round up: crushing on velvet.

Whether a great pair of chunky-heeled ankle boots, a choker, or jumpsuit, velvet is ubiquitous this season.  Every designer from Balman to Valentino showcased this luxe fabric in their fall collection.

I remember when velvet was big in the 90’s. Now, the trend seems to have resurfaced in a more approachable way, with casual items being reimagined in this dressed up fabric.  Mix the soft fabric with harder materials like leather or look for a velvet item embellished with embroidery or patchwork. As with anything, too much velvet will have people turning heads for the wrong reason, so make sure you select carefully and wear selectively. 

If you are in a warmer climate, like me, consider adding an accessory like the navy velvet backpack (below) or finding a lightly lined velvet top like the crushed velvet Zara one I recently shared on my Instagram account.

Most importantly, have fun with the trend. It’s definitely a playful one that shouldn’t be taken too seriously (even if the fabric feels regal…)

Happy styling… xx amanda brooke

Zara Burgundy Long Velvet Scarf.Zara Navy Blue Velvet Backpack.Zara Duck Green Velvet Bodysuit.Zara Black Embroidered Velvet Jacket.


Forever 21 Velvet Ball Studs.


H&M Crushed Velvet Dress

Alexandre Birman Velvet Mary Jane Block-Heel Sandals.Edie Parker Soft Lara Crushed Velvet with Jewels.Frasier Sterling Saturday Night Fever Choker. 


Lanvin Crystal & Velvet Choker.


Kendall and Kylie Brooke Velvet Block Heel Booties.Marc Jacobs Beth Velvet Oxford Platform Pumps.Gucci Velvet Princetown Slippers