casual office style Oct 5, 2017

TREND MEMO DAY 9: VELVET

New York fashion blogger Mary Orton of Memorandum wears cut out long sleeve turtleneck by ALC, Veronica Beard velvet gold tuxedo wide leg trousers, Tory Burch multi jewel toned handbag and Amber Sceats sculptural gold earrings

MARIGOLD CUT-OUT TURTLENECK: c/o A.L.C.  |  VELVET TUXEDO PANTS: Veronica Beard (sold out in gold, but virtually identical dupe HERE!) |  PEEP-TOE MULES: old, similar HERE  |  MULTI JEWEL-TONED BAG: Tory Burch  |  SCULPTURAL EARRINGS: Amber Sceats

Taking the number 9 spot in our Trend Memo Series is the trend that’s probably already blowing up your Instagram feed—VELVET.  Back with a vengeance from last year’s quick entrance on the scene, the velvets of this season are more elevated than ever before.  We’re talking velvet suits, dresses, full-length dusters, block-heel pumps and even velvet hair ties (which I’m totally digging, BTW).


Before we dive in, one game-changing PSA: Today’s cut-out sweater and these perfect A.L.C. gold velvet trousers are from Neiman Marcus’s killer CUSP lineChic week at Neiman is happening RIGHT NOW, so all CUSP items are 25% off through October 8th with code CHICWEEK.  If you haven’t checked out the CUSP collection before, let me be the first to tell you that it is to die for, so hop to!


New York fashion blogger Mary Orton of Memorandum wears cut out long sleeve turtleneck by ALC, Veronica Beard velvet gold tuxedo wide leg trousers, Tory Burch multi jewel toned handbag and Amber Sceats sculptural gold earringsNew York fashion blogger Mary Orton of Memorandum wears cut out long sleeve turtleneck by ALC, Veronica Beard velvet gold tuxedo wide leg trousers, Tory Burch multi jewel toned handbag and Amber Sceats sculptural gold earringsNew York fashion blogger Mary Orton of Memorandum wears cut out long sleeve turtleneck by ALC, Veronica Beard velvet gold tuxedo wide leg trousers, Tory Burch multi jewel toned handbag and Amber Sceats sculptural gold earrings New York fashion blogger Mary Orton of Memorandum wears cut out long sleeve turtleneck by ALC, Veronica Beard velvet gold tuxedo wide leg trousers, Tory Burch multi jewel toned handbag and Amber Sceats sculptural gold earrings


This cut-out turtleneck by A.L.C. is easily one of my favorite purchases of the season, and while I love me a chic monochromatic look, just wait ’til you try this sucker on with blue jeans.  With a bold cherry red lip, the color combo is dynamite.  Marigold yellows are an ENORMOUS color trend this season—part of the emphasis on all things jewel-toned—and when it comes to the color of the season, they are definitely in the running for the number one spot… err… the gold, if you will.


New York fashion blogger Mary Orton of Memorandum wears cut out long sleeve turtleneck by ALC, Veronica Beard velvet gold tuxedo wide leg trousers, Tory Burch multi jewel toned handbag and Amber Sceats sculptural gold earrings New York fashion blogger Mary Orton of Memorandum wears cut out long sleeve turtleneck by ALC, Veronica Beard velvet gold tuxedo wide leg trousers, Tory Burch multi jewel toned handbag and Amber Sceats sculptural gold earrings New York fashion blogger Mary Orton of Memorandum wears cut out long sleeve turtleneck by ALC, Veronica Beard velvet gold tuxedo wide leg trousers, Tory Burch multi jewel toned handbag and Amber Sceats sculptural gold earrings


You’d be hard-pressed not to notice that the top trends this season inter-mix like conjoined twins.  Today’s opulent Veronica Beard velvet tuxedo pants are a beautiful melange of today’s featured velvet trend with two other standouts of this series: yesterday’s jewel tones and the luxe leisure trend from Day 2.  With sporty rock-out vibes and pajama feels, these luscious beauties are as comfortable as they are beautiful.  Everybody and their sister must agree, because unfortunately the marigold is sold out EVERYWHERE (you can still snag them in black), but these gold A.L.C. trousers are the perfect dupe.


New York fashion blogger Mary Orton of Memorandum wears cut out long sleeve turtleneck by ALC, Veronica Beard velvet gold tuxedo wide leg trousers, Tory Burch multi jewel toned handbag and Amber Sceats sculptural gold earrings New York fashion blogger Mary Orton of Memorandum wears cut out long sleeve turtleneck by ALC, Veronica Beard velvet gold tuxedo wide leg trousers, Tory Burch multi jewel toned handbag and Amber Sceats sculptural gold earrings


Continuing on the jewel tones vibe, cue this to. die. for. Tory Burch chain-link bag (also here in a beautiful black and blue combo).  I warned you yesterday that you’d be seeing a lot of this sucker, and I wasn’t kidding.  Also on the accessory front, sculptural earrings are trending big time, and it doesn’t get any better than these stunning Amber Sceats beauties.  I’m also eyeing up these babies which are on sale!


