“When you don’t feel to dress means that you are depressed. You need a fashion shower.” — Anna Dello Russo

Velvet—the world’s most sumptuous fabric—has taken hold of the Fall/Winter 2017 fashion ranks. This trend has migrated upward onto jumpsuits, blazers, camisoles, and tops. If you can name it, this soft-touch fabric covers it. It’s one of the trends that comes round again and again. Now, it’s back again and the latest velvet revival isn’t surprising really – apart from how much there is.

Velvet continues to capture our hearts proving to be a red-carpet favourite throughout the colder months and into the early spring. 

There’s no escaping autumn’s biggest trends but how to actually wear velvet on the regular? We can be all too quick to associate it with Christmas party dressing.

So how do you take something that’s strongly embedded in evening wear and make it suitable for daylight hours?

Keep scrolling to see how I styled this cool Fall’17 trend that anyone and everyone can wear.

1. First, keeping an open mind and parking everything you think you know about velvet is a good place to start.

2. Mixing fabrics is always a great idea to add some casual vibe. Consider trading in your go-to T-shirt for a plush top instead as I did, and dressing it up with a pair of non-velvet trousers (even jeans) — proving that the material has what it takes to give any outfit a little oomph.

3. An easy way to carry velvet casually with you wherever you go is to trade your leather bag for a velvet one. A velvet bag is the perfect way to touch on the trend without venturing too far from your minimalist aesthetic.

4. While the velvet trend has manifested itself in quite a few iterations this season, without a doubt, my favourite has to be the shoe form. From sandals, to boots, to pumps, the statement-making style went straight from the F/W 17 runways to our favourite stores. You don’t need deep pockets to tap into the velvet shoe trend. Wear them with bare legs if Fall weather allows, or chose a pair of nice trousers to keep the look minimalistic. A dark wine colour or royal blue will add interest to your most basic looks.

Guys trust me, you’re going to be seeing this luxe fabric everywhere this season, so it’s time we embrace it! I love this incredibly soft fabric and I intend to have a lot of fun with it this season.

What do you guys think about velvet? Let me know in the comments below and have a great day!

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  • Reply
    Annie Cho
    November 17, 2017 at 2:13 am

    I really need to get in on the velvet trend! LOVE the velvet top on you! It really frames your shoulders/collar bones beautifully! And the velvet bag is soooo adorable too!


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      Elegant Duchess
      November 19, 2017 at 9:39 pm

      thank you Annie. Your engagement party post is fantastic ad you both look great! xx

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    September 29, 2017 at 11:35 am

    Not really a trend of velvet but that look so lovely on you 🙂

    xx Alyssa // STYLE VANITY

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    Swati Mishra
    September 27, 2017 at 2:21 am

    Dark wine is really in these days and when the fabric is velvet …both makes a great combination for a perfect day and evening outfit.And you look amazing in this velvet piece

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    lencería fina
    September 26, 2017 at 6:04 pm

    Me encantan tus tacones muy chulas y el look también, todo muy chic

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    Ashleigh D'Mello
    September 26, 2017 at 6:26 am

    You look amazing girl! This colour looks so good on you and velvet is such a perfect fabric for fall 🙂

    Ashleigh x

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    September 26, 2017 at 1:01 am

    Love your outfits! I like the switching it up with the pocketbook to try a velvet purse! I will have some looking around to do for that! 🙂

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    September 25, 2017 at 7:59 pm

    LOOOVVVEEE that color!!

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      Elegant Duchess
      September 26, 2017 at 8:39 am

      thank you hun, I’m so obsessed with burgundy right now!xx

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    September 22, 2017 at 4:04 pm

    Love velvet! Love this look!

    L.E.N.A | Revealed

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      Elegant Duchess
      September 25, 2017 at 9:18 am

      Thanks Lena xx

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    September 21, 2017 at 7:08 pm

    Great tips!! I love how you styled your outfit!

    Effortlessly Sophisticated

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      Elegant Duchess
      September 22, 2017 at 1:15 pm

      thank you hun! love your red top post! xx

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    La Bijoux Bella| by mia
    September 21, 2017 at 3:29 pm

    Velvet is a beautiful look … so elegant and rich in texture. It looks so beautiful on you! 🙂

    🍂🍁LA BIJOUX BELLA 🍂🍁| By Mia | A Creative Lifestyle Blog

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      Elegant Duchess
      September 21, 2017 at 6:26 pm

      thank you lovely! I love velvet especially in burgundy. Thank you for stopping by xx

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    September 21, 2017 at 2:34 pm

    Simply stunning! You look great!


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      Elegant Duchess
      September 21, 2017 at 6:32 pm

      ah thank you hun!!! xx

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    Miss Monèt
    September 21, 2017 at 1:49 pm

    Love velvet. Looking forward to adding this in my wardrobe.

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      Elegant Duchess
      September 21, 2017 at 6:38 pm

      and you will love it! Velvet is such a fabulous fabric xx

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    Kate the Great
    September 21, 2017 at 12:09 pm

    I def love the colour! Autumn can easily come! 😀


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    Heenu singh
    September 21, 2017 at 11:51 am

    They are so fab and great 👍

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    September 21, 2017 at 11:51 am

    Love the colours. I’m gonna need to go velvet shopping after this post.

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    September 21, 2017 at 10:54 am

    Splendid! Velvet is awesome and in this color …. simply beautiful 😉


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    September 21, 2017 at 8:08 am

    I love how you styled this velvet off the shoulder top☺ I’ve been loving off the shoulder tops this year too (think I might have bought too many haha) x

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    September 21, 2017 at 8:04 am

    Stunning, I adore velvet!

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    Paul Fuggle
    September 21, 2017 at 8:01 am

    Beautiful photos

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    Sarah Wells
    September 21, 2017 at 8:01 am

    Such a great colour on you. I’m off to the shops now.

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    September 21, 2017 at 7:55 am

    This ootd is fabulous! I love velvet soooo much but always struggled outside of evening wear! Your tips are so helpful, thank you for sharing.
    You look incredibly beautiful. I love you hair and all the accessories. The whole one tone burgundy look is so incredibly fashionable xo

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    September 21, 2017 at 7:52 am

    You look stunning in burgundy velvet! Such a beautiful flawless look. I love coming back here for more inspiration
    Love xx

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    Glam Adventuress
    September 21, 2017 at 7:46 am

    Wow you nailed this outfit!! I love velvet and after reading your post I guess I need to buy some more😉

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      Elegant Duchess
      September 21, 2017 at 8:48 am

      Thank you! Velvet is incredible, I just love how soft it is xx

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