Holiday Looks | Velvet x Sequin x Faux FurDecember 16, 2016
My very first introduction to the oh-so-soft-and-silky velvet was when I was in high school, the time when velvet blouses (I am not talking about the typical tops we also refer to as blouses here but the ones we wear with Indian sarees) were all the rage in India (it is still a trend that many lovingly sport back home). And even though I have been a huge fan of velvet for as long as I can remember, I didn’t necessarily own much of it when it comes to my personal wardrobe (and for no apparent reason :-o). But I knew it was time to change that when I witnessed the models flaunt their love for velvet and walked down the ramp during the Neiman Marcus’s Fall Fashion event.
Velvet to me, means, let’s get ready to have fun (lots and lots of fun)!!! And this fabric sure has been a huge trend this fall and winter. From velvet dresses to tops to accessories, there are many ways to incorporate velvet to match your personal style. Velvet and winter just seem to fit together and it comes as no surprise that there are, obviously, many holiday looks inspired by velvet this winter. The thing I love the most about the fabric is just how comfortable and cozy it feels when you put on anything velvet. Plus, the variety of colors they come in, from bold to jewel tones makes it an easy choice for anyone to add a piece or two (at the very least ;)) to their wardrobe.
So for starters, I chose a pair of velvet pants (velvet pants are not really a common choice), in one of this season’s favorite colors, green (and one that doesn’t look like something I borrowed from Santa haha)! Normally, I wouldn’t opt to buy pants in a fabric+color that I won’t wear too often (or would I? ;)) but I was feeling the holiday vibes and wanted to add it to my collection. The elastic waist makes it an optimal choice to wear to a party (you know the kind where you will stuff your face with delicious food and won’t have to worry about sucking your tummy in) and the flared boot cut bottom adds a flirty touch to the overall look.
Velvet Pants: Rosegal | Sequin Top: Express (Similar here & here) | Faux Fur Vest : Macy’s (Love this) | Accessories: Chloe & Isabel | Suede Pumps: Steve Madden (Love this) |
Handbag: Oliver Bilou
You might also like my other Holiday Look | Little Black Lace Dress
I picked the most obvious choice to pair with these green pants - a black sequin top (hello holiday parties!). It adds more glam to the outfit without taking away from the shine of the pants itself (if you know what I mean ;)). And this faux fur vest (which btw is the best investment I made last winter) is something I have literally been wearing every other day with most of my outfits this season (and one that gets so many compliments no matter where I am), so of course I threw it on to keep me a tad bit warm on that unexpectedly windy day! As far as accessories goes, I put on a statement necklace, ring, bracelet and nude pumps with some detailing (but the outfit is such that really anything goes). It’s such an effortless look that gets you all the attention and compliments and one I will happily wear to any upcoming holiday parties.
Photo Credits: Missy Palacol
As I mentioned on my Instagram, I had so much fun doing this photoshoot with the uber-talented-and-amazing photographer, Missy! Go check out her blog, Instagram and show her some love :)
So, if you don’t own anything velvet, then it’s time to change that ladies… just walk into a store and try the first thing that catches your eye, I promise you, you will fall in love! And I am excited to share another holiday look sporting something velvet soon (told you, I went velvet-crazy when picking pieces this fall, haha), so stay tuned...
And please do tell me, what’s your favorite way to include velvet in your outfits this season?
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Thanks to Rosegal for sending me these pants to review! As always, styling and all opinions here are unbiased and my own.
“Fashion says ‘me too’, style says ‘only me’.”