Velvet was one of last year's biggest trends, and just like every other IT item out there, it can seem outdated and 'so last season' in the blink of an eye. But before you dismiss every velvety smooth piece from your closet: there's actually a surprisingly easy way to put a fresh spin on it, and that's ... wearing it on your feet! (also true for your denim, remember?) In fact, crushed velvet booties are super on trend right now, especially in dusty shades such as subdued green and mustard yellow. So if you're looking to embrace it, here's my favourite way to wear your velvet right now!
1 / WEAR IT ON BARE SKIN
The no. 1 pitfall of velvet in a subdued colour is that it can come off a bit old-fashioned. It's a very rich & 'heavy' material that can use a bit of added casualness, so pairing it with comfy knitwear and wearing it onto your bare skin (no tights!) is just perfect for that. And if you can get your hands on an open-toe pair (such as this one from By Malene Birger), all the better!
2 / PLAY THE NOSTALGIC CARD
Old-fashioned is something completely different than nostalgic, because this last quality is actually one of my favourite things about velvet-y fabrics. So don't be afraid to play along with this quality, and add other slightly nostalgic elements, such as Aviator-shaped sunnies and a structured bag. As long as you go with pieces that feel up-to-date (by having little details such as golden studs for the sunnies, and a green/red/golden chain clasp for the bag), you're all set.
3 / ADD A BOLD COLOUR
Muted coloured velvet on your feet asks for a bit of punch on top, so make sure to add at least one brightly coloured piece (I opted for a high-neck top, that conveniently also provided a little extra warmth; perfect to already start wearing your Summer dresses!). Bonus points if the punchy colour matches some of your accessories - in my case, my beloved string bracelet en Gucci bag!
Are you still into the velvet trend? How do you feel about wearing it on your feet?