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How to Wear Velvet

Elegant, dramatic and directional velvet is adding an air of sophistication is not just for fall….whether it’s for work wear, rest or play here is our ‘How To Wear Velvet’ guide. It was A/W biggest and best trend, but with lighter hues designer brands and high street stores awash with pretty, practical and investment pieces which means you can easily update your S/S 17 look with this glossy glory.

Carrying an air of sophistication, this stylish closet delight serves to cross the trans-seasonal barrier. Super chic velvet, crushed or colored can be worn top to toe or simply teamed up with other textures from closet staples.

Contrary to belief velvet can be worn in any season and climate our top style tips will help you to make wise investment choices.  Daytime or night time why not adapt this runway dominated look to your very own street style.   If you are still not sure what to buy and how to wear then why not book a styling sessions with one of our StyleMeDivine style consultants.

The blazer


Upgrade your collection with a sharp-shouldered blazer. Velvet makes a great backdrop for embossed detailing and looks great paired with metallic accessories. If you prefer to play it safe, then stick to deeper tones of various colors like midnight blue, charcoal black and deep maroon.




If your bank balance is feeling a little stretched from your trans-season spend then pick just one piece a little camisole, lush and luxurious this addition to your closet will be perfect when paired with your favorite denims. Sexy, opulent and totally divine.


Little Velvet Dress


The spotlight is fully focused on the one key item to invest in is the velvet dress. In store and on line it’s the ultimate game changer.   For those who may not wish to fully embrace this trend you may want to check out something that has a just a hint of velvet.

The pantsuit


Feeling adventurous and want to be noticed why not look at one of this seasons key trends the pantsuit. Velvet is such a versatile fabric, a great cut gives a sleek appearance, always avoid folds and crimps as it can make velvet look dull and drab.


The cross body


Let’s face it who can resist a handbag purchase, there’s a bag for every occasion and whether you are trekking around the malls, out for a night with girls or attending a glitzy event the cross body is the bag to have on hand, this season just make sure it’s velvet. We love Chanel’s boy bag it’s your ultimate investment piece.

Ankle boots


The ultimate mainstay of every woman’s shoe collection is the ankle boot, heeled or flat.   This versatile wardrobe staple, heeled or flat can be perfectly paired with printed dresses and cute shorts for those remaining hot summer days whilst a street style-worthy casual look can easily be achieved for the cooler months when teamed with your favorite jeans. Instantly update your new season look by adding in a pair velvet boots and with navy being adopted as the new black make sure they are just that.




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