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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 says:

    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.

  2. Charlcy L. Green says:

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

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

  3. 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.

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

  4. June Zimmerle says:

    You look sharp…black becomes you.

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

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

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

    1. I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving too!

  7. Love this outfit. Perfect for everyday and especially great for the holidays. Love the new hair style.

    1. Thanks, Judy! This outfit will great for Valentine’s day too. All you have to do is add a touch of red.

  8. Velvet, Curly Hair, Red Lipstick….Perfect look!! Looking hot for the holidays!

    1. Lol! Teresa, you made me laugh!

      1. Love the velvet today!!! Looks great and your hair looks awesome!!!! Love the new style!!!

  9. This outfit is pretty and you look beautiful.

    1. Patti, you are so sweet!

  10. Marilyn Soto says:

    Joe better watch out …… One of these days some big company is going to snatch you up and you are going to be an official model —– seriously Tania these pictures should be in their catalog and on their commercials! You have what it takes for sure …. And a shout out to your photographer.


    1. Marilyn, my daughter in law took the photos, and she is a natural at this. I’ll be sure to tell her that you gave her a compliment.

  11. The velvet pieces are very attractive. Casual yet classy. I especially like your curly hair today. Very flattering!

    1. Thanks, I had my hair done yesterday. I pairing velvet with jeans, it looks great together!

  12. Love you lipstick shade while wearing the velvet. Please share name and brand!

  13. You look beautiful in this outfit, and the modern jacket really ties everything together. Velvet drapes over the body so well and looks especially nice for dressy occasions. I love the way you styled your hair.

    1. Just wait until you see how I styled it next.

  14. You look fantastic in the velvet pant and shell! Love the look

    1. I loved it, so versatile!

  15. Lynn Laudeman says:

    This outfit looks great on you! And I love your hair!

    1. You look marvelous in this outfit. Just stunning! Thanks for making my mornings a little brighter as I enjoy reading your posts. Well done!

      1. Lorie, I am so thrilled that you are loving the outfit!