Many of us may be celebrating our holidays quite differently this year, but that doesn’t mean we can’t wear things that make us feel special. Let’s face it, 2020 has been the pits in so many ways, we need to wear clothes that make us feel good about ourselves.
Whether you’re seeing friends, staying home with close family, or spending the holidays alone, a comfy outfit in a luxe fabric feels festive and just right for the season. I’m back today with my stylish friend Cindy, for our monthly fashion edit over 50 to give you some outfit inspiration.
This month we’re stying these velvet ankle leggings. Leggings aren’t every woman’s cup of tea but I believe they can be worn in a classy way by following a few guidelines. Here are my style tips for how to wear leggings – The Modern Way To Wear Leggings After 50
These Eileen Fisher velvet leggings are a nice soft fabric at a great price! Plus here. They have plenty of spandex so will snap back after sitting and bending. The website says they’re re oversized by design so I went down to an XS which is perfect (I usually wear S in their stretch pants).
The leggings are made using recycled polyester which just feels right in this day and age of conscious consumerism. They have a nice high rise which I always appreciate because it helps keep the muffin top under control.
Here I’m styling them with a crisp white tunic, a vintage velvet scarf, and some open toe shooties., (a bootie/shoe hybrid). I added gold tone Labradorite earrings and a statement necklace to dress them up a bit. I would wear this look to someone’s house for dinner…if we were going anywhere.
OTHER WHITE TUNICS
I don’t see velvet scarves that often so cherish the few I have. They’re soft around the neck and add a luxe feel to anything you’re wearing. BTW, a reader suggested I try Kosas lipstick and I’m hooked! This Rosewater color is the perfect everyday shade and the formula is incredibly moisturizing…without being goopy! I love it.
I dressed the velvet leggings down here with my version of the popular combat boot and a tunic sweater. I don’t go full-on combat boots because they just feel too “tough” for my style. Plus, I wear a size 9 1/2 shoe which at 5’4″ makes them feel too large for my body. This pair feels just right to me and has been a workhorse in my wardrobe two years running now. Here’s a more budget-friendly pair of combat boots “lite”.
I added a vintage pin (similar) to give a bit of sparkle plus it helps to keep my scarf from shifting around. I read the other day that brooches were out of style. Bunk! If that’s true, I’d like to know why so many brands are carrying them;). Vintage and unique pins are a great way to add a personal spin to your outfit. They’re one of my favorite things to dig around for at flea markets etc.
OTHER VELVET LEGGINGS
No matter where you are or aren’t going this season, a pair of velvet leggings are a great option. You can dress them up or down plus they feel cozy just for hanging at home.
Now let’s head over to Cindy Hattersley Design and see what magic she worked with velvet leggings! I know I am always inspired by how she puts her looks together.
Do you have velvet leggings?