15 October 2013

Trend Alert: Velvet

Autumn/Winter is my favourite time of year for fashion. Don't get me wrong, I love the summer and all that it brings but there's comes a time when I just want to snuggle up in a cosy jumper with a hot chocolate. That time has come in the UK. We have definitely said goodbye to the warm weather and it's started to get really quite chilly now. I love the new trends that are emerging from this season and I have looked around for the best ways to incorporate them into your wardrobe.

Velvet is everywhere at the moment. It was around a bit last winter but it has really become a huge trend for this season. It's one of those fabrics that can completely change the whole look and feel of an outfit; it gives a much more luxurious dimension to an otherwise plain outfit.

Here are some of my favourite velvet pieces for the moment.

black dress: motel / navy boots: missguided / red boots: jeffrey campbell / turban: river island / red leggings:  missguided / black playsuit: river island / velvet nails: superdrug / black hair scrunchie: topshop / red bralet top: missguided / navy skirt: boohoo / black kimono: topshop / red dungarees: missguided / red dress: missguided  

Missguided are really on it with this trend and I personally feel like they're doing it the best at the moment. They have some really nice and unique pieces, like the dungarees and the red dress is to die for! Definitely go and check them out if you're looking for some key velvet pieces. I'm also loving velvet boots at the moment. Not so practical in the rain, I know, but they look amazing - especially the Jeffrey Campbell boots. If you're not quite so keen on going full on velvet, adding small touches like a velvet hairband or even the new Nail Rock velvet nail effect can be really nice too. 

I personally love velvet - it's so Christmassy! However you choose to wear it, there are some really great pieces around at the moment so definitely check it out.