Campus style: velvet

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Kate Moss in a crushed velvet jacket – 1998

 

I truly never thought that I would see fashions from the 1990s coming back in 2016, but many of the trends for this season are inspired by the best aspects of that decade. As a girl in college, I see 90s trends everywhere. From crop tops and mom jeans, to chokers and slip dresses, these styles are the go-to for a stylish night-out look. Another amazing style from the 90s that I am seeing young women wear is velvet and crushed velvet. At first I was a bit horrified, as it reminded me of the dreadful velvet gaucho pants I used to wear as a child. But as I see trendsetters like Danielle Bernstein rock this fabric, the updated version is actually pretty sexy.

There are dozens of different ways to wear velvet, but remember when wearing this bold trend, try to keep it to a minimum. This means wearing one article of clothing that is made out of this luxurious material. Also, it looks fantastic when you keep the rest of the outfit simple and let the velvet make the statement.

Whether you’re willing to try this trend with a simple velvet choker or crushed velvet thigh-high boots, gather some inspiration from the styles below!

Forever 21 Velvet Lace-Up Mini Skirt

Forever 21 Velvet Halter Bodysuit 

Urban Outfitters Velvet Fit + Flare Romper

Steve Madden Velvet Ankle Booties 

Frasier Sterling Midnight Moon Velvet Choker

Crosswalk Leopard Velvet Ankle Bootie

Ivory Velvet Thigh-High Boots

Midnight Oil Velvet Jumpsuit

Free People Velvet Jumper

Free People Burnout Velvet Pants

 

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1970’s Glamour is Back and Better Than Ever

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Jagger, Bianca (1978) Ref: XJA019AA Photo Credit: [ The Kobal Collection ]

You’ve probably have noticed that, whether you love it or not, styles of the 1970s have been recently popping up into modern day. This season, it’s all about the glamorous ‘70s styles that icons like Cher, Bianca Jagger, and Jerry Hall rocked back in the day. Platforms, metallic, flares, suede, and fluttered layers flooded the runways this past season. These styles can create amazing night-out outfits for this coming fall season. If glitz doesn’t fit your taste, don’t shy away from this trend! There are many ways to incorporate individual pieces to step up a basic outfit, without all the flash.

Click the links below to shop some of the styles.

Faux Fur Coat from Zara

Long Printed Dress from Zara

Navy Suede Platform Heels from Revolve

Red Velvet Dress from Zara

Suede Flares from Free People