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

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34 Comments

    1. Maria 28/11/2016 at 17:20

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

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    1. Maria 29/11/2016 at 19:10

      Thanks Paola xx

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    1. Maria 29/11/2016 at 19:10

      Thanks Monica! x

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    1. Maria 29/11/2016 at 19:11

      Thank you! x

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  1. Christina Gliati 29/11/2016 at 11:30

    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!

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    1. Maria 29/11/2016 at 19:11

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

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  2. Batsheva 29/11/2016 at 15:10

    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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    1. Maria 29/11/2016 at 19:12

      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.

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  3. Glowyshoes 29/11/2016 at 23:37

    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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    1. Maria 30/11/2016 at 20:05

      Thanks Paola x

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  4. Mary 30/11/2016 at 10:12

    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™‚

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    1. Maria 30/11/2016 at 20:07

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

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  5. Rytasha 30/11/2016 at 11:54

    Love this outfit! especially the hat xx

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  6. Nevena Krstic 30/11/2016 at 15:22

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

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    1. Maria 30/11/2016 at 20:07

      Thanks Nevena xx

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    1. Maria 01/12/2016 at 16:07

      Thank you! x

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    1. Maria 01/12/2016 at 16:07

      Thanks Dora! xx

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    1. Maria 03/12/2016 at 13:36

      Thanks Sharon, you too x

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  7. Rina 05/12/2016 at 08:48

    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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    1. Maria 05/12/2016 at 17:56

      Thank you! xx

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  8. Nataliya 07/12/2016 at 14:03

    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.

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    1. Maria 07/12/2016 at 19:27

      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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