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    Velvet Blazers - Opinions?

    I'm umm-ing and aaa-ing over whether to buy a velvet blazer or not. After the modern bohemian article that FB did a few weeks ago I started to like the idea of having one. What do you guys think of them? Also, if I were to buy one (probably in burgundy), what could I wear it with? Can it be worn as part of a casual and a smart outfit?

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    Velvet blazers are by their nature both extravagant and luxurious, and should be worn as such. They are purely evening pieces in my view.

    Outfitwise, a burgundy blazer would make a great alternative top-half for a black tie look, especially with black velvet slippers or an evening scarf. For a more casual look, it would work with a crisp, white button-down and slim jeans, maybe with some solid loafers.

    In general, keep it for the evening and always make it the focus of any outfit you put together.
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    Thanks for the reply Nath, I've found one I like that is a bargain so I think I might just go for it. Most of the looks I've seen have the model wearing the blazer with either smart black trousers of slim/skinny black jeans, so that's probably often what I'd go for.

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    A velvet blazer is purely an evening piece in my opinion. Should be worn with black trousers and a white shirt or very similar variation. Can't think of any other situation or combination which wouldn't make it look out of place, where a regular blazer would suffice. It's a tricky one to get right but it can be a great piece to pull together an evening outfit.

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    I actually think velvet blazers can look stylish, not just as part of an evening look but also as part of a smart casual or semi formal outfit. After all, if you're going to buy a statement piece, why keep it for special occasions?

    I agree with NATH6644's suggestion, simply pair your velvet blazer with smart loafers, a crisp white shirt and jeans for a smart casual look. Personally I'd choose dark brown loafers over black loafers. Although, if you pair your blazer with slim black jeans and a black shirt, then black loafers will work well.

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