3 ways to wear velvet this festive season

3 ways to wear velvet.

velvet dress by isabel marant worn by stylist and fashion blogger sara delaney

I’ve always had a bit of a  yen for velvet, so when it appeared as a trend, this season, I felt duty bound to try to work it into every facet of my closet. Sadly my school run mum life to date has meant that there’s not been that much call for a velvet inspired pitch side rugby watching outfit or supermarket run. But with the unleashing of the Christmas spirit this week as soon as we skipped into December, then my velvet aspirations have been re-invigorated, and I reckon I can work this trend to the full this festive season.

velvet dress by isabel marant worn by stylist and fashion blogger sara delaney

Granted we mostly see this plush fabric as evening wear, but what with the lovely Alexa Chung championing the fabric into her new collection (yes please velvet wide leg pants – check out my Archive by Alexa post here), it’s time to embrace this winter classic. For this post I broke out my Isabel Marant dress and whacked on some red lippy to match via the new Marc Jacobs Beauty Le MARC Lip Crème which I scoped out at Harrods this week… if you can’t wear red in December then when can you…?

velvet dress by isabel maran worn by stylist and blogger sara delaney

Isabel Marant velvet dress, Aquazurra heels, Prada wallet on a chain.

Velvet from weekend to the office to evening.

Velvet looks a million dollars in dark neutrals or rich jewel tones. It’s natural drapey quality means it’s quite forgiving on the lumpy bits too. So how do you work if for more than just an evening look? Check out our velvet 3 ways edit below. Click on the icons in the image or the links below to shop.

  1. Weekend: Top Marks & Spencer, Faux fur wrap coat, Vanessa Seward jeans, Chloe mini Faye bag,  Golden Goose sneakers.
  2. Office: Top (as above), Joseph blazer,  Vince pleated chiffon skirt, Chloe Drew bagChloe velvet ankle boots.
  3. Cocktails: Top (as above), Sacai bomber jacket, Lamé wide leg pants, metallic clutch, Sophia Webster heels.

Here are a pile of other velvet pieces to drool over – click the images to shop.

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