How to Style Velvet for the Office

January 16, 2017


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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!

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8 comments so far.

8 responses to “How to Style Velvet for the Office”

  1. Katie D says:

    Lovely velvet jacket! I bought a similar one years ago from J. Crew and I find it to be a very versatile piece for both casual wear and work!


  2. Rose Nika says:

    Love the jacket. The velvet makes it all look so rich. The purse is to DIE FOR!

    Life is just Rosie

    • Lee T says:

      Thank you so much!! And isnt it amazing!?! My mom just gave it to me; it used to belong to my grandma. Definitely my new favorite purse!!

  3. Velvet is so chic! I really enjoy working at my law firm. Yes, I'm a lawyer AND a fashion blogger, too.

    Aline Brodbeck | My Instagram profile

  4. Fashion is about dressing according to what's fashionable. Style is more about being yourself.

  5. threenorns says:

    Thank you so much! I’m currently in school for paralegal and i’m seriously fashion-impaired (autism – I just don’t understand the concept: as long as it’s clean and doesn’t stink, i figure it’s all good). I get a lot of compliments on my “professional” look but it’s not anything conscious: I just avoid all graphics and most patterns and buy everything from Reitmans or Penningtons. Thing is, all my blazers are black, grey, or a thin tartan pattern in grey with a wee bit of burgundy and i’m starting to feel more like a mortician than a legal professional. I saw a deep purple velvet blazer on penningtons which i really really like but wasn’t sure if it was “work appropriate”. Your photo shows virtually the identical jacket and it does look very chic and professional on you, so hopefully i won’t embarrass myself too much.

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