Easy Luxe: Printed Blouse & Black Velvet Leggings

Confession: this is a total copycat outfit.

Last year I saw a girl on the street who I thought looked so cool. She woreย black velvet leggings, ankle boots, leather jacket and chiffon blouse flowing out from underneath it. Even my boyfriend said her outfit looked like something I would wear. I think it’s what really triggered my velvet craze. Her leggings looked so fresh after years of leather leggings. Not that I stopped loving leather leggings, it’s just nice to switch it up.

Sadly, I couldn’t find any until the velvet boom of this season. It was frustrating, especially since I kept on seeing Rumi Neely wearing her gorgeous velvet slip dresses on instagram during the spring. Then this pair was practically thrown in my face and I could finally recreate that perfect outfit. And I don’t feel bad about it.

After all, isn’t fashion one big copycat cycle? And what is street style but a huge source of inspiration? They do say that imitation is the best form of flattery. I mean, as long as you put your own spin on it. I remember the mystery girl wearing a solid black blouse, but I chose my hash print one. She was also wearing leather ankle boots and I chose my shiny textured ones. Even though I wear a lot of black, I don’t often wear it solid from head to toe. I like to add in prints and textures.

I think that’s the key – finding your own signature flair to add to every outfit. Maybe you always wear a certain colour or accessory/piece of jewelry. Like a movie remake or a song cover, the new version always has a different feel. And if you pull it off right, it can turn out pretty good.

Thanks for reading! Have you ever copied someone else’s outfit?

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see my other velvet looks here & here


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Photos by Kirill Tukayev

BLOUSE: GOLDIE LONDON | LEGGINGS: TOPSHOP | HAT: KLING | BOOTS: ANDRE

 

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Women’s Black and White Print Long Sleeve Blouse, Black Velvet Leggings, Black Nubuck Ankle Boots, Black Wool Hat on Lookastic: Black and White Print Long Sleeve Blouse, Black Velvet Leggings, Black Nubuck Ankle Boots, Black Wool Hat

34 Comments

  • Jessi Malay

    Love this simple and chic look! Velvet leggings are such a edgy touch to the overall legging trend. Love how you styled it with the booties and fedora ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • Maria

      Thanks Jessi! I love how they look too, they’re dressy leggings! x

  • Paola

    Cool leggings and lovely blouse!
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    • Maria

      Thanks Paola xx

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    Love how you look!
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    • Maria

      Thanks Monica! x

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  • maray

    Beautiful boots!
    Kisses ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • Maria

      Thank you! x

  • Christina Gliati

    I have copied some outfits before. I don’t think its a bad thing I like it! I love how you styled the velvet leggings. It`s very pretty. Kisses!

    • Maria

      Thanks Christina! Glad I’m not the only one ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Batsheva

    While I haven’t had the pleasure of playing copy cat, I do love looking at street style and finding inspiration from there. I sometimes am that creepy stranger who compliments your outfit when she passes by you on the street. What? I can’t help it! when I see a well crafted piece of artwork, I believe it is my duty to acknowledge it. Also, it feels good when other strangers do the same to me. It’s like someone out there other than your boss noticed your really quirky shoes. And that feels good.

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    • Maria

      Haha well said, though I’m often too shy to give compliments IRL. But I always feel so special when someone does go out of their way to compliment me.

  • Glowyshoes

    You actually nailed the look.. I totally agree with you that fashion is a big world of copycats but then again one can still create his/her distintive style to look different.
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  • Paola

    Have a lovely day Maria!
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    • Maria

      Thanks Paola x

  • Mary

    Iโ€™ve never seen or wore velvet leggings, but Iโ€™ll be changing that very very soon. They look so chic and comfortable. Fashion is totally about copying styles and trends we see. Iโ€™ve copied multiple outfits and been inspired by others. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Maria

      They actually are really comfortable! Velvet is surprisingly cozy and warm.

  • Rytasha

    Love this outfit! especially the hat xx

  • Nevena Krstic

    Really cool outfit! You look great! ๐Ÿ™‚ xx

    • Maria

      Thanks Nevena xx

  • Atsuna Matsui

    Loving this neutral color outfit. I especially love your monochrome blouse here paired with that floppy hat.

    xoxo
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    • Maria

      Thank you! x

  • Dora Toubanaki

    Velvet is everywhere and I love it!
    Gorgeous!
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    • Maria

      Thanks Dora! xx

  • Sharon Wu

    Such a great look babe! Have a wonderful weekend xo, sharon

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    • Maria

      Thanks Sharon, you too x

  • Paola Lauretano

    Ciao Maria, happy WE!
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  • Rina

    How fun are your black velvet leggings! I love them! And you hat adds such a nice touch too! Super stylish babe!

    xoxo Rina
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    • Maria

      Thank you! xx

  • Nataliya

    OMG I remember finding a pair of velvet leggings in a thrift store and immediately snatching them up! When I got home I found out they didn’t fit me too well. ๐Ÿ™ ๐Ÿ™ Booooo. I love the look of velvet leggings! And I’ve totally gotten inspired by Kate Moss way too many times to count LOL.

    xo
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    • Maria

      Aww that sucks! I guess I was lucky then because I was too lazy to try them on in store but they turned out to be perfect. Hope you find a pair that fits! xx

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