Velvet & Embroidery Make for Fashionable Updates

by Michelle Beck, Owner, Purple Clover Boutique

With the cooler temperatures and thoughts turning to the upcoming holiday season, now is the perfect time to update your wardrobe with the latest trends.

Think velvet

This luxurious fabric no longer is reserved only for formal occasions. A touch of velvet can elevate the simplest item of clothing into something truly special.

The key to wearing this fabric is to combine it with denim or other casual separates that you already have in your closet. A velvet jacket or blazer with a dark wash or black jean is appropriate for both daytime and evening events.

This season we have seen slightly oversized velvet and plaid shirts paired with leggings and tall boots for a fabulous casual and chic look.

Appreciate Embroidery

This season embroidery is everywhere in the luxury fashion world. It is an ancient craftsmanship technique that allows decorating fabric using a needle to apply thread or yarn.

Patterns can be very simple or elaborate depending on the item of clothing. Embroidery is especially popular on denim. Besides denim, we’re seeing embroidery on dresses and jackets.

Whether a piece has been machine embroidered or created by hand into a one-of-a-kind work of art, this timeless technique is making its presence known by many designers. There is no need to travel down to the Valley to incorporate these trends into your closet. Stop into your local boutiques and see what we have to offer.

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