Party season is almost here, which means only one thing. It’s time to NAIL it in all things velvet. That’s right, the trend we were in love with last year is officially making its grand return. Aw18 is taking the trend to a whole new level, adding edgy 90’s inspo to classic autumnal hues like forest green, burgundy and mustard yellows. And we’ve got it all wrapped up. If you haven’t already invested, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Here’s our guide to all things velvet and how to style it without looking like your Gran’s curtains…
The Velvet Blazer
It’s time to nail it as a layer player this season, with the classic blazer. We are completely vibin’ off the dark autumn colours with the 90’s style twist. Team this with a pair of trousers and classic sneaks for a truly casual boss babe look, easily transformed to an edgy ‘out-out’ outfit with heeled boots and a clutch.
The Velvet Trousers
It’s time to go bold girls. Velvet trousers definitely give that party feel that actually looks like you’re ready for Christmas ahead of anyone else. Whether you’re heading down to the pub for a casual sesh with the girls or glammin’ up for the Christmas party, you can make trousers perfect for any occasion.
The Velvet T-Shirt
Every babe needs a classic velvet tee in their AW drobes. It is the perfect go-to piece that instantly transforms your look. Inspire the casual slay with <span class=”woR”>jeans</span><span class=”woD”>Jeans are trousers typically made from denim or dungaree cloth. Often the term “jeans” refers to a particular style of pants, called “blue jeans,” which were invented by Jacob Davis in 1871 and patented by Davis and Levi Strauss on May 20, 1873. Originally designed for cowboys and miners, jeans became popular in the 1950s among teenagers, especially members of the greaser subculture.</span> and flats, or go all out party with a pair of vinyl trousers or faux leather skirt. Enough said.
The Velvet Boots
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The Velvet Skirt
You didn’t think you could go through AW18 without a velvet <span class=”woR”>skirt</span><span class=”woD”>A skirt is a tube- or cone-shaped garment that hangs from the waist or hips and covers all or part of the legs. The hemline of skirts can vary from micro to floor-length and can vary according to cultural conceptions of modesty and aesthetics as well as the wearer’s personal taste, which can be influenced by such factors as fashion and social context. Most skirts are self-standing garments, but some skirt-looking panels may be part of another garment such as leggings, shorts, and swimsuits.</span>, did you? Oh hun, of course not! Like we said, velvet has made a HUGE return and it’s going to be everywhere in every colour. Can I get a hallelujah?!