Yes, You Can Wear Velvet Everyday—Here’s How

January 29th, 2018 at 1:07am
velvet outfits

Velvet is a fabric that the fashion crowd can’t seem to get enough of—and for good reason. With its high shine and luxe look, it adds an element of glamour to any outfit. Though if you’re looking to find ways to incorporate this posh fabric into your wardrobe beyond the classic holiday dress, finding inspiration can be a challenge. But fear not—from socks to blazers, we’ve found countless ways CF community members like you are wearing our favorite material.

Toughen Up Velvet Culottes With a Moto Jacket

Go big with a bright-orange pair of statement pants, and then add some attitude with a leather moto jacket. If you want up the trend factor another notch, add a beret for extra pizzazz.

Get the look: Farrow Velvet Pant ($61), BlankNYC Life Changer Moto Jacket ($98), Topshop Studded Beret ($35), Forever 21 Faux Leather Ankle Boots ($33)

Make Your Velvet Top the Focus With Simple Trousers

This vintage blouse is one of a kind, so highlight a velvet find like this in your getup. Pair it with classic striped trousers for easy contrast, and then add a bejeweled beret to bring out some extra shine.

Get the look: Sanctuary Southwest Velvet Shirt ($89), Forever 21 Stripe Belted Paperbag Pants ($48), Topshop Imitation Pearl Wool Blend Beret ($30)

black velvet blazer

PHOTO: @radredemption

Create a Power Look With a Structured Velvet Blazer

Your casual office look just got an upgrade. Pair tailored pants with a graphic tee, and then throw on a velvet blazer for some added structure and shine.

Get the look: Forever 21 Velvet Open-Front Blazer ($23), Urban Outfitters Jakke Girl Gang Tee ($25), Forever 21 Glen Plaid Ankle Pants ($23)

velvet socks

PHOTO: @gisele_milan

Up Your Footwear Game With Velvet Socks

This one’s for all the true velvet devotees out there. If one luxe piece just doesn’t cut it for you, add in second where they least expect it. Not sure where? Socks are a great place to start. Pair them with brogues for a surprisingly chic pop that will highlight any other shiny separates you’re wearing.

Get the look: Darner Crushed-Velvet Ankle Socks ($32), Miss KG Flat Tassel Loafer  ($60), H&M Lace Dress ($35), GAP Long Velvet Blazer ($115)

velvet crop top

PHOTO: @moozhan

Add a Velvet Crop Top to High-Waisted Denim For a Party-Ready Pairing

If you want to keep your look relatively low-key, a simple black velvet top is a great place to start. Twist the hem of your shirt into a knot and throw on a comfy pair of jeans for a look you’ll want to wear for a night out.

Get the look: Madewell Velvet Tulip-Hem Top ($50), H&M Slim High Trashed Jeans ($30), BP. Western Buckle Belt ($22)

How do you style velvet in your wardrobe? Show us by tagging @cfashionista in your next #OOTD on Instagram!

Featured photo by @gisele_milan.


  • Taryn Hoffman

    Editorial Fellow. NC State University Fashion and Textile Management Student. In love with coffee shops, books, and Netflix. Favorite hobbies are photography and traveling.