Velvet is a big trend this season. With everything from velvet suits to velvet dresses. Everything has been velveted, even shoes. I don’t normally jump on with the trends but this one I just had to. Velvet is something I’ve always loved. I love the feel and how sophisticated it looks. In this little OOTD, I wanted to showcase two looks, to show how versatile velvet is. I wanted to showcase a look that was smart enough to fir for a going out look or party wear and then I wanted to showcase a look that was casual and very laid back.
The Smart Edit: I really enjoy dressing up smart, even for everyday things. But I love it more when I have somewhere nice to go. This outfit was the outfit I wore to a Christmas meal with work. The velvet bomber, from Primark, took all focus and everyone loved it. Dress it up with a crisp white shirt and bow tie accessory to add a little bit of drama. A bow tie smartens any outfit up or if you’re feeling adventurous get a piece of ribbon and make a big bow tie ribbon which creates a big statement. Add a pair of high waisted trousers or a smart pair of trousers to smarten the look up. I have ASOS high waisted tapered trousers on which I love so much. Rolled up a little at the bottom and my socks pulled up, as we don’t want to get cold ankles. Then finish the look off with a smart pair of shoes to tie the whole look together.
The Casual Edit: With this bomber jacket it’s so versatile that one minute it can look smart and perfect for that party look. But it also can go to being very casual and almost lounge wear. For my casual look, I teamed it up with my dungarees from Topshop, as nothing says comfortable and casual than a denim dungaree. Underneath my denim dungaree, I played it down with a plain white turtle neck t-shirt as the velvet bomber already does much of the talking so playing it subtle with a plain white tee is probably safer than anything else. To finish the look off I added my plain white trainers from M&S kids section. to give it a laid back approach.