THE VELVET DEBATE

 
THE VELVET DEBATE - The Grown Up Edit

Velvet. The main trend that we’re struggling to get on board with this season but one that we can’t avoid. It’s everywhere we look and has completely divided the fashion camps. 

At first glance it was something that we dismissed instantly at TGUE, deeming it too art teachery and something that would get called upon only at Halloween at a push. But fast forward 6 weeks and having seen some of the coolest girls in town rocking it in some way or another it’s caught our attention. I briefly tried out this cami dress but went a size too small on the order so wasn’t blown away but had I of sized up and got a more loose fit then I think I would have really loved it. I’ve realised that the key is to select an item you already wear on a regular basis and swap it out for it’s softer more velvety relative. 

THE VELVET DEBATE - The Grown Up Edit
THE VELVET DEBATE - The Grown Up Edit

My Pinterest obsession is currently in full swing and I think the best way for Wendy and I to fully work this trend our way is to keep it boyish. When combined with daily basics an oversized velvet blazer or shirt can feel effortlessly chic and stop this look from feeling too try hard or OTT. We have started to scour the shops for some pieces we feel can achieve this and here are some of our faves. Watch this space for a double outfit post soon.

 Images from Pinterest.

Images from Pinterest.

THE VELVET DEBATE - The Grown Up Edit