Velvet Crush


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We’ll admit it, we’re a little out of our comfort zone with velvet (not literally, it’s the softest fabric ever!) as it brings back memories of crushed red velvet hotpants in the 90’s for Gem (yes, really) and brings Bertie out in an itchy panic. BUT, having tried on lots of different styles for this post we’re now totally crushing on velvet. And with Christmas just over 5 weeks away (how did that happen?) the high street is stocked full of velvet.  If like us your party season is more like a party sprinkling, we want to make sure we get the most out of our party purchases. So how can velvet work for day and night? We show you how.

The pleated skirt: worn day or night

Left: Bertie wears jumper ASOS £95, skirt ASOS £38, backpack Topshop £26, boots ASOS £55 Gemma wears sweatshirt Finery London £55, bag Zara £29.99, skirt ASOS £38, trainers Adidas

Right: Bertie wears t-shirt and cami (in one) Next £24, skirt as before, bag Zara as before, shoes similar here Gemma wears velvet top and choker (in one) Miss Selfridge £25, skirt as before, shoes Boohoo £22, bag Dune £33

More ways to wear velvet…

CASUAL: tops, bombers, backpacks and sweatshirts

Clockwise from top left: top Zara £17.99, bomber ASOS £65 Bertie wears embroidered bomber £69 , sweatshirt £28 , metallic skirt £85 , & backpack £29 all Topshoptrainers £95 Adidas

TAILORED: blazers, suits, jumpsuits

Top row left to right: Jacket £129 Boden, jumpsuit Zara £ 25.99, blazer Mango £89.99

Bottom row: Bertie wears jumpsuit New Look £39.99, Bag Monsoon £35Mules New Look £17.24 Gemma wears jacket Autograph at M&S £85, velvet bag £25 & shoes £32 both ASOS


Top row: boots Topshop £85, earrings Mango £6.99, bag H&M £24.99

Bottom row: choker ASOS £5, shoes Stories £69, cuffs ASOS £6

Plus lots more on our Pinterest page here

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