STYLE ADVICE: All About the Velvet

January 26th, 2017 at 2:00am
STYLE ADVICE: All About the Velvet

As we welcome in the new year, we welcome a new thread of trends and fads that come with it. 2016 was the year of bringing back fads of the past, such as off-the-shoulder tops hitting their height in popularity in the ’60s, and bodysuits originally becoming popular in the ’80s. One of the most prominent trends in everyday fashion this past year were chokers coming back with a vengeance from the ’90s. It seemed like everyone was wearing them including our favorite stars like Gigi Hadid and Beyonce, and they even made an appearance in Saint Laurent’s ready to wear F/W collection. It was hard to go anywhere without seeing someone rock this simple, but essential, accessory.

Something even more dominant than chokers this past year may have been the abundance of a fabric that has made it’s reappearance in many decades throughout the past hundred years: velvet. Whether it was at Givenchy’s or Balmain’s F/W 2016 collection, velvet seemed to be the most used fabric of the fall.

To showcase some of 2016’s most popular trends, this Fashionista is sporting an ensemble that puts the year’s best trends together in a stylish and funky way. She is wearing an off-the-shoulder velvet blouse in a gorgeous deep purple color. She matched this with a pair of BDG high-waisted black jeans from Urban Outfitters. For accessories she decided to wear black booties to complement that edgy and trendy look.

Her choker was a DIY she made from a navy velvet ribbon from a local craft store. This is an inexpensive and simple way to complete an outfit. She added a metal clasp to the back to make it easy to take on and off.

Overall, this outfit is a combination of some of the most sought after trends of 2016, and this Fashionista rocks it!