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3 Ways to Sport the Velvet Trend

Add some plush and lush to your outfit!
3 Ways to Sport the Velvet Trend
IMAGE Allen Berezovsky via Getty Images
Add some plush and lush to your outfit!

As the Ber months kick in, no other fabric can spell out the holiday better than velvet. The opulent fabric is best suited for evening wear, rather than your usual eight-to-five working time, and certainly not amid the city heat. But lucky for you, we’ve got tricks on how you can wear this lavish texture without feeling extra stuffy.

EASY: Accessories

Try out the trend by incorporating it subtlely into your outfit. Add a little bow necktie to a crisp white button down or wear it as a choker with your slip dress. You can even wear it on your feet via a pair of ankle boots!

IMAGE Zara, Topshop

Topshop Thin velvet choker, Shangri-La Mall; Zara Contrasting velvet choker, P695, SM Makati

IMAGE Zara, Topshop

Topshop Jojo Multi buckle shoes, Shangri-La Mall; Zara Velvet sneakers, P2595, SM Makati

MODERATE: Separates

Be a little braver and wear it as an actual piece of clothing. Don’t be afraid to mix it with other textures. Match a velvet skirt or culottes with lightweight tops. You can keep your velvet top casual by toning it down with a pair of jeans.

IMAGE Bershka, H&M, Miss Selfridge

Bershka Velvet top, P995, SM Megamall; H&M Girlfriend jeans, P1690, SM Makati; Miss Selfridge Soho leather mule, Shangri-La Mall

IMAGE Bershka, H&M, Topshop

Bershka Pleated velvet culotte trousers, P1395, GloriettaH&M Ruffled lyocell-blend top, P1190, SM The Block, Topshop Radiant metallic sandals, SM Aura

HARD: Layered

Here’s where it gets a bit tricky. Velvet has long been associated with winter for its texture and weight. And in the kind of weather we have here in the country, it seems inappropriate to wear. But mind you, the Manila heat shouldn’t stop you from layering velvet. The trick is wearing a lighter fabric inside and keeping your velvet piece hemmed short.


IMAGE Zara, Mango, Stradivarius

Zara Velvet top, P995, Cotton t-shirt with back yoke, P495, Shangri-La Mall; Stradivarius High rise shorts, P895, SM Aura; Mango Contrast panel sneakers, P2295, Trinoma

IMAGE Zara, Mango, Stradivarius

Mango Jewel Sandals, P2795, SM Mall of Asia; Zara High neck t-shirt, P595, SM Makati; Stradivarius Lace velvet dress, P1290, Glorietta

Photos from Zara, Bershka, Topshop, Stradivarius, Miss Selfridge, Mango and H&M

Main image from Allen Berezovsky via Getty Images