The Velvet Jacket
This is my kind of jacket! Lightweight, slouchy but not too oversized, and a gorgeous color that’s easy to style.
It’s a perfect marriage of unfussy style and sumptuous color/texture that adds so much to a simple outfit. I’m wearing size Small. For reference, I’m 5’1″ and usually a size 4-6 US. The fabric is a rayon blend, so it breathes. Edited to add: Through Sunday 8/27, you can get 25% off if you’re a Bloomingdale’s card holder, 20% off for other payment types.
And before you holler at me that it’s too hot for a velvet jacket, I just couldn’t wait to share this one. Actually we’ve had a lovely run of cooler weather the past few days and some morning and evening fog. I’ve even been wearing a lightweight utility jacket to walk dogs in the mornings. But I’ve lived in L.A. long enough to know that it’s just a tease. Pretty soon Mother Nature will scatter those clouds, yell “Psych!” and turn up the heat for several more weeks.
This necklace and bracelet are from earlier French Kande collections, and are some of my favorite pieces. I like the mix of soft green stones with the navy velvet. I’ve rolled up the sleeves here but will have them shortened.
These shoes are very comfortable and I always get compliments on them. They’re a nice transitional season option. They’re also available in a beige color.
I promise next week I’ll show you something that’s a little more seasonally appropriate.
Do you have a velvet jacket in your wardrobe? How do you style it?