Velvet is everywhere this season and velveteen is coming in at a close second. It’s no longer reserved for evening or holiday wear and showing up on everything from sneakers to ball caps. Long ago I was told you never wear velvet before Thanksgiving or after New Years so I’m working hard to rewire that thinking. Those antiquated rules are meant to be broken.
I haven’t worn blazers for many years and had forgotten how transformative they can be. Pop a jacket over anything and you elevate the look of most outfits.
It has princess seaming front and back which is always slimming.
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This deeply saturated blue is enhanced by the subtle sheen of the velveteen. It was a toss-up between the soft Pink, Teal or this Midnight Blue and you see which won out. I wanted to wear it with blue jeans as a column of color.
I like that this jacket is only available to order online which makes it feel a bit more exclusive.
The notched collar stands up and is perfect to pop a white shirt collar over.
Besom pockets make it dressier than jackets with patch pockets so this could be dressed way up. I folded the sleeves and shirt cuff up to make it sportier. It also allowed me to pile on some bracelets, which is a favorite place for me to accessorize.
I can see this jacket with dressy black pants for holiday parties or dinner out… but with my casual lifestyle, I’ll get the most wear out of it with flats, jeans, and a classic white shirt.
This feels like an elegant step up from my denim jacket and feels oh so sophisticated. A quick peek around the internet shows that this jacket is an amazing price for a Velveteen Blazer.
Do you wear velvet and velveteen year round?
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