STYLE GURU STYLE: Va-Va-Velvet

STYLE GURU STYLE: Va-Va-Velvet

With the new year among us, it’s the perfect time to try new trends and styles you were too hesitant to try in 2016. Velvet was a style I appreciated and admired from afar but recently I have come in possession of this crushed velvet tank top from American Eagle Outfitters. The crushed velvet material gives the look more dimension how light reflects off of it. Despite the simplicity of my outfit otherwise, just a simple top transformed the look and made it appear to be more high fashion and unique.

Sticking with the basics to keep it comfy and relatively casual, I chose my favorite pair of jeans and cuffed them up to show off the detailing on the booties. The booties (thanks grandma), from Charlotte Russe, have a cute crossing, lace-up detail on the sides. To match my shoes and tie the look together, I wore my duster coat from Boohoo over top the tank. Not only does the duster add to a high fashion look, it helps keep a little warmer. (Tip: Don’t put your tank tops away for the winter, using them to layer under light sweaters and jackets to transform a look and allows you to wear all your cute tanks throughout the winter). Despite wanting my tank top to be the star of the show, I thought this statement necklace from American Eagle Outfitters would be an appropriate choice. It’s double layer look creates a unique yet classy feel.

Now that 2017 has come, it’s time we all put our fashion fears behind us. Without thinking about what others may think, try out whatever trend you’re interested in and decide for yourself if it is or is not something that you feel confident wearing out.