Feeling velvet


I like that velvet is enjoying a moment of popularity: few materials are so luxe, but it’s also true that few materials can skew just as super-cheap if deployed incorrectly, so you’ve got to be careful when making your choices.  I think this jacket drapes beautifully, and the color is to die.

This dress is both retroish and modern at once.

I’d wear these jeans with a black blazer and boots and call it a day.

A belted blazer is so sophisticated and French-looking. Here’s something similar and un-belted if you’re interested.

This versatile tank also comes in black (and a few other colors) but I think it’s nice and antique-y in the ice blue.

I like the flattering neckline on this blouse, and the bit of interest on the sleeves.

A grey velvet puffer is such a sophisticated way to approach the cold.

This snakeskin-print jacket is a little rock & roll, but still very grown-up.

A hoodie that would be excellent for layering under a blazer.

The tuxedo details on this blazer make it standout.


This sweatshirt is actually velour, but I’ll give it a pass cause it’s so poppy and cute.

I’d wear this cropped bomber with a flowy dress.

The ruched sleeves on this top lend a dose of romance.

Just a good pair of black jeans.

And finally: I adore the pink on this blazerhere’s something similar and cheaper.

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One Thought on Feeling velvet
    1 Oct 2018

    I LOVE velvet. Have since the sixties. That first jacket would look so perfect over a slip dress and I agree the color is lovely. I also love velvet jeans and velvet blazers and that ice blue tank would make me feel so elegant. I want everything!



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Kim France

I was born in Houston, Texas in 1964 and have lived in New York City since 1988. I had a long career in magazines, working at Sassy, Elle, New York, and Spin, and in 2000, I founded Lucky magazine, which I edited for ten years.

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