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RED VELVET: IT’S NOT SO BAD AFTER ALL

Many people will say they have a love-hate relationship with the giant wave of velvet that infiltrated the Spring and Fall runways this year. For those who love to engage in the latest trends, there will be no escaping red velvet fever.

As tricky as it might seem to pull off, velvet pairs surprisingly well with a variety of materials. Check out these styling tips below for both a coat and a dress.

While Abbey Lee adds a print with one of her signature handbags, we incorporated a floral frock instead. Khakis, olives, and browns look great if your velvet piece is more of a dark plum or maroon.

VELVET TRENCH COAT, $89 at Spiegel

FLORAL DRESS, $78 at Urban Outfitters

QUILTED HANDBAG, $70 at Mango

GRAY OPAQUE TIGHTS, $15 at Express

BASIC ANKLE BOOTIES, $100 at Free People

This Facehunter muse adds the unexpected element of denim to her ensemble. The outfit below is a great way to attain a slightly moody look.

VELVET DRESS: $42 at American Apparel

DENIM MOTO VEST: $87.50 at The Outnet

CROSS NECKLACE: $4.80 at Forever 21

STRIPED TIGHTS: $42 at Bergdorf Goodman

LOW HEEL: $100 at Mango

PLUM LIPSTICK: $7.69 at Target

 

For solid red pieces, as seen in the above examples, black and gold will balance the boldness.