Bell Sleeves, Velvet and a touch of Gold

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 | TrousersRiver Island | Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Sunglasses: Dior| Earrings: Dior | Bracelets: Al Fardan Jewelry – Qatar |



  1. Aimara
    March 4, 2017 / 6:09 am

    You look so gorgeous babe!
    Love these two trends as well and glad you got to wear them while on vacation!
    I especially love layering, and you kind of have to learn how to when you’re living in Chicago lol
    Anyway, killed it with this outfit. Absolutely stunning!

  2. March 4, 2017 / 6:57 am

    Not sure why did you leave Doha, when it is so beautiful there. The pastel colored pants look so nice and all pieces combined amazingly! Gold shoes are definitely a perfect add to the outfit!

  3. March 4, 2017 / 9:19 am

    Every day you amaze me with your unique style and always sophisticated but fun looks. This is truly stunning and I love how the velvet is so bold but does not overpower the entire look. It is absolutely perfect!

  4. March 4, 2017 / 11:28 am

    I’m late to the velvety game – recently purchased 2 velvet pieces but haven’t got time to style them (blogger woes) *LOL*
    And Bell-Sleeves have been my all time fave! Adore how you styled this outfit Sarah – the touch of gold did make your look more polished somehow 😉

  5. March 7, 2017 / 12:39 am

    Hey Sweetie:)
    I am in Love with Velvet, so Chic and Elegant;)
    Totally Gorgeous Top and with that Light Pink Pants, Sooo Elegant:) Just How I love:)
    Really Adore your Heels and That you chose Gold Color:)
    I think Makes such a Radiant Full Look:)
    Happy Monday Darling
    Kisses Karina

  6. March 7, 2017 / 4:43 pm

    Girlfriend! You are the queen of layering I swear. I adore that bell sleeve and that pop of gold is EVERYTHING. Swooning over this look right now! xx

  7. March 8, 2017 / 5:38 am

    Such a great combo. Really like how you styled the velvet top with the chic pants. And the flowing sleeves adds a really elegant touch to this look. Great inspiration ❤️ xoxo Elif

  8. March 8, 2017 / 12:48 pm

    Great job with the layering! I didn’t do too much with the velvet trend and now that it’s almost Spring over here I’ve pretty much missed the boat. Especially love this color combo! Gorgeous from head to toe!

  9. March 8, 2017 / 5:01 pm

    Just in love with this look on you! would totally wear it too 🙂 x Pooja

  10. March 8, 2017 / 5:36 pm

    Woah, you made an amazing job styling this as it not only looks like a hot velvet top, but also has a metallic touch to it, so basically it’s two in one with this top! Combine that with bell sleeves and add a touch of gold and you’ve created a perfect outfit sweetie! 🙂

  11. March 9, 2017 / 1:22 am

    Wow, this look is everything! Loving this top, the sleeves add a very stylish twist to this whole look. And omg these trousers are something fabulous, loving the fabric and the style.

    Cheers, Eliza |

  12. March 9, 2017 / 4:26 am

    Girl! You did velvet so right! I am such a fan of this! I’m actually really hesitant to buy velvet pieces other than shoes because it can go so wrong so fast but this is incredible and you are absolutely showing us how it’s done! I adore the color of your trousers and you really did such a fine job layering this! Totally inspo as always!

    Manda |

  13. March 9, 2017 / 1:10 pm

    Bell sleeves is one of my favorite trend this year and I can’t get enough of it. Combined with the velvet top, it is such a dream combo! Love how you styled this top with the lose pants with front tie details and the gold pump, all the subtle details that make the outfit fabulous!

    ~ xo Sheree
    Posh Classy Mom

  14. March 10, 2017 / 4:37 am

    Love any single piece on this look and you praired extremely beautiful. Stunning outfit. I would get a similat top with bell sleeves love them so much .


  15. March 10, 2017 / 9:27 am

    I actually enjoy the velvet trend too! This type of fabric might be a bit too warm for summer but during the cold season and spring it’s actually perfect!!

    I really love how you styled those gorgeous pink trousers! You look stunning as always!

  16. March 11, 2017 / 3:55 pm

    I am really loving this whole outfit!! It’s perfect from day to night. I personally have not bought anything velvet yet, I know I’m super late but I definitely want to get into it.

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