The party season calls for some glamorous, head-turning outfits, and what better way to achieve this than by wearing velvet? For the best looks, check out our style guide on what to wear with a velvet blazer!
Velvet blazers are elegant items of clothing that can be worn as part of formal looks, business attire or partywear. They have a rich look and feel, which makes them ideal for special occasions that call for something more dressy than your usual shirt and jeans.
A staple of the Holiday season, you can also whip out a velvet blazer during this time for daytime looks, as well as Christmas party outfits to add a contemporary touch to your look.
If you’re looking for chic and casual ways to wear your velvet blazer this season, we have just the perfect tips for you in this article.
Below, we rounded up our favorite velvet blazer outfit ideas that you can easily recreate with a few pieces from your wardrobe. These looks are perfect for the party season, so if you’re looking to get inspired, keep reading!
What To Wear With A Velvet Blazer
1. Satin Slip Dresses
Satin slip dresses are especially popular among wedding guests, and if you’re looking to spice up your look for the colder season, you can always layer up with a velvet suit jacket.
This is a chic outfit idea that gives off a polished, smart look. And even if you’re not going to a wedding anytime soon, you can also wear this outfit for a dressy everyday look.
Complete the outfit with a pair of nude pumps or your favorite block heels.
2. Denim Jeans
Although velvet jackets are usually worn for dressy events, you can also incorporate them into your casual wardrobe – starting with your favorite jeans.
The laid-back nature of jeans will help balance out the dressier top and provide you with a casual outfit that’s appropriate for any occasion, whether it’s a date night or just hanging out on the weekend.
You can wear anything underneath, such as a black tank top, button-down shirt, or plain white tee, or opt for a sparkly rhinestone top if you’re dressing for an evening out.
3. Leather Pants
Leather pants and leggings are a great way to add some edge to your look, and they’re also a great piece to add to your work wardrobe. The contrast between these two materials makes for an interesting look, and one that will turn heads for all the right reasons.
Since black leather pants are easy to style, you can take more risks with the color of your blazer. We especially love jewel-toned velvet blazers like emerald green, burgundy or royal blue velvet blazers paired with a neutral top underneath. This is a classic Christmas party look, and it works every time!
4. Sheer Tights
For a super chic Saint Laurent-inspired look, go for a blazer dress (or an oversized blazer if you have one), and wear it with sheer tights. For added glam, you can also opt for a pair with rhinestones crystals, stars, or if you love a good logo, a pair of designer tights with the Gucci print.
For this look, we recommend a pair of black Mary Janes or a knee-high boots for something more daring, or a pair of pumps or loafers for a more streamlined look. If it gets too chilly, wrap a cashmere or silk scarf around your neck that can also double as an accessory.
5. Monochrome + Pop Of Color
If you have a colorful blazer, the easiest look to go for is a monochrome one underneath your blazer. While all-black is a classic option to turn to, you can also choose any other neutral that you prefer, whether that’s beige, white, or even khaki green.
Again, a striking jewel-toned blazer would work best for the party season, so go for a dark burgundy velvet blazer or a navy one if you can. We’re sure that you will turn heads the moment you step inside the bar!
6. Tulle Skirts
In the world of fashion, tulle skirts add a whimsical and playful vibe. They’re lightweight and breezy, so they’re ideal for spring and summertime dressing, but combined with a velvet blazer, they’ll also look great in the colder months.
You can pair them with a tee or a camisole for a laid-back take on femininity that feels effortless but still looks put together. Finally, top the look off with a velvet blazer that is in the same color family as your skirt.
7. Statement Belts
A belt is a great way to tie your outfit together, and it helps give your outfit some shape since blazers can make you look boxy if they’re not fitted right.
A statement belt buckle can do wonders, so be sure to pick a good one like this super chic Gucci leather belt.
8. Sequin Skirts
A sequin skirt is another great option to pair with a velvet blazer, especially if you’re going to be attending a holiday party soon. Sequins are so festive and fun, but at the same time, they don’t detract from the sophisticated look of the blazer.
For a simple yet classy look, try wearing a simple black sequin skirt with a dressy button-down shirt, a black velvet blazer, and a pair of sleek black heels. This look is super chic and put together!
9. Velvet On Velvet
Finally, if you really want to make a statement, why not go for a full velvet suit? This look is perfect for black tie events and a great alternative if you don’t want to show up in a dress.
Simply style your velvet blazer with matching velvet pants, making sure the colors either match perfectly or at the very least, are from the same color family. This way, your pantsuit will have more impact!
And there you have it! These 9 looks are our favorite ways to style a velvet blazer for different occasions during the party season. If you’re still looking for more fashion tips and inspiration, check the posts down below.