A few weeks ago I asked readers if there was something in particular they would like to see styled. One of the responses was what to wear with green velvet booties, other than all black. I’ve put together a few looks with how I would wear velvet booties, in any color and any heel height, to get the most mileage this season. The rich texture of velvet elevates many of these outfits with a shot of color and adds freshness and modern edge.
I don’t think it matters much what color the boot is, or if its solid or patterned, but I think it could step in anywhere I would normally gravitate toward black. My go-to outfit of jeans and a blazer, especially one in a menswear inspired fabric, seems like a natural complement to velvet. The subtle sheen and rich color play very nicely with a tweed or plaid. I’d also appreciate the boost from a pop of color boots to contrast with another run-around fave, jeans and a crisp white shirt. And if I feel like tossing on a simple, flowing dress, the sheen and unexpected element from a velvet shoe would add a healthy dose of style.
With my continued attraction to a head to toe denim look, velvet – in any color – would be less predictable than a leather boot and add a bit of funk. The long silhouette over pants look this season is one I’m working on implementing that could also benefit from the unexpected luxe velvet offers.
The sharp contrast of black and white is a forever favorite and I’d like to see a shot of color injected for balance and another interesting layer. The above pieces, with moto-inspired details on the pants and jacket, are grounded and softened from the addition of velvet. Lastly, I would love to see a colored boot paired with any of my long skirts. The subtle sheen from their rich hue peeking out from the hem would be chic and unexpected.