Crushin' on Velvet: Opening Ceremony Velvet Top

From shoes and purses to legging and dresses, velvet has taken over the fashion scene in just about every form. There’s just something about the luxe fabric that can make any piece look elegant and totally chic. Since the 1400s, velvet has been worn as a symbol of royalty because of it’s unusually soft fabric and high-cost of production. But once again, fashion has outdone itself and managed to reinvent another classic trend.
If you’re looking for a new way to wear velvet, this crushed velvet Opening Ceremony blouse is the perfect alternative. Most of the time, velvet feels more like a special occasion fabric. But recently, the rich material has made the transition from evening apparel to everyday looks! The oversized structure pairs great with leather leggings, jeans, or even tucked into a mini skirt.
I opted for a pair of light wash jeans from Zara (obviously!). The distressed denim + luxe velvet combo creates a chic contrast to neutralize the look. However, I knew I wanted to dress this up a bit more, so I slipped on these Gucci Suede Fringe Loafers! The light pink coordinates with the mauve as an accent color and the little gold G’s are adorable.
For accessories – you can never go wrong with a cute over the shoulder purse, a pair of oversized sunnies, and understated jewelry! While this look would have looked great with a black fringe hobo bag, the gold snake skin in this Gucci purse adds a little more dimension to the look.
And how awesome are these vintage sunglasses? The white detailing on the frames are so chic. I didn’t want to overdo it with statement jewelry, so I went with my go-to Lana Jewelry pieces: thin gold hoops and a delicate chain necklace.

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