WHAT TO WEAR: The Velvet Revival

This winter season, we are seeing something shiny and new in our Fashionista’s closet. This item is, of course, velvet! This season is all about that smooth and shimmery fabric in an array of colors and garment types. I know many of you may shy away from velvet because you don’t think it will look good on you, you don’t know how to wear it or it just reminds you of your grandmother’s tracksuits. However, I’m here to tell you that velvet is definitely worth a try this season!

If color is your concern, velvet comes in almost every color. Depending on what time of day you are planning on wearing velvet or for what occasion will best determine the color. This Fashionista is wearing her velvet during the day, but chose an all-black ensemble. Black-on-black is classic, but the blue purse gives it a pop of color. The velvet is her statement piece so she is wearing minimal jewelry. If you are worried about the velvet being too shiny, a darker shade of velvet tones down the shine. Velvet is also available in a matte finish if you prefer the textured look to the shimmer.

Velvet can be made and worn in a variety of different garments. We are seeing it in tank tops, long sleeves, dresses, skirts, boots, scarves and hats. For the not-so-daring, a velvet choker is a great addition to your everyday wardrobe. You will be the Fashionista on the street everyone is drooling over or the shining star at a New Year’s Eve party! However you wear it and wherever you wear it, wear velvet loud and proud!