In recent runway collections, we’ve seen velvet make a big comeback. Though it was once a fabric associated with styles of the past, velvet has reemerged and it’s proving to be popular among both designer brands and high street stores. There are a tonne of fantastic ways to wear velvet, either as a key piece of an outfit or as a subtle accessory. However, one of our favourite ways to rock the velvet look for a businesswoman, is with a blazer.
A velvet blazer is a great way to add texture and interest into an outfit, as it stands out as being much more than just a plain way to cover up. In fact, there’s no reason as to why a velvet blazer cannot become the focal piece. The Saint Laurent Velvet Blazer is a prime example of this; as well as being an extra layer for an outfit it works well as a statement item that adds elegance, class and fashion. Plus, it’s extremely on trend.
How to Style a Velvet Blazer as a businesswoman
There are a lot of different ways to style a velvet blazer, so there’s something for everyone. Whether you’re looking to rock a new blazer in the workplace or you’re keen to style it on a night out, you won’t be short of ideas. One of our top ways to style a velvet blazer is with leather leggings and a printed shirt. As the Saint Laurent Velvet Blazer boasts a deep, dark colour it’s very easy to combine with other items; this is because there’s minimal risk of colours clashing.
Here’s how we’d style it:
This beautiful Saint Laurent Fil Coupé Silk Shirt is ideal for wearing with a velvet blazer. It offers a way for fashionistas to rock a comfortable shirt without compromising on a glamourous look. With its classy and chic print, it’s a great backdrop for a velvet top layer.
Saint Laurent Leather Leggings: You can’t go wrong with a pair of leather leggings and we love these from Saint Laurent. Not only are they made from a stretchy fabric for complete comfort, but they offer just the right amount of shine and sophistication. As leather leggings are relatively plain and understated, they work well with blazers that have a great deal of texture.
When it comes to choosing the best shoe to style with a velvet blazer, we’d recommend keeping things simple and smart. These Gianvito Rossi Plexi Velvet and Transparent Pumps combine a simple black heel with an added level of style, thanks to the transparent sections. We’re big fans of this style of shoe as it offers the right amount of height for an evening look.
As you can see, styling a velvet blazer isn’t difficult when you know how. We’d recommend choosing outfit pieces that are relatively plain in colour, such as those that mainly focus on darker shades, and those that are somewhat understated. This allows for the velvet blazer to become the focal piece that will turn heads.