How To Wear Velvet In The Day Time

You can set your calendar by it. Every winter, velvet pieces come out and they are usually holiday-festive and meant for evening occasions. And that’s great. But we’re here to tell you that you can and should wear velvet during the day this winter. In fact, it’s totally on trend this year. Here’s how to wear velvet in the day time.

Blazers And Jackets

Velvet can add a touch of luxury to any outfit. For instance, you could throw this jacket on over jeans and a tee or button-down and look casually sophisticated, or you could use it as a topper over a cocktail dress or jumpsuit. This burgundy tuxedo jacket by 1 State is simply luxe, or choose something in a slightly more relaxed style like this velvet double breasted blazer by Veronica Beard Briar.

Palazzo Pants

Wide leg pants are becoming a growing trend (again), and we’re all for it, especially when done in rich black velvet like these J Brand palazzo pants. Go for a simple tee and flat shoes for day, and something slinky on top at night.


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Try something different this season and buy your standard booties in a new fabric and color. We’re coveting this Yves St. Laurent ruby-hued pair, but you can find the look at all price points. For instance, Kenneth Cole offers these blue ankle boots with a chunky heel, or these black Daya by Zendaya lace-up booties give us a bit of a Victorian vibe.


Nothing’s more of an everyday basic than a tee, but doing it in velvet adds a certain something. Bonus points for the nineties redux aspect if you go for crushed velvet like this Vince Camuto tee.

Clearly, you don’t need to wait for the sun to go down to wear velvet. Why not add a bit of elegance and lot of texture to your winter looks this year?

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Pictured Above (from left to right):

1.STATE Velvet Tuxedo Blazer, $149

Veronica Beard Briar Double Breasted Jacket, $595

J Brand Ardon Wide-Leg Velvet Pants, now $194.60

Saint Laurent Loulou Velvet Ankle Boots, $995

Kenneth Cole New York Randii Bootie, $169.95

Daya by Zendaya Open-Toe Ribbon Bootie, $109.95

Vince Camuto Extend Shoulder Knit Crushed Velvet Tee, $59

You may like to read more how to style articles from Jacqui: Update Your Wardrobe For Fall 2017 and Bringing Florals Into Fall.

–Jacqueline Zenn

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