What is that, velvet? (I’m sorry, I just couldn’t resist.). Ever since that hilarious scene in Coming To America, whenever I say or see velvet, I have to say that line. Velvet seems to have made a big comeback this year, but, it my opinion it never left. I’ve always been a fan of velvet and no matter its popularity, I’ve always worn it. A few months back I bought this velvet two button blazer with a gift card I got after attending Bodens Johnnie B. fall collection preview. They had a pink velvet and a leopard print velvet version of this blazer that I wanted, but, I chose the black because I realized that I didn’t have any nice looking black blazers. I thought a black velvet blazer would be perfect to dress up or dress down. Especially for the fall and winter months.
As you all know, I like my clothes to work double duty. Meaning, I need to be able to wear at least 60% of my clothes to work and on the weekends without looking like I’m going to work on the weekends (it does happen sometimes). I chose to wear the blazer with a ruffled skirt for a youthful look. Velvet can sometimes age you, so, it’s important to make sure that you are wearing it with pieces that are young and fresh.
Skirt-Forever21, Belt-Forever21, Shoes-Guess, bow tie shirt-Loft, Earrings -Strawberry, Watch-Anne Klein
The second time I wore the velvet blazer, I was trying to play around with looks. I wanted to wear it with a trendy item so I chose to wear it with my light blue denim biker jeans, a striped sweater and my black pumps with polka dot shoe clips. I think it’s important to play around with your wardrobe and mix and match pieces for an unexpected look.
This blazer really had a comfortable fit. I had never purchased anything from Boden before because I thought the clothes were a little too mature for me. I’m hoping that leopard print or pink velvet blazer is still available after Christmas because it will be mine. In case you didn’t know, Boden goes up to a size 18.
Sweater-Loft, Biker jeans-Torrid, Shoes-Vince Camuto, Earrings-Forever21
More options for a velvet blazer:
SC’s Tips for wearing velvet– Although I chose a black and white theme with my velvet blazer, there are so many more ways you can wear one. Velvet is such a soft smooth fabric that it automatically dresses things up. It livens up whatever you wear it with. Try a velvet blazer over a sexy slinky dress in a bright color or pair it with a satin top for extra glamour.