Stripes & Velvet

I’ve jumped on the velvet train.

I’ve said before that I try not to follow trends unless I genuinely like them. I hope you believe me, even though I’ve tried many trends this year (lace-up, cold shoulder, off the shoulder). But I swear I love them all. Same goes for velvet, which is huge even though fall just started. I love a good texture, and velvet looks/feels amazing.

The key to making trends your own is wearing them with old favourites. That’s exactly what I did with thisย stripes & velvet look. I’ve had this blazer for years (surprisingly I haven’t worn it on the blog yet), and I’ve loved stripes and leather for ages. I’m also wearing velvet in the form of combat boots, another item I wear a lot.

I think it’s ok to follow trends, as long as you stay genuine. For example, off the shoulder tops. I’m not into the flowy boho look, so I never got a flowy OTS top (the kind that seemingly 90% ofย girls wore this summer). Instead, I opted for a dark/fitted version that was more me. And I’ll continue to wear it for as long as I like it, even if some magazine declares the style over. Just like I continue to wear hi-lo skirts. I still think they’re pretty!

As for velvet? So far I only have the boots and a dress, and I won’t buy any more velvet thingsย unless they truly amaze me.

Thanks for reading! What do you think of following trends?

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Photos by Doaa Maqladi

BLAZER: ARMANI EXCHANGE | TOP: GAMISS | SHORTS: SAMMYDRESS | BAG: ZAFUL | BOOTS: TOPSHOP | NECKLACE & BRACELET: ALIEXPRESS

SHOP THE LOOK:
Women’s Black Blazer, Black and White Vertical Striped Sleeveless Top, Black Leather Shorts, Burgundy Velvet Ankle Boots on Lookastic: Black Blazer, Black and White Vertical Striped Sleeveless Top, Black Leather Shorts, Burgundy Velvet Ankle Boots

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35 Comments

  1. Winnie 19/09/2016 at 18:54

    I love this look so much!! Your photos are amazing too by the way, love it all!

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    1. Maria 21/09/2016 at 18:59

      Thank you! x

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    1. Maria 21/09/2016 at 18:59

      Thanks, I love back details ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Maria 21/09/2016 at 19:00

      Thanks Dora! They are great boots!

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    1. Maria 21/09/2016 at 19:00

      Thanks Paola! x

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    1. Maria 21/09/2016 at 19:00

      Thank you ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Maria 21/09/2016 at 19:01

      Thanks and right back at you beauty x

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  2. Neguine Boustantchi 21/09/2016 at 01:35

    Love love love this outfit babe!!! Its just perfect! Love the cut of that blazer on you! Yes to wearing it more often!! I am not very pro trends, I always try to stay away from them ( You won’t see me wearing pink and tutu this year) but from time to time I fall and I am not ashamed of it! Like I can’t take my Stan Smith off, so I guess if I fall it is to wear them during a long time and not just as a trend which is just like you ๐Ÿ™‚

    Love you sweetie!!

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    1. Maria 21/09/2016 at 19:02

      Thanks Neguine! I wear it pretty often for work and stuff just have never shot it for whatever reason. That’s good! You clearly really love them ๐Ÿ™‚ xx

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  3. Christina Gliati 21/09/2016 at 08:16

    I just love this outfit. It`s so you! I am not ctazy when it comes to trends but it there is something I like very much and suits me, then I wear it! Kisses!

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    1. Maria 21/09/2016 at 19:03

      Thanks Christina! I think that’s the right attitude, fit is also so important! xx

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  4. Christina Gliati 21/09/2016 at 08:19

    I meant I am not crazy … and if there is something
    Kisses!

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    1. Maria 21/09/2016 at 19:03

      Thanks Alice! x

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  5. Stylehue 21/09/2016 at 16:06

    You look so cool in this outfit, and I agree with you on not following trends. But yeah I guess we kinda have to follow a little, since they are sold in stores and we see them, and like u say fall in love with them.
    I really want to try velvet shoes <3

    xo
    http://style-hue.com/

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    1. Maria 21/09/2016 at 19:05

      Thanks! I think that’s also a part of it, you start seeing something so much eventually you want it for yourself too. Velvet shoes are great, especially if just want a little bit of velvet in your outfit ๐Ÿ™‚ x

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  6. Araceli 22/09/2016 at 06:49

    Beautiful pictures! Really love your outfit ๐Ÿ™‚ xAraceli

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    1. Maria 22/09/2016 at 17:27

      Thank you! xx

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    1. Maria 22/09/2016 at 17:27

      Thanks Carina ๐Ÿ™‚ xx

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  7. Nataliya Ogle 22/09/2016 at 10:17

    These velvet boots really caught my attention when you posted them on IG!! I’m with you on trends: I refuse to buy things because they’re trendy. I will, however, buy trendy items I know I’m going to wear whether they’re trendy or not.

    That said, I absolutely LOVE velvet, and luckily I scooped up a bunch of velvet pieces when they went on sale in previous season (yay for looking ahead and staying vigilant!!) and people were still scooping up fringe jeans.

    I’m looking forward to wearing the pieces out a lot more!

    xo
    N
    Style Tomes ||ST on IG

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    1. Maria 22/09/2016 at 17:29

      Thanks! As soon as I saw them I knew I had to have them. Nice!! I used to have a velvet jacket a long time ago but I can’t remember what happened to it ๐Ÿ™ So far I just have the boots and a dress but if I find a nice pair of leggings or jeans I’ll buy them, I’ve been wanting some for a while xx

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