“Muted or jeweled, pleated or crushed, the velvet trend is going to be red hot this winter,” predicts style blogger Tamlyn Jacobus of Painting in Pink – and we’re inclined to agree.

 We’ve taken style tips from some of our favourite bloggers to put together velvet looks that we love – and everything is available from stores with the RCS shopping network. Check it out below, then let us know on Facebook which your favourite look is.

 

START WITH THE ACCESSORIES

If you don’t feel confident enough to wear a whole velvet garment, just start with the accessories, advises style blogger Candice Bresler of La Belle Blog. “If you're still finding your feet with trying to style it, I'd suggest going for smaller, accent pieces – perhaps velvet boots, velvet trim on a scarf, or a jewel-toned velvet handbag.”

 

 

Velvet cap: R199, Donna
Velvet handbag: R499, Foschini

Bomber jacket: R699, Cotton On

Skinny jeans: R199.99, Jet

Choker top: R199.95, Edgars

 

PICK PIECES THAT WORK WITH THE REST OF YOUR WARDROBE

When choosing new garments to add to your wardrobe, “…stick to deeper shades because they are most likely to go with every item you own,” recommends fashion blogger Mpho Ntlatleng of Fitted Muse. She recommends colours like charcoal black, emerald greens and bold reds.

 

 

Velvet dress: R450, Foschini
Velvet Mary Jane shoes: R599.99, Foschini

Hat: R449, Forever 21

Choker: R129, Cotton On

 

KEEP IT SIMPLE

“Velvet can be hard to pair with other styles if you don’t know what to look for, so keep the styling simple,” advises Ntlatleng. She recommends combining your velvet item with other more simple fabrics to balance the rich texture.

 

 

Crushed velvet leggings: R199, Foschini

High-low top: R249.95, Edgars

Victorian lace-up boot: R599.95, Edgars

 

PICK MODERN COLOURS

Rocking this trend has a lot to do with your colour palette, says fashion blogger Rushda Behardien of RuBe’s Closet. “If you’re scared of looking like a 13th century royal, grab pieces in the latest colours such as nude, dusty pink, mint green, golden yellow or even in a dramatic animal print.”

 

 

Velvet pencil skirt: R199, Superbalist

Beanie: R179, Cotton On

Funnel neck top: R199.95, Edgars

Pink satin jacket: R999.99, Forever 21

 

WEAR STATEMENT FOOTWEAR

Velvet isn’t just for clothes – we’re seeing it in hats, bags and even shoes. “Bring sexy back with a gorgeous pair of velvet thigh-high boots,” recommends fashion blogger Shiara Ackloo of Purple Sunflowers. 

 

 

Velvet over-the-knee boots: R799, Superbalist

Grey fur gilet: R249.99, Jet

Grey oversized pullover: R199.95, Edgars

Skinny jeans: R249.95, Jet

 

LAYER IT UP

“I love a layered grunge look for winter,” says lifestyle blogger Megan Richards of The Authentic Girl. As the colour and texture of velvet is so rich, she recommends keeping shoes and accessories as simple as possible.

 

 

Velvet dress: R499, Superbalist

Velvet rose kaftan: R499, Queenspark

Block heels: R179.99, Jet

 

PICK ITEMS THAT CAN BE DRESSED UP OR DOWN

Velvet isn’t just for smart occasions, notes Behardien. “It is so versatile and able to be worn casually as well as for a glam evening out,” she says, advising that you pick out items that can work for any occasion.

 

 

Velvet leggings: R199, Superbalist

Sequin top: R579, Forever 21

Open-toe boot: R299.99, Jet

 

STAY IN STYLE WITH RCS

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*Prices were correct at time of publication and are subject to change.