Velvet for the Holidays: Black Velvet Wrap Dress, Embellished Tights, Gucci Mini Dionysus Velvet Chain Bag, Black Velvet Heels and Emerald Green Double-Breasted Overcoat

Nothing says the holidays quite like a luxe velvet look.

Whether you’re opting for a velvet dress, embellished top or pair of wide leg trousers, you’ll be holiday-ready in velvet.  And, luckily for us, velvet is totally on trend this season, so you won’t have to look very far to find some beautiful options.

A few years ago, I picked up a classic black velvet wrap dress with slightly puffed sleeves that I’ve since worn dozens of times – on a date with Bugs, for drinks with the girls, and most recently, for a work holiday party.  But this time around, I wanted to dress it up differently and to give it a festive flare, which I did with the help of a pair of gold studded fishnet tights.   I know, you’re thinking that fishnets are a lot for a work event and I agree they are not what I would generally consider to be work appropriate attire, but I toned down the fishnet effect by layering them over a pair of opaque black tights. In this way, the gold studs stood out without looking too provocative. To play up the velvet detailI opted for a pair of black velvet pumps with rounded heels and my Gucci Mini Dionysus Blue Velvet Chain Bag (that Sis bought me for my birthday … I know, it’s absolutely amazing!). Finally, I wore a pair of drop pearl earrings with rhinestone embellishment, Daniel Wellington Classic Petite rose gold watch and my favorite new emerald green double breasted wool coat.

Style Note: I’m a huge fan of embellished tights – polka dot, studded, rhinestone, plaid patterned, etc. –  which are totally on trend right now. Embellished tights are a great way to dress up a plain dress or make an otherwise simple outfit more playful.
– S H O P M Y L O O K –

Dress | Similar styles here, here and here || Watch | Daniel Wellington Classic Petite Melrose Watch || Bag | Gucci Mini Dionysus Velvet Chain Wallet || Earrings | Mango Pearl Details Earrings || Heels | Zara Black High Heels || Tights | Zara, similar styles here, here and here || Coat | & Other Stories Wool Blend Double Breasted Coat

Location | Little Italy, New York City

Photography | Stephanie Poulos


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