Velvet has dominated this season on the catwalks; designers such as Sonia Rykiel, Christopher Kane and Marc Jacobs to the high street. Velvet doesn’t have the harshness that leather has but it has more weight and is thicker than normal cotton which is perfect for winter. As students most of us can’t afford the designer labels which is why the high street provides great alternatives.


I’ve come up with a few outfit ideas and ways to wear velvet. The first one is simple and perfect. If you’re new to the trend and don’t want to cover yourself head to toe in velvet, take baby steps. Start with a simple velvet skater skirt, any colour, I’ve just used red as an example, plus its ‘Christmassy’. The price ranges for these can be as much as £7.99 from ebay to £25 from ASOS, . Then pair it with a simple black or white top tights a leather jacket and boots. Another alternative skirt is the velvet maxi or dungaree which is great if you’re more grunge / androgenous.


However, it is pretty cold in England, add another layer with a simple cropped jumper or a thick cardigan. If you’re more girly or this is for a night out then swap the boots for a pair of ballet flats or high heels.

The ways to wear a velvet skirt are endless. It can be dressed up or dressed down, but it is a staple piece for this winter. And you won’t have to break the bank to do it. Use what you already have and you’re set.

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