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Styling velvet trousers – Weekly Wardrobe

I’ll be clinging onto the velvet trend until the heatwave that usually comes the week after Glastonbury Festival! These velvet trousers were from the Joe Browns January sale, and I wore them for the first time last week when we popped into Wells to book our summer holiday. This is how I styled them….

I love the shape of this black jumper, and although you might not be able to tell from these pictures, the texture of the knit is slightly different on the panels at the sides, but I’m glad that the colour matches. It is actually from BHS (Oh how miss this shop) about five years ago and is of the softest wool and cotton mix.

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The trousers, I’ll admit, are not in the slightest bit flattering at the waist; so finding long tops like this one is pretty much essential. Black is also the perfect colour to go with dark red.

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I’ve already mentioned I bought the velvet trousers in the Joe Browns sale. There are still a few at half price in this rust red, as well as teal and chocolate, so please click on the link below if you’re interested in purchasing them. I’m not usually a fan of fixed waisted trousers (I’m old and comfort is a priority), but these have a bit of elastane in them, which make them so much more comfortable than normal trousers are! I was so pleased about this because I’m always on the look-out for velvet trousers, but they’re usually too uncomfortable. By the way, I bought size 16, which is my usual size (at the moment!) and they were just right. They do sit low on the waist though, and I can just about pull them on and off without undoing the fly – so if you don’t want people to be able to see down the gape at the back, you’ll need to wear a top long enough with it!

Velvet is often off-limits for people worried about their size as the sheen can sometimes give the appearance of being bigger than you actually are. You don’t have to worry about that with these though as the velvet is matt, and I thought they were very flattering. Also, the pile of the velvet is very short, so there’s no extra bulk to your legs either.

Styling velvet trousers

The shoes were a present from Chris about twenty years ago and were bought from Shelly’s on Carnaby Street, London (back in the good old days when that street was actually good!). I doubt it’s there any more. Anyway, he bought me two pairs and sadly the rubber sole of the other ones eventually perished and had to be thrown away last year, but these chunky ones have stood the test of time. They’re great for a rainy day as well as they keep the trousers out of the puddles and my ankles stayed dry!

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You’ve seen the bag before – it’s Kipling, and the colours are perfect for this outfit.

The hammered silver heart earrings were my Valentine’s Dady present from Chris, so I’m wearing them all the time at the moment!

Can you tell it was pouring down with rain when we took these? And I mean pouring – we timed it so badly! A massive spruce-type tree sheltered us pretty well though.

Shop the look:

Lauren Ralph Lauren black jumper

(Similar) This is currently massively reduced in the House of Fraser sale.

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Label Lab Ina top

(Similar) With short sleeves and a cold shoulder, but this was the only one I could find with a dipped hem at the sides. Also from House of Fraser.

Joe Browns Velvet Trousers

(Same) There’s limited stock left at the Joe Browns website.

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Weaversfield handmade jewellery

(Same.) I looked up the name on the box that these silver heart earrings came in, and found them at Weaversfield on Etsy.

I hope this post has inspired you to try velvet if you haven’t already. It really is in my top three favourite fabrics! I’ve also just realised that the last time we took pictures at the Bishop’s Palace in Wells, I was also wearing red velvet! (Take a look here.)

Linking with #IwillwearwhatIlike at Not Dressed As Lamb and #VisibleMonday at Not Dead Yet Style.

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Patti

These are great velvet trousers, and I LOVE it that your shoes are old enough to be in college! They still look good – what a smart buy. Thanks for linking up, xox

-Patti
http://notdeadyetstyle.com

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