Where are my fellow velvet lovers at? This post’s for you.
The velvet trend has shown no signs of slowing, and I couldn’t be more pumped about it! It’s a fabric that can be dressed up or down, either through booties or a pleated midi skirt. I came across this killer jacket right before I left for Moab, and was pumped to take a more casual option with me for the cooler nights out in town with the guys. If you’re looking to step up your game from the traditional black leather moto jacket, this is it. Another cool fact? It’s under $50 and comes in multiple colors.
While I usually invest in quality pieces for outerwear and shoes, I like to add a few trendy and more affordable pieces to my wardrobe each season to keep it stylish. Statement outerwear is number one on my list for winter. If you’re looking for longevity, the moto jacket is an iconic style, making it easy to style season after season. Add crushed velvet to it? You now have the piece of the season!
I’ve also had so much fun styling my Fenty Puma Ankle Strap Cleated Creepers with everything from jeans shorts to jersey dresses this summer. They’re still my number one shoe staple this fall and winter, and pair perfectly with jeans or a wool pencil skirt and a chunky sweater. Can you believe I also took them to Moab and HIKED in them? Moab is known for its fine red clay dust, and these sneakers not only held up to it, they wiped clean as soon as I got home. How’s that for versatility? There is such a thing as doing active things in style, and I’m here to help you find those pieces to do so.
Jacket: Crushed Velvet Moto Jacket in Hunter Green, Forever 21
Top: Natalia Bell Tie Sleeve Plaid Flannel, BeachLunchLounge
Beanie: Pom Beanie (OLD), Forever21, similar here
Jeans: Wedgie Fit Jeans, Levi’s
Sneakers: Ankle Strap Cleated Creeper Sneaker in Black/White, Fenty x Puma
Water Bottle: Spike Jet Waterbottle, Bkr
Primer: Perfect Canvas Serum, c/o Ren Skincare
Foundation: Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation, Fenty Beauty in 210
Highlighter: Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter, Fenty Beauty in Lightning Dust/Fire Crystal
Eyes: Lila Eyeshadow Palette, Natasha Denona
Lips: Lip Color, Tom Ford in Bare Peach
Hair: AIR DRY IT Undone Styling Creme, c/o L’Oreal
Photos by Rachel Radcliffe Photography