How to Wear Velvet Pants for the Holidays

Greetings, friends! Welcome back to 25 Days of Winter Fashion! One of the most wearable trends this year is velvet, and I’ve been wanting to incorporate it more into my wardrobe. A velvet dress is perfect for a company holiday party, I love the idea of a velvet cami under a leather jacket with jeans for a girls’ night out, and velvet pumps are a great way to jazz up a date night outfit.

You know how I love a great pair of jeans, so when I saw these velvet pants at LOFT, I knew I needed them in my life.

We're talking about how to wear velvet pants for the holidays, and I'm wearing washed velvet pants in faded rust with an off-white sweater and nude pumps.

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The entire LOFT website is 50% off right now, which brings these pants down to $35! They come in grey and this pretty salmon-pink they call faded rust. I ordered both, and you can see me wearing the grey ones in a similar outfit here on Instagram. I thought the pink was fun for something different, and it pairs beautifully with white and winter white.

LOFT Washed Velvet Pants in Faded Rust with nude pumps

As you can see, these are a little big on me. I’ve put on a few pounds lately, and LOFT pants in my regular size 28 have been getting snug, so I ordered these in a size 29, but they’re a little big. All that to say, they pretty much run true to size; I’m just in between sizes at the moment. #justkeepingitreal

These pants have a 30″ inseam, which is longer than the ankle-length jeans I normally wear. I tried them with flats, and they looked a little dumpy, so I opted for the pumps. I think if they were a size smaller and a little tighter in the calf, they’d look better with flat shoes.

LOFT Washed Velvet Pants in Faded Rust with nude pumps

This is the Ann Taylor wool cashmere turtleneck I featured once before. It’s currently marked down to $69 PLUS 50% off. It’s a little boxy, but it has pretty details and it comes in several really nice colors. They’re selling out fast, so if you’ve had your eye on it, grab one while you still can!

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These sunnies are old, but I thought they worked well with this outfit. The matte gold frames and pink gradient lenses compliment the outfit (and hide my tired eyes!)

FYI, Ray-Ban has free overnight shipping (and free returns) so there’s still time to place an order and get it for Christmas. As much as I love my Maui Jims, no one does an aviator quite like Ray-Ban. My only regret with these is not getting polarized lenses. That was an option, but I didn’t know any better at the time.

winter white turtleneck with pink velvet pants and metallic clutch | winter outfit | fashion over 40

I love how the gold clutch gives this look a bit of a festive flair. I was wishing I had taupe suede pumps or a nude pair without such yellow undertones, but these seemed the best choice of the shoes in my closet.

These are an old pair of Via Spigas, and I found a few left on Amazon. They’re incredibly comfortable and a great quality shoe, but the sizes are rather picked over so I recommend checking out the Sam Edelman Hazel pumps if you’re looking for a good pair of nude pumps. I have those in black and a few other colors, and they’re also quite comfortable and have a nice look about them.

We're talking about how to wear velvet pants for the holidays, and I'm wearing washed velvet pants in faded rust with an off-white sweater and nude pumps.

Here’s a close-up of the clutch, and I’m wearing CND Midnight Swim on my nails.

It was so cold when we shot this look . . . literally 23 degrees with a gusty wind. My hands were frozen. I can’t believe they actually look normal in this picture.

Winter White Ann Taylor Wool Cashmere Turtleneck Sweater with Metallic Rebecca Minkoff Leo Envelope Clutch

I think this outfit makes a fun non-traditional holiday look for a casual party or even Christmas Day. Obviously if you’re cooking, you may not want to wear a white sweater and heels, but if you’re a guest in someone’s home or just like to dress up a bit to open presents, this outfit is comfortable but turned up a notch from your typical jeans and sweater outfit.

We're talking about how to wear velvet pants for the holidays, and I'm wearing washed velvet pants in faded rust with an off-white sweater and nude pumps.

AT wool cashmere turtleneck (50% off) // LOFT modern skinny washed velvet pants (50% off) // Rebecca Minkoff Leo envelope clutch // Via Spiga Carola dress pumps (similar) // faux pearl earrings // assorted Alex and Ani bangles // Ray-Ban aviators c/o (pink gradient lenses & matte gold frames)

Be sure to visit Cyndi and see the winter outfit she’s styling today.

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