How to Wear Velvet in Summer Casually

Monday, April 17, 2017

Velvet summer skirt on Long Jetty

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Velvet
vɛlvɪt
noun
A fabric that is extremely unforgiving and commonly worn in winter – that is until now.

If you thought velvet and scorching summers couldn’t mix, you’re definitely in for a surprise. The winter staple has entered the summer arena and everyone from Kendall Jenner to Emily Ratajkowski is rocking it. But wearing velvet in warmer weather doesn’t come without its warnings. Stick to these pointers and you’ll be working this look just like the pop culture icons who inspired you.

1.       Breezy silhouettes
Advising you to wear breezy silhouettes in summer certainly isn’t ground breaking but given the texture of this fabric, sticking to this is key. Tight velvet dresses and sweaty afternoon soirees are a no-no. Choose an easy-breezy dress or a skirt instead, or opt for a funky pair of flared pants.

2.      Pastel colours
Once again, the pastels/summer combination isn’t a breakthrough in fashion either however it definitely deserves a special mention here. Velvet in dark blues, greens, purples and black should be reserved for when you’re channeling grunge queen Cara Delavigne. In summer, go for pinks and yellows instead.

3.      Minimal accessories
Keeping in line with the ‘chilled out summer vibe’, go easy with the footwear. I’m thinking simple flats and strappy sandals. Avoid heels, even the strappy variety till autumn.

P.S. Don’t use my bare feet above as inspiration, my lack of footwear was strictly for the photographic aesthetic!

4.       Skin show
When the weather’s hot, it’s easy to show skin so this step will be easy to follow. As with any tricky fabric (see all over sequins, brocade & satin), less is more. A little skin-show via a deeper neckline or a slit in the hem will balance out the look and prevent you from drowning in all that rich fabric. If as suggested above, you're opting for velvet pants or longer skirts, pair them with a white tee or crop.


Do share below your tips on wearing velvet or link us your favourite velvet outfit below!


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19 comments

  1. wow, this place and those Pictures are so dreamy and magical
    I love the soft Color combination of your Outfit
    amazing :D

    with love your AMELY ROSE

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  2. This velvet top is gorgeous. The color combination with your skirt is lovely!

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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  3. I love Velvet, so soft and feminime

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  4. I love this whole look. Velvet is so soft and feminine and a blush pink skirt from velvet is the best addition to any wardrobe!
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    Miri

    http://currentlywearing.com

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  5. I also usually wear velvet in winter ( red velvet dress looks stunning during at Cristmas) or autumn, never thought abour wearing velvet in warm seasons, but its a great idea! Your look is pretty ans the sunset is absolutely amazing!

    https://prettylittlelb.blogspot.ru

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  6. This look is gorgeous and totally works for Spring and Summer! Beautiful photos!

    xx, Elise
    www.sparkleandslippers.blogspot.com

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  7. Wow wonderful and dreamy pictures.
    I love your location at the water and the cloudy sky is a dream.
    Your outfit suits you very well.
    Best wishes
    Sassi

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  8. omg, these pics are amazing!!

    xx
    Mónica Sors
    MES VOYAGES À PARIS
    NEW POST: PIQUE-NIQUE IN VICHY PRINT

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  9. OHHHH, I love this velvet look....so cute!!!

    Laura
    www.blackcoffeebeautiful.com

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  10. That nail color is amazing!!

    Shauna

    www.lipglossandlace.net

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  11. Beautifully styled! Love this look! =)

    - Cielo
    Mermaid in Heels

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  13. What a great way to incorporate velvet into your summer wardrobe. I love your skirt!
    xo
    Siffat
    http://icingandglitter.com

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  14. Looking super cute here, babe! Makes me want to give warm-weather velvet a try!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  15. I've always thought of velvet as evening wear. Interesting :)

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  16. What a unique take on velvet! You've inspired me to incorporate velvet into my spring outfits. Would be nice for those breezy spring evenings ;)

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  17. Oh my gosh, I love these photos! The location is stunning, and your outfit is absolutely beautiful!

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  18. Love how styled the velvet top and make it perfect for summer!
    xo
    S
    Grey Canvas

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