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HOW TO WEAR VELVET FOR THE HOLIDAYS AND BEYOND

Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old is Holiday festive in a black velvet tank top and jeggings from Chico's

Velvet is a material that is rich, sumptuous, and elegant looking. It is a perfect choice for black-tie affairs and any special occasion, including the holidays. However, many people make the mistake of thinking that velvet is “only” for a special occasion, and they miss out on wearing this gorgeous material year-round. Here are some ways to wear velvet for the holidays and beyond.

This post is sponsored by Chico’s, and I will receive compensation, but the opinions expressed are my own.

Velvet is definitely a holiday favorite, but you can take today’s outfit and wear it all winter long, and the top even into the summer. The key to wearing velvet beyond the holidays is to mix the materials. I am decked out in head to toe velvet, but wearing each of these pieces separately will completely change the look.

This Travelers Collection Velvet Tank is beautiful and will be perfect for the approaching holidays. I can see carving a turkey wearing this top and a pair of jeans. This tank would look perfect standing in front of your Christmas tree or ringing in the New Year with a glass of Champagne, and this top is bound to make 2021 a fabulous year. But, I can also see myself wearing this tank with a pair of jeans this spring, a skirt for a lunch date, or even with shorts and a cardigan this summer. I am wearing a size 1 in this black velvet tank (also available in blue), which fits me perfectly!

Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old is festive under a tree with fall leaves in a black velvet tank top and jeggings from Chico's

The gray/black animal print velveteen jacket looks great with the tank, and it would look fabulous with jeans or faux-leather pants. This jacket is a classic style, but the animal print and velveteen material is a modern and chic twist. The jacket runs true to size, and I am wearing a size 1 in the jacket. This size is still roomy, and I won’t have any problem adding a long-sleeve turtleneck to this look.

Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old is wearing a black velvet tank top and an animal print jacket from Chico's

Jewelry that can look dressy and casual at the same time is hard to find. So, when I run across pieces like this convertible crystal beaded ball necklace and matching earrings, I grab them. I thought the crystal beaded balls were a great play on the dropping of the ball for New Year’s Eve, but the versatility of the set is why I wanted to show them to all of you. The necklace can be easily shortened so that you can wear it with any neckline.

Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old is wearing black velvet jeggings from Chico's

I can’t tell you how much I love these black velvet jeggings! The jeggings look dressy and festive because of the material, but they still fit and feel like you are wearing your favorite jeans. How cute would these jeggings be with a denim jacket? For New Year’s Eve, throw on a cashmere sweater and sparkly jewelry, and you are all set for the evening. I ordered a size 1 in these jeggings because I was afraid that they might run small. However, they are true to size, and I could have sized down to my usual .5 size. The jeggings also come in several colors, and I will give you a heads up… I also ordered these in red.

Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old is wearing a black velvet tank top, an animal print velveteen jacket, and black velvet jeggings from Chico's

To give you an idea of items that I would wear with velvet beyond the holidays, I came up with this list.

Beaded Girlfriend Jeans

Denim Jacket 

Ombre-Print Cardigan

Studded cardigan sweater

Fur Lined Wrap

Silk Print Ruana

Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old is showered with leaves in a black velvet tank top, an animal print jacket, and black velvet jeggings from Chico's

I appreciate Chico’s for sponsoring this post and allowing me to tell all of my friends about their beautiful and unique clothing line.

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  1. Janet Williams wrote:

    I must admit I have been keeping velvet for special occasions which means I hardly ever wear it. What a shame! I need to haul my velvet pieces out and reinvent them.

    Posted 11.22.20 Reply
  2. Charlcy L. Green wrote:

    Ooh how I love this look! SO classy and attractive! Your hair looks beautiful too!

    Posted 11.21.20 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      Thanks, Charlcy! I think velvet is elegant and classy looking too.!

      Posted 11.21.20 Reply
  3. Gina wrote:

    Tania, loved this post because I love wearing velvet with jeans and … You gave me some ideas.
    P.S. I ordered the collagen powder and can’t wait to try it.

    Posted 11.21.20 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      I love wearing velvet with jeans too! I hope you love the powder.

      Posted 11.21.20 Reply
  4. June Zimmerle wrote:

    You look sharp…black becomes you.

    Posted 11.21.20 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      Thanks, June!

      Posted 11.21.20 Reply
  5. I love this outfit on you! I think tho, I will be in sweats or other athleisure for the holidays this year.

    Posted 11.21.20 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      I’ll wear yoga pants and leggings all of the other days, but on Thanksgiving, I’ll dress up some.!

      Posted 11.21.20 Reply
  6. Anne wrote:

    You look so gorgeous in that outfit, it truly suits you! Love your curled hair, just beautiful. Have a wonderful thanksgiving:)

    Posted 11.21.20 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving too!

      Posted 11.21.20 Reply
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