How to rock velvet like a pro
By Temitope Ojo
It’s not everyone’s thing to make a smashing style statement in velvet. The smooth and luxurious-looking fabric is no doubt very tempting, but if not done right, can make you look way over the top or just plain untidy. Keep these basic tips in mind and go rock velvet like a pro.
Pick rich, deep shades
When you think velvet, you instantly think rich! Velvet alludes luxury, so picking deep colour tones like black, navy, mustard, deep red would be a smart thing to do. Colours with a deeper hue ensure that you are doing justice to this fabric.
Team it with other styles
When wearing velvet, it needn’t be all velvet. You can team a velvet pant with a cotton tee, or a velvet top with a bodycon lycra skirt.
Go for intricate patterns on velvet
If plain velvet is boring, then add to its texture and look by opting for intricate patterns on velvet. Be it a skirt, jacket or even shoes, the patterns will elevate your look.
Velvet by itself already looks luxurious. When accessorizing, apply the ‘less is more’ philosophy.
When wearing a deep v-neck top, accessorise it with a dainty necklace.