How to wear a velvet jacket this Fall

by Sylvia

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A resurgence of the 1970s for fall means that velvet is back, too. Especially as a jacket or head to toe suit. But how can you wear it in an updated way that doesn’t look too aging or unflatteringly retro? Here are some ways to style and wear a velvet jacket to look beautiful and stay on trend this fall.

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First off, avoid the head to toe velvet look. It was prominent on the runway, but it may be a little strong for everyday. Instead, find a great jacket or cardigan in velvet. Adding a single layer of velvet will add some polish and luxe to your outfits.

The key to looking great in a velvet jacket is to choose one with a relaxed fit, like the Mango options below. When shopping, look for a “boyfriend blazer” velvet jacket or a relaxed tuxedo fit. A relaxed cut is softer, more casual and modern. It normally has a longer length and a boxier cut, which hides flaws well.

velvet boyfriend blazer |

Here are a couple of other wardrobe capsule ideas of how you can wear a velvet jacket in an updated way. The two capsule options below use a velvet cardigan or velvet wrap jacket to replace the velvet blazer look. Both dress up a simple t-shirt and leggings or t-shirt and jeans to give you an effortless outfit that can be worn day to night.

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long velvet cardigan |

Here are some beautiful velvet jackets and cardigans in stores now:

Some of the higher quality velvet jackets are expensive. But as with many things, you often get what you pay for. I’ve included them as options because I think a good velvet jacket will never go out of style.

Will you be adding a velvet jacket to your fall wardrobe?

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OK, I have two velvet jackets. Old but I will try and update them. Shame those black booties which are in the first collage aren’t featured. Love them.



Don’t know why, but there is something sophisticated and vintage inspired in velvet jackets. I love it for a kind of dramatic touch. Plus, velvet is pretty versatile, as I can drape it over casual and dressy clothes.
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