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VELVET AND SILK

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Topshop red velvet blazer Ginia RTW silk cami in wine burgundy. Worn by Inspiring Wit blogger Jenelle

Velvet and silk have to be the most luxurious fabrics. How to style it casually with denim and tips for looking after velvet.

Topshop red velvet blazer Ginia RTW silk cami in wine burgundy. Worn by Inspiring Wit blogger JenelleTopshop red velvet blazer Ginia RTW silk cami in wine burgundy. Worn by Inspiring Wit blogger JenelleTopshop red velvet blazer Ginia RTW silk cami in wine burgundy. Worn by Inspiring Wit blogger JenelleGinia RTW silk cami in wine burgundy. Worn by Inspiring Wit blogger Jenelle

As we head into the cooler months here in Australia, I am in the process of rotating my winter jackets, knits and coats out of their hibernation and back onto my clothing racks. Some pieces never quite got put away– my year round love of leather jackets, bomber jackets and sweaters for cooler evenings.

VELVET AND SILK

One thing I never put away are my velvet pieces. I am very lucky to have an incredible pair of vintage Chanel black velvet high waisted, wide leg trousers. Beside these, I also have a vintage seventies velvet blazer that although I shot photos of last winter, never did get around to posting. I hate the idea of velvet crushing over long term storage, so I always make sure to keep them hanging in my closet.  This year, I have added this red velvet suit (with matching pants) to my collection.

Velvet is such a luxurious looking and feeling fabric that it makes you feel elegant. The best colour tones I think to stick to are beautiful jewel tones. Pairing them back with silk and lace just elevates the look even more. While you could colour clash, I love pairing the same tones together and instead mixing up textures. This silk camisole I got in last week was just the perfect fit, I have worn this look together more than once now!

HOW TO LOOK AFTER VELVET

  • Follow the cleaning instructions for your garment. Most will be dry clean only, but some can be machine washed. It will all depend on the particular garment and fabric.
  • Turn the garment inside out and steam out creases. DO NOT iron!
  • Do not store folded. I keep my velvet pieces hanging, but if you have to store them away, lie flat or stuff them with tissue paper.

Do you have a favourite fabric? I would love to know! Does anyone else have tips I have missed for keeping your velvet pieces in top shape? Please share them with us below!!

WEARING: VELVET BLAZER, GINIA RTW SILK CAMI, ROLLAS JEANS, CHIARA FERRAGNI FLATS, VIVIENNE WESTWOOD PLAID BAG

PHOTOGRAPHED BY: MARIO RECCHIA

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