Over the past few months, I have been so inspired to try out two trends. The first is styling Velvet and the other is Layering, both of which can be difficult to wear in Singapore. So while I was on holiday in Doha, I thought it was the perfect opportunity to wear both together.
Velvet has been such a huge trend recently. When I first saw it in stores, I instantly fell in love with all of the gorgeous styles available. The choice is endless from tops, dresses, jackets to shoes and handbags. There is just something so cozy, chic and glam about the luxe texture and look of Velvet. I also found that the modern day Velvet, is nothing like it was in the 90’s. It is much more sophisticated and there are so many beautiful jewel toned colours available.
The first Velvet piece that I bought was this gorgeous mink coloured Halter Top from Mango. As I wanted to layer with this look, I thought that the halter neckline would be perfect. I have always enjoyed experimenting with my wardrobe and playing with different textures. I know many of you may not be as experimental with colour as me. But adding a texture like Velvet is a fun way to add some variety to your wardrobe.
I wore the Velvet Top over one of my favourite Bell Sleeves Top and a pair of Pastel Pink Trousers. The focus of this look was the Velvet Top, so I didn’t want to over accessorise. However, I thought adding a touch of Gold would complement the richness of the Top. I kept the accessories minimal to my Gold Shoes and Dior Split Sunglasses. These are one of my favourite pair of sunglasses at the moment. I am totally obsessed with the classic Aviator style; and I love how it incorporates both Gold and Silver together. Dior has come out with several amazing designs for Sunglasses over the last few seasons, but I feel these are the easiest to wear.
This was a very simple way to layer a look, I hope that I can experiment with layering more now that I feel a bit confident. If you are trying to wear Velvet for the first time. I would suggest pairing it with casual pieces from your existing wardrobe to try create an effortlessly chic look. For example you could try wearing a Velvet Blazer with a simple tee and skinny jeans. Or you could style Velvet Culottes or a Skirt with a neutral Silk Top or Sweater. On the other hand if Velvet seems too overpowering, you could simply just start accessorising with a Velvet Bag or Shoes. I have seen some stunning Velvet Bags in the most beautiful jewel toned colours from Gucci.
How do you feel about the Velvet Trend? Do you love wearing it or are you willing to give it a try?
Bell Sleeves Top: Mango | Velvet Tank Top: Mango | Trousers: River Island | Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Sunglasses: Dior| Earrings: Dior | Bracelets: Al Fardan Jewelry – Qatar |