I got a reader question on Facebook a while back asking how to style the popular velvet trend in a way that is work appropriate. I loved this question (thanks reader!) because I think that most trends can be made work appropriate. Velvet, is no exception.
When styling velvet for the office, or anytime where you don’t want the ‘romantic’ vibe often associated with it, stick to one velvet item, and make that the focal point of your outfit. This velvet blazer is a new favorite item of mine. I love how easy it is to throw on top of a classic work look and really make the whole outfit feel on trend.
In terms of other tips for wearing velvet to work:
1. Stick with deeper shades. Wine, navy and emerald are perfect colors that keep the item business casual appropriate.
2. Pick an item that would, in any other material, be a ‘classic’ work piece. Ie. a blazer or a pair of pumps. Leave the velvet tank tops for your dinner dates!
Below are some of my favorite velvet items for work that are currently available. Happy shopping!