For those of us at a certain age where the mere thought of velvet having made a return to fashion has the ability to send a shiver of dread down our spines. Images of looking like a back-up dancer in an ABBA video or an extra from an Austin Powers film can’t help but dance through our heads.
However the sumptuous lushness of the material can add a touch of sophistication to any outfit. The trick to wearing velvet and not looking like a member of the Brady Bunch is…. just keep it simple. What is the easiest way to keep it simple I hear your ask. Just add a splash luxury with your shoes.
Velvet is such a fabulously luxe material where a little goes a long way. You don’t have to dress from head to toe and you don’t have to go with the bold colours that are sashaying down the catwalk. You can keep it classy and elegant with basic black and greys.
Regie and Gael by Lipstick certainty add a touch of class to any outfit. The block heel makes them extremely comfortable and the ankle tie means you have stability all day long while also being flattering on any foot.
For those of us who love to be a little more daring, try an over the knee boot (which is another major trend of the season). Skarlett by Lipstik and Ambrose by Therapy will definitely put the luxe factor into an outfit whilst adding a stamp of edginess.
So for this season velvet is not just for the Kylie Jenners or the Gigi Hadids of the world. Banish the thought of Austin Powers whispering “yeah baby” in your ear and embrace the majestic opulence that is velvet.
Quick tip: caring for velvet. To keep your shoes looking fab you will need to give them a quick spray of Water and Stain Repellent every 4 or 5 wears.