New York fashion blogger Mary Orton of Memorandum wears cut out long sleeve turtleneck by ALC, Veronica Beard velvet gold tuxedo wide leg trousers, Tory Burch multi jewel toned handbag and Amber Sceats sculptural gold earrings New York fashion blogger Mary Orton of Memorandum wears cut out long sleeve turtleneck by ALC, Veronica Beard velvet gold tuxedo wide leg trousers, Tory Burch multi jewel toned handbag and Amber Sceats sculptural gold earrings


As mentioned, it’s a great time to round out your fall wardrobe and score some trendy fall pieces on major sale during Neiman Marcus’s crazy Cusp sale that ends on Sunday!  I’ve got this velvet stunner in my shopping cart right now.  If there’s a more beautiful blazer on the market, I dare you to find it.  When shopping the Cusp sale, don’t forget to use code CHICWEEK for the 25% off!!


New York fashion blogger Mary Orton of Memorandum wears cut out long sleeve turtleneck by ALC, Veronica Beard velvet gold tuxedo wide leg trousers, Tory Burch multi jewel toned handbag and Amber Sceats sculptural gold earrings New York fashion blogger Mary Orton of Memorandum wears cut out long sleeve turtleneck by ALC, Veronica Beard velvet gold tuxedo wide leg trousers, Tory Burch multi jewel toned handbag and Amber Sceats sculptural gold earrings


WEAR TO WORK

  • This elegant sheath dress is the perfect way to incorporate velvet into your work wardrobe.  It would look perfect with a classic black blazer on top, or even better, layer a classic white long-sleeve button down underneath and leather waist belt.
  • I’m in LOVE with these wide-leg trousers. The classic cut and expert tailoring make these pants a great investment piece that you’ll wear over and over again.  If you’re looking for a more affordable alternative, check out these under $100 straight-leg pants!
  • If you’re looking to add a subtle touch of velvet, don’t miss this gorgeous barrette!
  • If you’re as down with jewel tones as I am, don’t miss this tailored velvet blazer
  • If you’re into velvet footwear, check out these stunning bow slides in navy and black…
  • This long-sleeve turtleneck is perfect for pairing with a classic blazer and trousers for a killer wear-everyday ensemble.
  • This gorg satin-trimmed midi skirt can take you from the office to a special night out in no time flat.

New York fashion blogger Mary Orton of Memorandum wears cut out long sleeve turtleneck by ALC, Veronica Beard velvet gold tuxedo wide leg trousers, Tory Burch multi jewel toned handbag and Amber Sceats sculptural gold earringsNew York fashion blogger Mary Orton of Memorandum wears Veronica Beard velvet gold tuxedo wide leg trousers and Tory Burch multi jewel toned handbag


BRB, OUT OF OFFICE

 


New York fashion blogger Mary Orton of Memorandum wears cut out long sleeve turtleneck by ALC, Veronica Beard velvet gold tuxedo wide leg trousers, Tory Burch multi jewel toned handbag and Amber Sceats sculptural gold earringsNew York fashion blogger Mary Orton of Memorandum wears cut out long sleeve turtleneck by ALC, Veronica Beard velvet gold tuxedo wide leg trousers, Tory Burch multi jewel toned handbag and Amber Sceats sculptural gold earrings


MY FAVORITE VELVET PICKS OF THE SEASON

 


CHECK OUT THE REST OF THE TREND MEMO SERIES!


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9 Responses to TREND MEMO DAY 9: VELVET

  1. This has to be one of my favorite looks of yours yet! I’m literally crushing on these pants. I wish they were sold out in that color because I would totally buy them! And you paired them well with the mustard yellow colored top! I just love it!

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  2. Natali says:

    Your pants and bag are superb pieces! This is such a dreamy and perfect for Fall outfit!

    https://lartoffashion.com

  3. Ireeny says:

    Love this outfit so much! Could you do a post or YouTube video on appropriate office/client holiday party outfits including the on trend velvet?

    Thanks!

  4. Amy Tingle says:

    Loving all things velvet this season! I’m intrigued by the sailor velvet pants and under $100 velvet trousers that you mentioned in the bulleted lists but I can’t seem to access the links for them. I would love it if you could point me in the right direction. Thanks!

  5. Denise Y. Ross says:

    Ah Mary, you’ve done it again. I lived through the 70s but I don’t remember them being this cool and polished. I absolutely love the color and cut of these pants! The tuxedo stripe is a superb addition! So sad they’re sold out.

  6. Those colors look absolutely gorgeous on you! x

    chevrons & éclairs

  7. Simply Sory says:

    Madre mía, más guapa no podías estar, alucinante.

    https://simplysory.wordpress.com

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