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Model shows how to wear a black velvet blazer




Photographer: Jonty Davies

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Dulcie emerson

Deputy womenswear and lingerie editor


Add some tactile texture to your wardrobe this season: it’s the trend you’ll literally want to get your hands on

Fashion Week is the ultimate place to discover breakthrough street-style trends and this autumn was no exception, with the velvet blazer emerging as a must-have piece for the season ahead. With its rich texture and ability to add polish to any outfit, it’s no wonder that bloggers and editors alike turned to the velvet jacket as their cool-weather cover-up of choice. We saw it styled simply with jeans and a tee, or belted over fitted knits and flowing maxi dresses. Score this sleek, single-breasted version and wear with the matching trousers and a silk camisole for an of-the-moment partywear look. Dress down with trainers at the weekend for a nonchalant feel.
Blazer trail   Wear the trousers

“Take your FASHION cues
from the street-style set with
this party-ready jacket”

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