Winter Trends: Velvet

As 2016 comes to a close, so does my winter trend series with Irene of Petite Plus, Meow!  For our final installment, we are talking about our favorite tactile treasure - velvet. 
Dress:  Smart Glamour (Available here)
I love wearing velvet - it is just so soft and comfortable, and it's hard to resist touching the fabric while you're wearing it! 

Irene and I both stuck with pretty velvet dresses in neutral shades.  I'm wearing a grey Joan sheath dress with customized 3/4 length sleeves and full skirt from Smart Glamour.  The dress has a cutout detail which gives it a little extra flair.
Glasses:  Valentino
Clutch:  NY&CO
Heels:  ASOS
To dress the look up, I added gold lace-up heels and gold jewelry.  I love the contrast of grey and gold.  Silver is more expected, but I think gold creates a more sophisticated mix.
Bracelets:  LOFT
Irene styled a taupe bodycon slip dress for a recent holiday house party.  She layered her dress over a black tee for a cool 90s feel.
Irene of Petite Plus, Meow!
See more of Irene's look on Instagram or Facebook or head over to Petite Plus, Meow! to catch up with what's new on her blog.
Necklace:  Express
Hope you enjoyed our winter trends series!  

Look back at our featured trends of faux fur, gold, and sparkle, and stay tuned for tomorrow's Casual Friday post - my last outfit post of the year!

Do you enjoy velvet?

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