Velvet or not velvet…..

I guess I am going to have to talk about velvet…

I have had the post waiting for a while, undecided whether to actually write it or not. But it does look like it’s everywhere, so I think I ought to make my position clear on this matter. I don’t love it but it can be nice every now and again.

I always like a velvet blazer, both in classic colours and bright ones too. Boden tends to do one every winter (Here). I wouldn’t normally advise adding trousers to match it (Here) but in Boden’s case I think they look fantastic together with the polo neck, all in the same shade.

The wide leg trousers is a chic alternative (Here), but in this case I would match them with a blouse or a sweater instead, perhaps a polo neck again, a tight one, the trousers being wide…

 

boden-velvet-wide-leg-trouser-in-black

 

Love their Mary-Jane!! In all three colours (Here)

 

But I also like a nice pair of flats (Here)

Brera velvet flats

Brera velvet flats

 

If you are young and beautiful, and you don’t want to miss out on this trend, while not spending too much on it, this Zara dress is really cute (Here), it will only last a season, but this is what we want, isn’t it?!

 

zara-velvet-dress-in-bottle-green

zara-velvet-dress-in-bottle-green

This is all I am afraid. As I said, I am not that fond of velvet. There might be an evening dress or two out there I would possibly like but I am not going to look for them as I am not that big on evening-wear either…

E.

P.S. Do remember velvet adds volume, so make sure you can wear it first of all and then choose the right size so it doesn’t cling on you too much.

 

 

 

 

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ITEM 5

Not normally my “thing”, these shoes are on sale and they are fun. I like them for the autumn to be worn with jeans, when one can still go barefoot and has a little tan left….

 

 

Here

E.

Let’s talk autumn shoes!

Shoes! I adore shoes! So I thought I would start my autumn style suggestions with what I like best.
I think shoes are very important and make a huge difference to any outfit. Quality is very important too, having said that, I think that if one wants a pair of fashionable pretty pumps to use for only a season, one could buy something less expensive, as long as it is fun and different. But,the basic black shoe has to be good!

As mentioned before, I don’t really like heels much, that means you are going to find, at least for now, lots of very flat shoes.

I would divide them into three different styles:

1 LOAFERS/SLIP-ONS
2 BALLET PUMPS/BALLERINAS
3 BROGUES

Ok, the first group is what I am really excited about, as it is something new! Well… something which hasn’t been around for a while. I have always liked the “Gucci” loafer a lot and I think the “slipper” looks fun and very chic. I think they are going to be great both with skirts and trousers, although the set of legs need to be quite good…. anyway, keep the skirt quite long and the trousers short.
There are a few pairs which are rather flashy, so be careful! Only to be worn with a very understated outfit.
Here we are:





Next, ballet pumps, although some of the above perhaps could be considered to belong to this group…
I am happy to say ballerinas are going pointy again, which is good news as they make legs look much much longer!




And finally…. some laces. I can’t help it, I have always loved this kind of shoe and I have always had a pair. I generally prefer them with trousers but they are occasionaly nice with skirts too, something not short and tight, perhaps a tartan skirt or knitted dress. I like the chunkier version, not too much though. These too make your legs look thin and long.


I don’t want to talk about boots yet…..
Have fun with your “shoes shopping” and don’t forget to take a pair of socks with you! Speaking of which…. need to think and do some research about those too…
Bye bye.
E.