Over the years editing fashion pages I’ve slowly seen velvet establish a name for itself beyond the party season and become a strong autumn wardrobe staple – and rightly so. The luxe fabric is as festive as a sequin and has also held it’s own as a strong alternative to the high shine glitz that is usually saved for office parties. But it’s also extremely wearable during the day as I have discovered lately.
I must admit I wasn’t always a fan of the feel of velvet but this season has altered that opinion and I recently got these boots from Dorothy Perkins in my favourite colour way, grey. In my former life I would have kept them for a night out or an after work do but now that my diary of evening events (or any events that aren’t baby related or after 7pm for that matter) are pretty sparse these days I have stopped saving pieces for those special occasions. Also I can pretty much guarantee that anything I do save for best will be ruined by snot, sick or pureed food within seconds of putting it on.
Now part of my everyday attire the silvery, shimmery grey works with everything I own while they are low enough to run around after Daisy so they have quickly become my go-to pair of shoes. It has also been fun mixing a more glamorous item such as these boots with my regular mummy uniform and I fully intend to welcome more velvet pieces into my wardrobe.
Here are my favourite velvet buys to dress up or down available now: