Velvet is one of the key trends this season and it’s a fabric I happen to love. It’s tactile, rich and warm and the perfect choice for the party season. However, it’s easy to style and more versatile than you might think. This teal velvet swing dress is from Hobbs. You might remember that I styled it casually with purple knee boots in early autumn. It shows that every fabric, even those more usually associated with evening wear, can easily be worn during the day. This was an evening occasion though, dinner at Stirk House with Sally which you can read about in my previous post, so I added sparkly tights and statement earrings.
Velvet Swing Dress With Sparkling Rainbow Accessories
The teal is a beautiful colour, and although it’s rich enough to hold its own, I wanted to add a little rainbow sparkle. It is party season after all. The multi-coloured glitter clutch is from Boden and is three or four years old and I never tire of using it. (There are some fabulous glittery clutches here in M&S, here in Next, and here in Ted Baker). The super peridot Swarovski cocktail ring is from Lisa, (The Sequinist’s) shop.
The rainbow Swarovski crystal earrings are the Abracadabra from Eternal Collection. You might remember that I wore them and the matching rainbow necklace with a little green dress recently. I knew when I chose them that the gorgeous myriad of colours makes them the perfect accompaniment to so many outfits.
How amazing are these fabulous Aurora tights by Pierre Mantoux? They’re stunning and elevate this velvet swing dress into something very eye-catching. (* Use code BLACK on Black Friday to get 15% off and CYBER on Monday to get 10% off everything across the UK Tights website which is where my tights are from)
I don’t have a single pair of plain black heels, they’re either sparkly or embellieshed in some other way. As much as I wanted to add sparkle and shine to the outfit, I didn’t want overkill. I do however have some plain boots. These black ankle boots with gold accents are simple and elegant. I like them so much that I also have them in grey which I wore with coated leggings. They also come in a vibrant red. This shape of boot works with a lot of styles so is a good wardrobe addition and is a flattering cut because it shows off the slimmest part of the ankle.
And here it all is in action!
Thank you to Poppy for taking the photographs in a mad rush after school before it went dark and to Sally for taking the one above.
This isn’t a sponsored post but my dress was a gift from Hobbs and the tights were a gift from UK Tights. Thank you for supporting those brands that support What Lizzy Loves.