Monday, December 8, 2008

Trends Report: Velvet Underground

Winter 2008 Fashion Trends

Velvet has become such a winter staple that calling it a trend feels wrong. The sumptuous fabric is so cozy and glamorous there’s no need to sacrifice style for comfort. The ultra-feminine vibe means that it pairs well with another popular trend this season: winter florals. A velvet blazer in a flattering silhouette gussies up your denim or pulls together a wrap dress in a snap.

If your coloring is Bright or Deep, look for a rich jewel tone, while Lights and Cools look great in icy pastels. Warm? Look for a shade with a golden undertone like olive or pumpkin. Those who are Muted will look smashing in a heather grey or mauve rose. Not sure what we mean by all of this? Complete your Color Profile to find out!

The best bit of advice we could give is less is more; one piece is better than a whole outfit – Austin Powers is hilarious but a style icon? Not so much.

If you want to dip your toe in the trend try a headband a la Blair Waldorf or the Olsen twins for an affordable modern update.

Stella McCartney
Velvet Clutch
Velvet Leggings

J. Crew
Velvet École Jacket


Emily said...

such pretty options but oh how i need Blair's headband!

Sharon Rose said...

Hi there-oh those velvet leggings are so gorgeous, I want!!

Sal said...

Wearing a vintage velvet skirt that a lovely coworker bestowed upon me - and have already been told it looks like it came from Anthropologie!

Couture Carrie said...

I adore velvet, especially for shoes and coats - that J. Crew jacket is fab!


fashion herald said...

the clutch and jacket please.

Fashion Addict said...

Velvet Leggings! I would have never imagined that they'd be out on the market! I really like them!

Btw, my blog's address has moved to so if you have the time could you please change the link on your blog roll? Thanks!

Londyn said...

agree - I love velvet for winter. I actually just bought a pair of Audrey style velvet gloves!

Anonymous said...

love the clutch

Fasshonaburu said...

Oo, velvet leggings - how decadent!

Down Comforter said...

I like your picks (but don't think I could pull off the leggings). I have a couple of velvet blazers & recently bought a lovely velvet clutch. Love 'em :)