OOTD – velvet pants & statement sleeves

Trends come and go, and I am definitely not someone who mindlessly follows all trends. But when I do love something, I definitely don’t hold back. This outfit combines 2 of my current favorite trends: velvet, and statement sleeves. Some trends are fun to look at but not realy wearable in real life (yes wearing-pyamas-as-outerwear-trend, I’m looking at you), but this is not the case for velvet & statement sleeves. Both can totally work in real life, for various occasions (I have previously shown a super awesome velvet dress here).

I spotted these black velvet joggers at Forever21 and just had to have them. In case you’re wondering: yes, they are as comfortable as they look. I’m considering buying a second pair, just in case. The top is a sweater I bought at Zara 2 years ago. Zara is one of those shops that I always check out even though they don’t carry my size, or anything remotely close to my size (I’m about 4-5 sizes bigger than their biggest size). If something is oversized and stretchy though, I just try it on and see what happens. In this case, an oversized sweater became a fitted top on my body… Works for me!

To sass things up a bit more, I added fishnet socks. Fishnet socks and I didn’t get along at first, but the more we got to know eachother the more I liked them…the rest is history. You can find these everywhere and they cost next to nothing, so if this is something you’d like to truy just give it a go! You might be surprised :).


Shot by Silverpixs

Sweater – Zara (old)

velvet pants – Forever21 plussize

heels – New Look wide fit (old)

fishnet socks – Forever21