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Passages After 50

Velvet has made its way back into the spotlight for the fall and winter seasons. You may already have velvet  in your closet so get out those chic dresses and pants and belts and get them back into your wardrobe rotation.

Velvet is beautiful. A velvet top or accent piece can really dress up an outfit. It oozes luxury and adds texture and dimension to your look. It provides a little extra flair to a basic black skirt or pants, but on its own the fabric can add a fun or bold look to the darker jewel tones of fall and winter pieces.

Of course if you already tossed all your beloved velvet because you thought there was no way you’d be seeing velvet back in the limelight, tons of designers are making fabulous pieces that you can add to your fall and winter repertoire.


Wide-leg pants and skirts in a variety of cuts can all be found in velvet this season.

Left: HOBBS LONDON Lorrie Velvet Midi Skirt – Buy it here: $375 | Bloomingdale’s
Center:  Vince Camuto Velvet Wide Leg Pants – Buy it here: $129 | Lord & Taylor
Right:  Vince Camuto Crushed Velvet Pencil Skirt – Buy it here: $69 | Dillard’s


Pairing a short-sleeved velvet blouse with a blazer or a sweater is a quick way to dress up jeans and give a casual look a chic feel. And not all velvet has to be dark this season! Blush is very popular and can be paired with navy and maroon to give a more fall-ish feel. And you know I love a good-oversized shirt, darlings, so consider a velvet tunic as an alternative to a blouse! You can pair it with tighter fitting jeans or even leggings or tights!

Left: Vince Velvet Tee – Buy it here: $275 | Bloomingdale’s
Center:  Loft Velvet Turtleneck Swing Tee – Buy it here: $49.50 | Loft
Right:  Marc New York Performance – Velvet Performance Top Buy it here: $36 | Lord & Taylor

Left: Calvin Klein Mixed Media Top- Buy it here: $51.67 | Bloomingdale’s
Right:  Vince Velvet Shirt Dress – Buy it here: $425 | Bloomingdale’s


Whether structured or free-flowing, velvet as a jacket accent can really bring a look into the fall or winter season.

Left: Lauren Ralph Lauren Velvet Blazer – Buy it here: $245 | Bloomingdale’s
Center:  Eileen Fisher Shawl Collar Velvet Duster Jacket – Buy it here: $378 | Bloomingdale’s
Right: Tahari Arthur S. Levine Floral Velvet Jacket – Buy it here: $139 | Lord & Taylor


If you don’t want to commit to a full item of clothing or would like to incorporate velvet into many of your ensembles consider a scarf or a belt.

Left: Harrison Morgan Chrysanthemum Velvet-Border Stole – Buy it here: $270 | Neiman Marcus
Center:  Rebecca Minkoff Sienna Velvet Belt- Buy it here: $58 | ShopBop.com
Right: Collection 18 Velvet to Knit Infinity Scarf –  Buy it here: $32 | Dillard’s


Velvet purses are a great way to add a removable pop of texture. Consider a fun or bold color or pattern.

Left: Faith Paradise Velvet Cross Body Bag – Buy it here: $46 | Asos
Right:  Rebecca Minkoff Leo Crushed Velvet Envelope Purse – Buy it here: $95 | Sak’s Fifth Avenue


What is more classic than a velvet dress? And I am loving these blue velvet pieces as opposed to the more common black velvet ensemble.

Left: T Tahari Maureen Velvet Faux-Wrap Dress-  Buy it here: $98 | Bloomingdale’s
Right: Karen Kane Plus Velvet Bell-Sleeve Dress – Buy it here: $138 | Bloomingdale’s

What do you think, dear readers? Are you ready to take on the velvet trend? Let me know in the comments or send me a message on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.

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October 12, 2017


How to embrace the velvet trend for fall and winter

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  1. Karen Brookshire-Jackson says:

    Can’t do velvet here in the Deep South just yet. It’s still as hot as “blue blazes”! We may see it in January or February, when we have a “touch” of winter. ???? Love your selections, especially the floral jacket. Enjoy those cool Chicago days!

    • Susan "Honey" Good says:

      I love florals on ‘everything..’ I have read that velvet is ‘a go’ in summer. Check me out. Thank you for writing to me. Warmly, Honey

  2. Janet says:

    Not a chance, wore velvet growing up in the 60’s, complete with hand made pill boxes, nope, never again

  3. judy h. says:

    Good evening Susan, thank you for yet another great post. I don’t know why or how velvet came to be the ugly stepchild of fashion designers, fashion trend followers and many consumers. Like anything else, velvet overdone is well…overdone! I have enjoyed a piece or three of velvet in my wardrobe for many years. I don’t know what I would do without those pieces! Thirty years ago, I purchased a simple black velvet jacket at an upscale resale shop. The jacket, with its prominent Bullocks-Wilshire silk label (they did love to do that) still had the tags on it! That jacket has seen me through 30 years of fall, winter and early spring events and sometimes has dressed up a white button up shirt and my Levi’s! I baby that jacket as I would a newborn; it is indispensible.
    I love the velvet styles you have featured on this post, I saw a couple of skirts I want to be mine. I’m so happy you love velvet too.

    • Susan "Honey" Good says:

      I have a velvet jacket that I have kept for years. And pants, a burgundy stole and a sleeves deep blue top. You gave me a great idea…to wear my velvet jacket with Levi’s. I am going to do just that. Thank you, Judy. Warmly, Honey

  4. SoCalAllison says:

    Great! Have a size 3x black velvet skirt to donate to my favorite charity boutique! So some lucky gal will be in style as I seek a new one in size 14!

  5. Lisa Rubin says:

    Hi Honey, I’m still renovating ( it’s a gut renovation) the Manhattan co-op on East End Avenue. We finally got a sink! Now in the market for some new furniture, yet don’t want to do a full-on mid-century modern look. Still, I always wanted a velvet chair, which will complement the cognac leather couches we have on order. The barrel chairs, the Chesterfields and settees all look striking in rich colored velvet, many have clean and modern lines. I’ll keep you posted!

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