How to wear a velvet blazer – White Stuff

How to wear velvet from day to night

Sumptuous, plush, rich, elegant…think of velvet and a plethora of fantastic words spring to mind. The go-to partywear choice of the festive season, why wait for nightfall and black-tie dos, when you can rock this plush fabric for day. Not just a one trick pony, there are more strings to this opulent fabric’s bow (because who doesn’t want a good return on value per wear!). From blazers to dresses, here’s how to wear velvet this season.

How to wear a velvet blazer – White Stuff

Blazer glory - the velvet blazer

A blazer instantly elevates any look; add velvet and the dial on the style-o-meter gets turned up no end with bonus luxe points thrown in. Sounds great right? It doesn’t stop there; this perfect evening piece of tailoring genius, not only works as a suit, it can be put through its paces to amp daytime looks. Super easy, here’s how to wear a velvet blazer for day. The trick is to not think of it in its evening habitat, but rather as it being versatile and part of an autumn/winter capsule wardrobe. Simply team with a roll neck jumper, boyfriend jeans and heels – say hello to on-the-go effortless cool.

Wear With
Oatmeal Dapper Longline Jumper – White Stuff
Denim Boyfriend Jeans - White Stuff
Navy Lottie Smart Shoe Boots - White Stuff
Navy Suede Emma Hobo Bag - White Stuff

Smarty pants - the velvet trousers

The world’s your oyster this season when it comes to velvet trousers. Perfect for giving the trusty LBD a break from evening soirees, there’s a cut to suit everyone (YES! Result). Take your pick from jeggings, straight, tapered and wide leg; we’ve even added a jumpsuit – the perfect outfit in one. Want to know how to wear velvet trousers? Fabric blocking is a great styling trick (specifically when it comes to non-reflective fabrics, such as velvet, especially when in a dark shade); super flattering, it adds texture and provides pace keeping it from looking dense and heavy. For around the clock versatility, pair contrast colours and you’ve nailed desk to dinner style.

How to wear velvet trousers – White Stuff
Wear With
Chambray Blue Plain Cleo Cotton Embroidered Shirt – White Stuff
Cranberry Plum Plain Devin Velvet Worker Jacket – White Stuff
Navy Tracey Low Heel Court Shoes – White Stuff
Red Helen Suede Saddle Bag – White Stuff
How to Wear a Velvet Skirt – White Stuff

Great lengths - the velvet skirt

Most of us are familiar with velvet blazers and dresses, but there are other wardrobe faves that get luxed up for the festive season, for example skirts. Want to know how to wear velvet skirts? Minis, midis, maxis…we’ve gone to great lengths (ahem!) to cover all bases this season. There’s more, we’ve added embellished details and applied chic fabric treatments for added interest - ideal for the festive season. From gold sequins to devoré, there’s a fab skirt with your name on it. Great with a glittery top or cosy knit, switch up the look and team with a coordinating top for a glam evening look. Match (on) point!

Wear With
Marina Blue Oblong Glass Drop Earrings – White Stuff
Kyoto Teal Star Print Reversible Velvet Scarf – White Stuff
Pewter Sequin Shimmer Bag – White Stuff
Black Zadie Pointed Leather Boots – White Stuff
How to wear a velvet Top – White Stuff

Velvety topping - the velvet top

Think of plush velvet and formal eveningwear springs to mind. But apply this opulent fabric to a casual garment such as a tee and it instantly adds a relaxed, effortlessly cool vibe. Great for adding a dose of glam to skinny jeans and heels (cocktails after work anybody?), here’s how wear a velvet top for evening. 1. Whilst black is the default go-to choice, jewel tones are an easy no brainer. Why? Because you’re guaranteed to stand out from the crowd, receive compliments aplenty and the right tone will make enhance your skin’s natural glow. 2. Team with all your wardrobe faves, tucked in or untucked – it’s all good. What’s not to love?

Wear With
Teal Hina Pleated Midi Skirt - White Stuff
Teal Leather Spot Suede Pouch White Stuff
Atlas Teal Crackle Effect Ceramic Drop Earrings - White Stuff
Black Kate Court Shoes- White Stuff
How to wear a Velvet Dress – White Stuff

Frock on - the velvet dress

With an LBD being the obvious choice, the race is on to find the perfect party showstopper. Cue the jewel tone velvet dress. This wow-factor number does all the hard work so you can relax and enjoy the fun. Super flattering, this fit and flare midi is a timeless classic you’ll be sure to wear on repeat. Not just for evening shin digs, make your LND (little navy dress) work harder; here’s how to wear a velvet dress for day and low-key occasions. Super easy, simply team your new wardrobe hero with a cosy knit and contrast with army boots. So glam tough!

Wear With
Navy Lucie Wrap Cardigan – White Stuff
Grape Purple Tawny Suede Hobo Bag – White Stuff
Navy Star Print Lucy Beret – White Stuff
Black Leather Hiking Boots – White Stuff