The Velvet Blazer Is The Style Upgrade You Need In Your Winter Wardrobe — PHOTOS
The blazer is pretty much my go-to item for when I've got to somehow look professional (cause cutoff denim shorts and a t-shirt can be worn to work, by the way). But if you're looking for an upgrade from the classic, look no further than the velvet blazer, which takes the timeless piece and elevates it to new heights. After all, stars like Kendall Jenner and Cara Delevingne have both been spotted rocking this trend.
Luckily, I work in an office that has a pretty lax dress code. Jeans are always okay, and are pretty much the norm for everyone Monday through Thursday. Tee shirts? Sandals? Yep and yep. But when I did work in an environment with stricter dressing rules, blazers were not only preferred, but crucial. They have a way of dressing everything up, whether that be a form-fitting midi dress, or an already polished white button up and a pair of pumps.
And for blazers, fit is everything. A well-tailored blazer is everything, but it does come with a price tag. So if you're like me, and can't quite afford the perfect fit yet, go with a blazer with a different color or material. Don't get me wrong, black is always my go-to, but when you want a little extra detail, the right color might just be the perfect switch. But in this case, we're talking material: Velvet.
Even Kendall Jenner is loving velvet in her Balmain blazer. If you're looking to add a little pizzazz to your classic blazer, look no further than this luxe fabric.
1. Buttons, Baby
Structured Velvet Blazer, $168, Free People
Love the deep blue color of this blazer, plus all the buttons that add a royal detail.
2. The Draped Fit
Blazer Purple Velvet, $168, Shoptiques
Obsessed. The '70s are calling for you.
3. The Pop Of Red
Plus Size Burgundy Velvet Blazer, $30, Depshops
I basically want to touch this blazer all day long.
4. The Boxy Fit
Topshop Unique Mayall Velvet Blazer, $296, Selfridges
How cool would this be with a distressed tee?
5. The Baby Blue
Denim 24/7 Velvet Drape Jacket, $90, Romans
Cause sometimes, black doesn't cut it (rarely).
6. The Crop
Calvin Klein Plus Velvet Open-Front Jacket, $79, Lord and Taylor
This little crop is perfect for throwing on when you're running out the door.
7. Stud Lovers
Topshop Bud Stud Velvet Jacket, $150, Nordstrom
For when you need a little shine in your life.
8. The Tailored Fit
Numia Velvet Jacket, $429, Ted Baker
Pricey, but a staple that you'll have in your wardrobe forever.
9. The Grey Stunner
Petite Regent Blazer In Velvet, $198, J. Crew
Velvet has long been associated with luxury, and for good reason. It's soft, it's shiny, and best of all, it's warm. This fall/winter season, it's the one material that'll add a luxe touch to your work wardrobe staple.