Amidst the seasonal emphasis on comfort and warmth, one of winter’s most beloved fabrics – velvet takes over the much-in-trend knit sets and sweatsuits in the style circuit. Considered a holiday season favourite, this soft and shiny classic finds its party-ready shine and aesthetics reinterpreted to fit into our day-to-day looks. Let’s face it, velvet can easily and surely give our grocery shopping, WFH, Zoom meetings, or even Sunday picnic looks a fancy yet fuss-free makeover. And below, we have rounded up some easy, elegant interpretations of this do-it-all fabric by the influencer and celebrity set that’ll prompt you to switch up your winter style with the luxe cool of velvet.
Velvet blazer with polka dot pussy-bow blouse and winter-appropriate checked trousers – just the trifecta you need to achieve that timeless elegance.
(L-R) Liz Uy, Marianne Theodorsen
There’s nothing more opulent yet laidback than velvet pantsuits, especially when embellishments are kept to a minimum to complement the bright hues.
Do the unexpected and pair up your attention-worthy velvet pants with a velvet top for your next evening stroll. And remember, double velvet is much cooler and addictive than double denim.
(L-R) Susie Lau, Judith, Viky Rader, Aureta & Maria Bernad
Slip dress or LBD, vintage or eccentric, printed or plain jane – Judith, Susie Lau, Aureta, Viky Rader, and Maria Bernad serve up extraordinarily versatile variations of a velvet dress, reiterating that it truly is the ultimate elevated winter staple.
Take cues from Karin and swap your usual sweatsuits for velvet lounge sets for much more refined yet relaxed sartorial vibes.
(L-R) Hamel Patel, Rasna Bhasin
Yes, you can pair a velvet crop top/tunic with a lehenga skirt or brocade pants; it’s a match made in heaven for all your physical/digital wedding gatherings.
Well, all you need is an oversized velvet (preferably in rich jewel tones) to be ready for cozy winter nights.
In case of a velvet emergency, ease yourself with a more-glam-than-gran masterclass by Courtney Trop that proves velvet is indeed the luxuriously soft and shining star of everyday looks.
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