The “Must Buy” for Your Autumn/Winter Capsule Wardrobe

You probably already know that velvet is a big trend this season. And while you may have a velvet dress or pair of trousers from a previous Christmas, this season it ventures into day wear too. No longer do you need to save that velvet jacket for a festive party, now you can wear it with casual trousers and yes, even jeans, during the daytime too. And as for the abundance of velvet shoes and handbags in the shops, you will get your cost per wear from them too.

Velvet is such a luxurious fabric that it really is wonderful to wear. If you choose something in a silk velvet you may need to be a little more careful and will probably need to dry clean it. But many of the newer velvets are machine washable so just check the label before you wash. From high end and designer to the High street there really is something to suit every budget.

Capsule wardrobe essentials, autumn trend velvet

Trousers // Bag // Jacket // Dress // Shoes // Top //

It’s not just about the velvet jacket any more you can choose from a small accessory like a bag or shoes, to dresses, tops and trousers too. Wear velvets with complimentary fabrics like satin or silk for evenings or mix it up with leather, suede and even tweed in the daytime. Colourwise there is of course plenty of black, but look for rich burgundy, jewel blues and olive green too.

Here are three ways to wear velvet for day, a casual evening or a more dressy party.

How to wear velvet, styling tips for velvet

Look 1 – Jacket // Berry knit // Necklace // Velvet bag // Trousers // Boots // Look 2 – Gilet // Blouse // Velvet bag // Velvet trousers // Boots // Look 3 – Velvet top // Necklace // Bag // Skirt // Shoes //

Wear a velvet blazer and handbag with daytime crop trousers and suede boots. For a smart casual evening team velvet jeans with a feminine ruffled blouse and sheepskin gilet. Or for full on glamour choose a gold velvet top and mix with an asymmetric hem skirt and gold heels.

Will you be adding some velvet pieces to your wardrobe?

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  1. Sandra
    October 20, 2016 / 7:35 pm

    I really wanted to love the Boden velvet jacket, but when I tried it on it looked a bit cheap and crumpled. The silver was a gorgeous colour though. Oh well!!

    • Sandra
      October 20, 2016 / 7:38 pm

      Whoops, cancel that, just realised it was cord, not velvet.