Many people will say they have a love-hate relationship with the giant wave of velvet that infiltrated the Spring and Fall runways this year. For those who love to engage in the latest trends, there will be no escaping red velvet fever.
As tricky as it might seem to pull off, velvet pairs surprisingly well with a variety of materials. Check out these styling tips below for both a coat and a dress.
While Abbey Lee adds a print with one of her signature handbags, we incorporated a floral frock instead. Khakis, olives, and browns look great if your velvet piece is more of a dark plum or maroon.
VELVET TRENCH COAT, $89 at Spiegel
FLORAL DRESS, $78 at Urban Outfitters
QUILTED HANDBAG, $70 at Mango
GRAY OPAQUE TIGHTS, $15 at Express
BASIC ANKLE BOOTIES, $100 at Free People
This Facehunter muse adds the unexpected element of denim to her ensemble. The outfit below is a great way to attain a slightly moody look.
VELVET DRESS: $42 at American Apparel
DENIM MOTO VEST: $87.50 at The Outnet
CROSS NECKLACE: $4.80 at Forever 21
STRIPED TIGHTS: $42 at Bergdorf Goodman
LOW HEEL: $100 at Mango
PLUM LIPSTICK: $7.69 at Target
For solid red pieces, as seen in the above examples, black and gold will balance the boldness.