• By: Alexandra Hunt

In Search of Style: Velvet Crush

Photography by Ping Hu www.winterlotusphotography.com / Greenery and Décor by Canadian Mountain Weddings / On-Site Assistant: Gail E.P. Gunn

winter-lotus-photography-by-ping-hu-2Feature Image: Winter Lotus Photography by Ping Hu 2 / Fit-and-Flare Velvet Dress by Betsey Johnson $129.99 from The Hudson’s Bay

For the holidays, we’re crushing on velvet. Smooth and soft velvet is a key piece in my wardrobe this season as it adds a hint of the holidays while also translating from work to evening. Go ahead, wear a velvet blazer to the office! Mixing up your style as the seasons change is a sure way to get noticed.

Velvet Preen by Thornton Bregazzi Dress

You’ll note that this season’s reigning motifs are infinitely more opulent. Lustrous velvet, shimmering sequins and glitter infused accessories all in abundance are what makes this holiday season extra special.

Velvet Etro Bag

Get ready to strike a pose in luxurious velvet. The opulent fabric is soft to the touch and has a hint of shimmer, which adds an elegant and upscale element to the overall look. Infuse some style in to your classic work wardrobe with a velvet blazer or a fitted velvet dress for a touch of luxe.

Velvet accessories reigned supreme on the fall/winter runways, appearing on the hottest shoes and bags of the season.

We saw an influx of velvet that’s worthy of investment from Bottega Veneta, Opening Ceremony, Preen, Rochas, Roberto Cavalli and Phillip Lim.

From lush accessories to generous swaths of velvet, there is no limit to this ladylike look.

“Velvet has a vintage feel but a glamourous outcome!”

3.1 Phillip Lim | Adam Selman | Aigner | Akris | Alberta Ferretti Antonio Berardi | Armani Prive | Balmain | Bottega Veneta | Dennis Basso Derek Lam | Desigual | DKNY | Dolce&Gabbana | Dries Van Noten Elie Saab | Elie Tahari | Ellery | Etro | Fendi Gabrielle Colangelo | Giambattista Valli | Givenchy | Gucci | H&M Haider Ackermann | Holly Fulton | Jason Wu | Jill Stuart | Joseph


Kenzo | Luisa Beccaria | M. Martin | Mara Hoffman | Marc Jacobs Marni | Monse | Nicholas K | Opening Ceremony | Oscar de la Renta Osman | Peter Pilotto | Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini | Prabal Gurung | Prada Preen | Rachel Zoe | Ralph Lauren | Roberto Cavalli | Rochas Roland Mouret | Rosie Assoulin | Schiaparelli | Sophie Theallet | Stella McCartney Trussardi | Ulla Johnson | Valentino | Vanessa Seward | Vetements

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