90s flashbacks. I still haven't found that perfect piece that I would want to buy, but I do love the look of blue velvet and burgundy velvet.

Urban Outfitters does have this cute thing, but it's too tiny even for me. So for $40 I think I'm just going to hop by the fabric store and make my own. (Please hold me to that, I'm notorious for coming up with craft projects that never get realized).

Anyway, there are lots of other options out there right now. Some of my favorites:

1. via Pinterest
5. via Pinterest

Velvet is a great holiday season fabric because it's lush, rich, and soft - great for celebrating in the winter. Do you think it has staying power? Would you buy a velvet piece to wear outside of the holidays?


  1. As a straight male, I don't know if I would wear velvet. But when the ladies wear it, I like it! Anything that gives me an excuse to touch the material. :-o

  2. Haha I suppose that's more incentive for girls to want to wear it. Thanks for the insight!


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