Whimsical, feminine and totally romantic, this season sumptuous velvet is taking centre stage. Seen on all major runways including Lanvin and Dries Van Noten, street style celebrities and your favourite IT girls, everyone is crushing on the luxurious texture inspired by the 70s. While we saw the trend start at the top with chokers, jackets and dresses, this season plush velvets are reinvigorating key footwear styles such as the minimalistic sandal and the over-the-knee boot.
Velvet is no longer reserved just for evenings and occasion wear, this season is all about making statement styles wearable for your everyday wardrobe and transitional from day to night. Scroll down to see tips to help you easily incorporate the trend into your wardrobe without going OTT and our key velvet picks for the season, but first let’s talk about the velvet colour trend!
This season there are two key colour trends within the velvet story. For high summer we opted for a lighter, neutral colour palette to introduce this trend as it easily fits into an existing wardrobe, and pairs perfectly with other neutral and subtle colours like white, creams and pastels. So discover your softer side with blush pinks and dove greys, accentuated with metallic details. Shop our favourites below.
As we head into Autumn Winter 17 we will see the use of a more intense jewel colour palette of midnight blue, teal, burgundy and black, perfect for those looking for an edgier style. While these colours might seem hard to adapt to an existing wardrobe, the key is to keep the styling minimal and let the shoes and accessories do all the talking. Shop our favourites below and scroll down to read our styling tips our see more outfit inspiration on our Pinterest board.
Amy: Incorporate the velvet trend into your everyday looks by utilizing hi-low styling, for example team a pair of luxe velvet ankle boots with a casual ensemble like a mini skirt and casual band tee or a classic shift dress. The velvet boots dress up the outfit but the casual styling makes it wearable for day and night.
Kim: If you do not want to go OTT on the whole velvet trend simply accessorise with velvet pieces like chokers and scrunchies. They will add a playful, subtle and luxe element to your wardrobe.
Robyn: Take a minimalistic approach. Either go for a sandal which is more strappy and open, so there is less velvet material involved or choose a lighter shade of velvet like the blush colour which has a more subtle look about it.
Amy: CHARLOTTE our pink velvet boots, the soft blush shade is a key colour this season - Pantone even named Rose Quartz the colour of the year! As it’s quite a neutral colour it will pair perfectly with everything in your wardrobe and makes it a great style for the trans-seasonal period.
Kim: JULIET our black velvet choker is such an easy addition to your outfit – it’s almost become a staple. It incorporates a key seasonal fabric and key seasonal jewellery trend in one style!
Robyn: BLUEBELL our over the knee velvet boot - which is coming soon! I’m obsessed with over the knee boots, winter or summer, it doesn’t matter. They are always a sleek and stylish option and this winter I’m excited to do over the knee boots in velvet materials to add a winter luxe feel.
Now you know all about the velvet trend, so get ahead of the fash-pack and inject this 70s trends with our must-have velvet shoes and accessories, many of these are a limited edition and are available online and in selected stores only, so get yours before they sell-out!