The velvet pieces we're falling for this summer - here's where to shop them


Whenever I see anything velvet, I think: what an ancient trend to pull back from the past. But like a number of other timeless trends, the velvet obsession has stood the test of time and is now as popular as ever. 

I'll admit that I wasn't feeling it at first, especially after I saw a pair of velvet pumps that reminded me of the slippers my grandmother used to use as a weapon of discipline. But ever since I saw Lana Condor's character in To All the Boys I've Loved Before sport a pink velvet top, I've been warming up to the idea of wearing it, and so here are my favourite picks so far. 

READ MORE: The (short) dresses we'll be twirling around in this summer 

Since animal print is already in, might as well rock a velvet snakeskin skirt to make a statement. 

Velvet snake print mini skirt

And a little more... 

Velvet snakeskin print skirt - R299, Superbalist

Long sleeve playsuit

Long sleeve playsuit - R239, Superbalist

Velvet platform heel

Velvet platform heel - R324, Superbalist 

Zion velvet skinny pants

Zion velvet skinny pants - R999, Superbalist 

Pleated skirt

Pleated skirt - R120, Mr Price 

READ MORE: #MondayMotivation: This classic spring trend is about to get a wild revamp 


When I'm trying out a new trend to wear, accessories are my best friend. If you don't like it, you haven't spent that much money on it plus you can pass it on to a friend without worrying about size and fit.

How cute is this choker?

Velvet choker

Velvet wrap choke - R49, Superbalist

Novelty cap

Novelty cap - R149.99, Cotton On 

Circle velvet tassel detail cross body bag

Circle velvet tassel detail cross body bag - R259, Superbalist

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