Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Twofer Tuesday-Velvet

Velvet isn't just for Halloween costumes and period movie sets anymore, girls! Velvet is having a major fashion moment on the red carpet, and the look is just as wearable for real girls. Although the fabric is unavoidably dramatic, with the right feminine touches the look can be edgy-glamorous instead of outlandish.

We're seeing all sorts of garments constructed in velvet-from shoes to gowns. Most of the time for-sale velvet garments are made in dark moody colors (to compliment the heavy fabric's naturally Gothic vibe most likely)-but worn with accessories in light, girly colors-a velvet ensemble will suit even the most girly fashion girl.

So dare to incorporate some velvet into your wardrobe. Be inspired by your favorite celebs on the red carpet and use my tips for styling velvet pieces-and you can't go wrong. A dash of drama in a girl's wardrobe never hurt anybody!

On the Red Carpet:
Katie Perry

Kim Kardashian

Michelle Williams

Get the Look:
Velvet Pencil Skirt in "Plum Perfect"- American Apparel

X-Front Velvet Sling-Back Wedge- Charlotte Russe

Velvet Tunic with Rouched Deep V-neck and Mesh Insets-ASOS

Velvet Leggings-2020ave

Velvet and Lace Shell Top- Topshop

"Gothic Lolita" Full Velvet Skirt-Princess Fashion House

Velvet Button- Down Shirts- Territory Ahead

"Sing me a song" Navy Velvet Shift Dress- Modcloth

Wear Your Velvet With:
Wear your velvet ensembles with light, fresh, girly accessories to provide contrast to the heavy, dramatic fabric
Forever 21 Necklace

Gojane Wire-Wrapped Stone Bracelet

ASOS Bumblebee Scarf

Zappos Betsey Johnson Crochet Headwrap

So, do you think you'll try some velvet this fall? I know I will. The bold,dramatic vibe and rich, luxurious feel will be perfect as the leaves change colors and the weather gets chilly.
Wear velvet to the pumpkin patch, out to dinner, or to your Thanksgiving dinner-and you'll be sure to get recognized as the fiercest fashionista around!

Elle Michele
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  1. I bought a velvet vest last month for the fall, and I was just thinking the other day how I want to wear it every day! Velvet can definitely be fierce!!