STYLE GURU STYLE: Crushing on Velvet

STYLE GURU STYLE: Crushing on Velvet

Personal style is so important, for me it’s a way to show off my personality and explore new things!

One trend that I’m seriously obsessed with this season is velvet! Velvet is a little nostalgic for me, it reminds me of Christmas and being a little girl. Every Christmas season my mom would dress my little sister and I in these adorable velvet dresses. They would always be red or green with peter pan collars or floral details. I remember feeling so dressed up and really proud of myself. I would run my hands over the fabric and feel this sense of happiness because my mom picked it out especially for me. I seriously loved the way that felt.

For the past two years I’ve been looking for a more grown up version of those dresses and it has been a struggle! However, during this season velvet has been everywhere. As soon as I saw it trending during spring fashion week I danced with excitement. This crushed velvet dress in lavender is the perfect piece, it’s easy to dress up or down and goes with everything.

There are so many ways to incorporate it into your wardrobe! It can be more subtle as part of a shoe or in a sophisticated black choker. Black velvet leggings are a great way to spice up an outfit by adding some texture as well. For this look I went with my new favorite dress, a lavender shift dress that is of course all velvet! Pairing it with black Adidas sneakers for a sporty contrast. The jean jacket makes it winter friendly and adds a grunge element as well as the Ray-Ban style sunnies.  The simple choker helps to tie it all together.  I love this look because it’s fun as well as sophisticated. Any happy memories is a must buy in my book.

It is important to wear what makes you feel #RAD! I hope velvet can be a trend you try this season.