Philadelphia seems to be unbearably cold this time of year, and I’m ecstatic that velvet is having its moment. This style will keep you warm and keep you looking cool at the same time this winter season. This admired ’90s trend is making a comeback and can be seen almost everywhere—runways, models, celebrities, and even around my campus at Drexel University. The texture can make any outfit appear more glamorous and can be seen in skirts, tops, and even boots.
This Fashionista planned this featured outfit with a holiday party in mind, but her simple pieces are versatile and look perfect all throughout the winter. I believe that the key to pulling off this look is keeping all of the pieces very simple so the attention is drawn to the skirt. Her plain black turtleneck makes the vibrant wine-colored skirt stand out even more. To dress this up, she added a gorgeous statement necklace. Her heeled booties are simple but pull the whole look together. This outfit is classy, sophisticated, and stylish.
Another way to wear this trend would be to take a casual approach. Dressing it down with a tucked-in oversized sweater and simple over-the-knee boots makes this outfit perfect for class and even a date. Mixing textures and patterns is extremely popular right now, so don’t be afraid to take a risk and try something that you haven’t tried before in your outfits. Throwing on a leather jacket or printed booties with any kind of velvet will add contrast to your look and make you stand out from the crowd.