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 detail, I 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.