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WHAT TO WEAR: Vivaciously Velvet

February 13th, 2017 at 2:00am
WHAT TO WEAR: Vivaciously Velvet

There are some misguided souls out there who think that gray cannot possess the expressive qualities of a vibrant yellow or soothing violet. If you believe this notion to be true, you may think that pairing gray with other dark colors will only cause you to look almost dreary. However, gray comes in many shades, many styles, and many textures; it takes only the keen eye of a true fashionista to select the proper pieces to pair together.

This stylish model does it right, sporting a black long-sleeved shirt with a sheer backing under a dark gray jacket with charcoal stripes down the arms to add a chic athleticism to the look. Her dark denim jeans give way to royal blue socks that peer out above jaw-dropping slate gray velvet shoes. Her jewelry (a simple beaded necklace) adds a sophisticated touch without drawing away from the clear centerpiece of the outfit: the shoes. The featured Fashionista also carries a shoulder bag with tan edges outlining blocks of black and white that make up the sides of the purse. The bag would probably be the most eye-catching detail of the outfit if not for what you have probably figured out is my absolute favorite part of the ensemble: the shoes!

Velvet has been making a comeback for the past couple of years, and 2017 is no exception. The shoes in this featured outfit are proof of the fabric’s ability to make an outfit more sumptuous and almost regal. If you’re looking to add something new and exciting to your wardrobe, I highly recommend a piece made of velvet, or even some other type of fabric that deviates from the norm. No matter the color, velvet’s soft feel and lustrous properties will capture the attention of any passerby, guaranteed.