Well if it's good enough for Gucci, Chanel and Lanvin, it's most certainly good enough for me. Velvet, especially coloured velvet, is going to be huge this season. I know it can be a bit of a love hate material, but there are some great pieces already out that might tempt even the most resistant. Starting with the left, this beautiful cold-shoulder jumpsuit is from Topshop and really helps to bring velvet bang up to date. Missguided has so many options it was hard to narrow it down, but this pink bomber jacket and nude wrap skirt are my fave. If you're looking for a way to include velvet into your daytime wardrobe, look no further than this amazing jumper from Boohoo, or these trousers from Zara. But of course, we all know that velvet is perfect for a night out, in which case, I can't choose between this ASOS bralet, Zara frill top, Boohoo shorts and New Look dress. So many beautiful choices, not enough wardrobe space.
When I think of tiers, I think of floaty, feminine dresses in the blistering heat. Preferably in Italy or the South of France. Not cold autumn nights waiting for that rush hour bus. But believe it or not, you won't be wearing things with just one layer, nope, they will be tiered a la Gucci, Oscar de la Renta and Giorgio Armani. The easiest way to incorporated this into a day time look would be to pick up a smock dress with gentle tiers (i love this Boohoo option) and pair it with leggings and ankle boots. Alternatively, if like me you don't want to add bulk to your lower half, pop this adorable cape over a black dress to add instant elegance to a night out. But, if you are prepared to go the whole hog, I'd opt for a beautiful dress. This vintage-inspired Navy London dress is very 'me', but if you want to avoid the floaty girly look, Pretty Little Thing have some how managed to toughen it with this option. I know what I'll be wearing on my next girls night out.
Which trend are you most forward to trying? I think velvet might be my favourite.