Fall Trend Alert: Velvet!

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by Anika

Yes. Velvet is coming back this fall and it’s no longer reserved for girls under the age of 12.  Use velvet in your wardrobe to create sophisticated looks that are classic and feminine with a hint of toughness.  The runway was full of this luxurious fabric this season with dresses, blazers, and even pants from designers such as Marc Jacobs, Fendi, Armani, DVF and more.

Velvet on the runways

Can’t afford designer prices?  Try these vintage pieces from Avant Gaudy.

Velvet at Avant Gaudy

Style Tips: Be careful not to overkill the trend by wearing too much.  One statement piece of velvet is enough for an outfit.  Try a velvet blazer over skinny jeans and a sheer romantic blouse under to avoid feeling stuffy.  Try a shorter jacket over a frilly dress to add a bit of edge.  A velvet dress with a pair of heels makes for perfect evening attire.

 

You know what my favorite kind of velvet is? RED VELVET CAKE! SO good.  Here’s an awesome recipe from allrecipes.com.

red velvet cake

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4 Responses to “Fall Trend Alert: Velvet!”

  1. Jacquiline Cooper Says:

    There is plain a lot for me to learn outside of my books. Thanks for the great read,

  2. Marissa Says:

    ha! i bought a dress that had velvet on the top from urban last year and people thought i was crazy for wearing it but look its back!

  3. Nikki Says:

    Thanks for the awesome styling tips!! I never thought about adding velvet to my wardrobe but it sounds like it could def take me from drab to fab =)

    Oh and I made that cake last night and it was delicious! SUCCESS.

  4. Miko Says:

    Absolutely love velvet. It’s an unforgiving fabric though but soo warm and wonderful to touch. Plus it reminds me of all those velvet kid dresses with lace collars. 🙂

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