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Sunday, 20 October 2019

Blue Velvet as Daywear | Autumn Outfit

Blue Velvet Blazer as Daywear | Autumn Outfit | Fake Fabulous

Velvet is such a sumptuous fabric.
I love how it bounces light up onto the wearer's face, even in those darker autumn/winter shades.
It always looks luxurious.

Okay, not always!
Those cheap and nasty 'stingy' velvets that look a bit bald (even when new) are NOT luxurious or sumptuous.
Ditch the cheap and nasty and go hunting for some vintage gems or sale-time bargains.

Velvet does lend itself perfectly to evening wear.
Especially in the colder seasons.
I LOVE how it looks and how it feels at an event.
So sensual and sexy with that air of elegance.

Velvet can also be worn during the day.
All you need to do is tone it down a little with something casual.
Our old friend denim is perfect for this!

Adding denim to any outfit instantly makes it day-time-appropriate.
Don't you just love that?

In this outfit, I'm wearing a crushed velvet blazer and my trusty Levis.
What could be easier?

Blue Velvet Blazer as Daywear | Autumn Outfit | Fake Fabulous

I've worn this blazer a few times IRL but I've never managed to capture it as part of a blog post.
How does that happen?

Of course, I can't photograph everything I wear or I'd be writing a post every day and have no time for family, my other work and life.
Plus, some days I'm in gym gear or joggers and a jumper (like today)... not very inspiring.

{Hmmmm.... maybe I should try taking a daily phone selfie and compile an "Everyday outfits weekly roundup"... what do you think?}

Anyhoooo.... back to this outfit!

Blue Velvet Blazer as Daywear | Autumn Outfit | Fake Fabulous

Blue velvet Blazer.
Blue Jeans.
Blue Boots.
Blue Vintage blouse.

Too much blue?

What a simple arrangement of clothes.
A classic a combination it could feel a little contrived BUT (luckily) still manages to feel personal to me... and fun to wear.
A great result all round!

Blue Velvet Blazer as Daywear | Autumn Outfit | Fake Fabulous

VELVET BLAZER: Topshop (past season)
SILK SHIRT: Vintage (Charity shopped for a pound!... You can find similar at Urban outfitters)
JEANS: Levis (very old)... worn to death!
BOOTS: Zara (old)... see them previously HERE and HERE
BAG: A gift
BROOCH: Charity shopped... see it HERE


Of course, you can choose any colour that suits you and your mood... maybe you don't like blue!
Switching out all of the items for your picks in your colours is easy.

Any colour of velvet will work... including classic black.
An all-black outfit would be a doddle to put together and look so chic.

You can even swap out the velvet for a different fabric blazer (wool, tweed, boucle) if that's your bag!
I'd also love to see this velvet look with cargo trousers instead of jeans... how cool would that be?

Velvet during the day?
Yes or no?!
I'd love to hear your thoughts.




  1. Yes! Please compile an every day folder, I’d love to see it! Great to know that fashion bloggers sometime dress like me 😘

    1. Hahahaha...yes we are!
      It's not all silk and stilettos believe me!! :o)
      Today I'm wearing the shirt in this outfit, dungarees and gigantic fluffy socks... not very glam at all!

  2. I love velvet too. An everyday outfit compilation will be interesting and fun. Lise

  3. I'm a huge fan of velvet and totally agree that quality is essential!, Your jacket looks so fabulous and delightfully cool!. And love your total blue outfit, the cute booties and the groovy brooch, those accessories make it looks more casual but still elegant!. Love your bag too!
    I would like to see an everyday outfit compilation, but I'm also afraid that it could take too much effort and time!. I don't want to put more pressure on you!

    1. It does take a while doesn't it Monica?
      Even a short post or a quick check of comments can end up hours later with no dinner made for the family!
      Hahahaha.... I might give it a go though... just to see how I get on.

  4. Velvet for daytime is a YES for me! I blog almost every day, and it's about 20 minutes to write a post. But I've been doing it a long time (since 2008) and I have it down to an science!

    1. Sheila you must be super-focused and organised!!
      I'm SO impressed with that TAT (turn around time).
      I am unfortunately a floating flitter...I never plan outfits... they just happen and I'm so easily distracted.
      I can be writing a post then start looking up something relevant to it THEN I go wandering off down people's blog shaped rabbit holes OR watching stupid youtube videos.... OR searching online for products to share then end off on a tangent.
      I need to be more 'Sheila' sometimes!

  5. Love velvet any time. An outfit like this can make your day, can't it?
    Keep up the "new clothes fast" - I'm with you! You're very inspiring, with your great styling ideas.


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