Velvet essentials – do they include a pair of boots?
I’m hopeful they do.
What is it about velvet that seduces me so?
It truly does, whether it is clothing, boots or interiors. I am a massive velvet fan.
Yes, it is the texture; the richness of shade and the pleasure to touch but it is also the familiarity I love about velvet. It reminds me of times past, happy times and childhood memories. I can practically recall the velvet pieces from different homes and wardrobes.
Memory is a strange companion and particularly when it comes to the senses. The touch of velvet brings to mind our childhood home – my mother went overboard with the velvet throw pillows – I have inherited her habit. Let’s not start on the velvet curtains, they are dancing before my eyes this morning, but I can’t quite conjure up their whereabouts. It was probably a relative’s home and childhood holidays.
This season there are many velvet boots on offer. I am a fan and can see the beauty their texture can add to a simple outfit. They cast sheen that a leather or suede doesn’t and they also suggest an element of cosy. I like the shades of grey and burgundy velvet I have been seeing; unlike leopard print, I don’t think there can be too much velvet. Velvet and denim is a winning combination – especially these blue velvets booties – when worn together.
Velvet boots, booties in particular- the ones that come up just past the ankle – look fabulous with dresses. Try them on with the sweater dresses we talked about and even a simple sheath style. A tailored man style blazer, a pinstripe fabric would look beautiful with a burgundy or navy velvet.
I’ve found the best velvets this morning and I don’t think we need to look at only the designer brands when it comes to these.
Some pairs are more dash than cash but it doesn’t mean they won’t make a splash. xv
“Get The Boot”
(scroll through the colours once the page is opened, the velvets don’t automatically show on first click)