Playing with Texture: Metallic and Velvet

Talk about rule-breaking! I’ve gone out on a limb with this fun get-up and I don’t regret it. I saw these silver boots online and thought, “why not?” They’re comfortable and futuristic. I threw on my purple velvet shorts again. (I have to prove that the purchase wasn’t a bad idea, and it isn’t. I just want to wear these often enough to get the cost-per-wear low enough to justify the impulse.)

velvet shorts

turquoise tank

Blazer: Smart Set via Goodwill
Tank: Gifted
Shorts: Lulu’s
Belt: Target
Tights: Target
Socks: Sock Dreams
Boots: Dirty Laundry

The blazer pulls the outfit together. It’s still crazy, but I feel really cutting-edge wearing this. I love the color of the shorts and find the shades of gray tones things down a bit.

I grabbed this tank out of my tank drawer and thought it added the right pop of light-and-bright. I wore this out with my crafting friends, but I’d wear it almost anywhere: shopping, the movies, sightseeing. It’s versatile and relaxed but more interesting than jeans and a T.

silver boots

Do you wear unorthodox outfits? What’s a fashion risk you’ve taken lately?


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5 responses to “Playing with Texture: Metallic and Velvet

  1. I love the boots! It’s winter where I live, so I would probably wear them with black leggings and an oversize knit. I do like taking chances too – but I work as a teacher, and kids are relentless in their honesty, so taking chances means I have to be prepared for the comments! Chance-taking is only on days when I feel up for it… 🙂

  2. An oversize knit would look great! I’ll try that when it gets colder here. Yes, kids can be brutally honest. No filters. So I suppose you’d have to be brave to try new things around them. Then again, sometimes feedback is nice (and hard to get from our well-meaning friends).

  3. carmen

    With your great figure and youthful look, you can pretty much wear anything!! I love the variety of your looks, this one being fun and playful!

  4. Oh man, those velvet pants are way too amazing!

  5. Thanks! Yeah, I couldn’t resist. It’s playful.

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