For as long as the fashion industry has been around, stylish women and men have been pushing boundaries and breaking fashion 'rules' to stand out from the crowd or make a statement;but until now the one thing that has ben set in stone is wearing seasonally 'appropriate' fabrics. Well, no more. Recently the trend of wearing velvet, traditionally a winter fabric, has been popping up in Paparazzi photos and catwalks alike and now it's time to incorporate this trend into your own wardrobe. It's way easier than you think - and you probably shouldn't listen to mom's objections on this trend because it's way too stylish to skip.
Wearing a velvet slip dress for a fancier event or just a night on the town is a good place to start. Since velvet is a warmer fabric, it's a good idea to wear it on clothing that has a bit more skin showing, so that you won't overheat in the summer weather. It looks really elegant and is an effortless way to seem more dressed up than you really are.
Another great summer piece to buy in velvet is a cami shirt. Because the shirt is so open it will keep you feeling cool despite the hot fabric and the style is really trending right now. You can look for different types of velvet depending on if you want a shinier or more matte finish. Crushed velvet (like on the top pictured above) is shinier and has more dimension. Normal velvet is fluffier and has a more matte appearance.
Velvet shoes are the perfect way to incorporate this fabric into your closet, The shoes won't feel any hotter and you won't have to worry about stepping in puddles and ruining the special fabric. Shoes like these will make any outfit pop. You can dress them down with mom jeans and a cami shirt or you can wear the shoes with your favorite Little Black Dress and a small chain necklace for a night out.
Another great way to get some velvet into your sunny season wardrobe is bags. Clutch bags and even tote bags in velvet look beautifully stylish and won't make you feel like you're overheating in hot fabric. Bonus points if your clutch bag comes in a cute shape, like this heart one pictured above. This is such a great trans-seasonal item and will carry you through the whole year!
I hope you'll make an effort to wear some velvet in your upcoming summer wardrobe and I know you'll love it as much as I do!
Until next time
-The Traveling Oyster xxx