How to wear the velvet trend IRL and always look chic

Definitely not OTT

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Let’s be honest, the velvet trend is not an easy one to pull off. It might look good on the catwalk at TIBI, Altazurra and Jason Wu, but when it comes to executing it in real life, it’s an entirely different scenario altogether.

During Fashion Month, more was more, with models layering jewel-coloured velvet suit over embellished sheer blouses, teaming draped velvet gowns with velvet boots… you get the gist. Even on the street, fashion editors like Giovanna Battaglia went next level OTT (in a good way, don’t get me wrong) with layer upon layer of velvet in bright colours and bold shapes, right down to the velvet Gucci bag.

But now back to real life. Rocking up to work in a pink co-ord isn’t for everyone I get it, though it’s a pretty jazzy option for the Christmas party. The key to ease into it, and more importantly not have an entire wardrobe that’ll be outdated as soon as the trend is over, is to invest in one or two key pieces that’ll blend in with your current wardrobe.

Personally, I’m a big fan of the smoking jacket, in classic black. I wear it with a pair of cropped mum jeans and sock boots at work, and if I want to dress it up a bit, over a silk slip dress with velvet mules. If you’re feeling brave, try a colour like deep red or rusty orange, which you can mix in with more neutral shades.

Obviously it’s party season, and velvet dresses are literally everywhere at the moment, so you might as well embrace them. Wraparound styles are flattering on almost every shape. Go for a khaki or navy option that’ll be a tad chicer than the obvious red.

Then of course, there’s tonnes of gorgeous velvet accessories, starting with the aforementioned Gucci bag, which is is a subtle nod to the trend that will really elevate your look. Or, if you’re partial to a kitten heel like me, then Zara and M&S have some excellent slipper mule options.

Shop my edit of the best velvet buys below.

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Shop now: ROBERTA VELVET JACKET for £162 from Boden

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Shop now: GUCCI GG Marmont mini quilted-velvet cross-body bag for £1,080 from MatchesFashion.com

Shop now: Velvet pleated trousers for £59.99 from MANGO

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Shop now: PLEATED VELVET COMBINED SKIRT for £29.99 from Zara

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Shop now: PRADA Bow-embellished velvet mules for £510 from Net-A-Porter

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Shop now: MAJE Velvet midi dress for £189 from Net-A-porter

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Shop now: Bonded Velvet Blazer and Suit Trousers for £42 from Topshop

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Shop now: BERTONI 1949 BERTONCINA VELVET TOP HANDLE BAG for £883 from LUISAVIAROMA

More importantly, remember to have a bit of fun with the trend, and embrace your inner 70s fan!

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