I know some women my age who grew up in the late 80’s-early 90’s have some mixed emotions about the velvet trend that has taken over the fashion world the past few years. For me, I simply cannot get enough of it. Whether I see it in warm autumn hues, cool jewel tones, or soft pastels on shirts, pants, dresses, or shoes…I pretty much feel the burning urge to have it all. I have quite a few velvet pieces that I picked up last year at the end of the winter season when it was all on clearance, so you can bet my velvet clad bottom that you are going to start seeing lots of this luxurious fabric showing up on my blog.
*This is a sponsored post. All thoughts and opinions are entirely my own.
*Shirt: Long Sleeve Button Front Velvet Shirt – Blackish Green ($100.00) c/o Zan.Style.
A few weeks back, I introduced you all to Zan.Style, a new online retailer created by a “group of fashion thinkers and stylistic creators who craved what we were missing: quality fashion that could adapt to our attitude, and to our personal lifestyle.” Zan.Style offers “modern apparel that showcases our unique identity and individual personality because a great style allows us to be more than who we are.” Check out my wish list of favorite pieces from Zan.Style.
*Jeans: Torrid Premium Ultimate Stretch Jeggings – Medium Wash with Fading ($56.17).
First, let me talk about the fabric on this top. It is so soft and has enough stretch to make it super comfortable for all day wearability. I am absolutely in love with the dark green color, making it the perfect top for fall festivities. For size reference, I order the XXXL (the largest size available) and it is a little snug across the bust and the shoulders. I solved the gaping button issue by adding a lace bralette underneath and leaving the top buttons undone. The open neckline begged for a bold vintage inspired statement necklace.
I am thinking this top is going to make its way through my outfit rotation quite frequently through the holiday season. It works great with jeans and heels. But I am also thinking of pairing it with a chic pencil skirt and some sassy boots. Or even layered as a jacket over a slip dress.
*Bralette: Torrid Crop Lace Bralette ($21.67).
How do you all feel about the velvet trend? If you are on board, what are your favorite velvet pieces to wear? What’s on your wish list this season?
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