Holiday dressing // Velvet & Silk

Tall Girl's Fashion // Mixing velvet and silk

Whenever I build an outfit I think about combining different fabric textures so the outfit has depth and looks interesting.

Two materials that I don’t get to combine that often, but which I think look gorgeous together, are velvet and silk. The reason for this combination’s rarity is that I have very little velvet in my closet. Though the fabric was very popular last winter and always ranks high on the Christmas holiday dressing list, in my opinion designers are not great at designing tasteful clothes in velvet. The garments tend to look very 1980s, with over the top detailing that are just too much when combined with the luxurious-looking velvet.

This pencil skirt is one of the few pieces of velvet that I’ve allowed access to my closet. Being credibly stretchy and soft, it feels like wearing jogging trousers. I also love the frayed silk fabric in the sides and the silk in the split in the back — unique details that makes the skirt a keep forever classic. Teamed with an emerald silk top, the two luxurious fabrics are complementing each other and creating depth to the outfit.

I wore this outfit to Thanksgiving dinner last Thursday and though the silk top is quite shiny, I couldn’t help adding further shine in the sparkly necklace and patent leather shoes — no amount of bling can fully convey how grateful I am to be invited to my friend E’s family Thanksgiving dinner!

See you tomorrow with a special Christmas post!

Tall Girl's Fashion // Mixing velvet and silk

Lanvin emerald silk top // Philosophy by Alberta Ferretti black velvet skirt // H&M black tights // Christian Louboutin black patent heels (in nude) // Gianni Chiarini black clutch (in red) // Unknown brand sparkly necklace // Accessorize golden stud earrings // Komono golden watch

Tall Girl's Fashion // Mixing velvet and silk

Tall Girl's Fashion // Mixing velvet and silk

Tall Girl's Fashion // Mixing velvet and silk

PS // This post has been shared in the linkups of the following blogs: Pink Sole // Sincerely Jenna Marie // Style Nudge // Fizz & Frosting // Fashion Should Be Fun // Forage Fashion // Jo-Lynne Shane // Style Elixir // Sandy a la Mode

  • Darcy

    The color of that top is very pretty on you!

    • Thank you so much, Darcy. Actually, it’s one of the few greens that I think I look good in so I’m happy to hear that you agree! 😉 xoxo Anett

  • What a pretty color!

    • Thanks, Jo-Lynne! I don’t own many green garments as it’s hard to find a shade that looks good on me, but this emerald green is a winner! xoxo Anett

  • Heather Davis Wyancko

    You really are great at putting clothing together.. another beautiful outfit Anette!

    • Thanks a lot for your kind comment, Heather. Right back at you! xoxo Anett