Black Velvet, If You Please

(Image above: wardrobe photo from Orchid Grey)

I stumbled upon Orchid Grey this morning after clicking on a Wardrobe Remix image on Flickr of the stylish woman behind this blog in a grey outfit featuring leopard print tights. That photo inspired me to visit her blog where I found a bevvy of beautifully pieced together outfits, all very pretty but with a hint of rock ‘n roll edge to them. It was difficult to choose just one picture to feature, but after noticing that she named the above ensemble “Velvet Elvis,” I knew it to be the winner.

What do I love about this particular outfit? Where to I begin? Let me start by saying that I like how she’s taken the ordinarily very casual combination of jeans and a T-shirt and polished it up with a very svelte, black velvet blazer. Not to mention that the jeans themselves are very sleek and chic, and that black with blue happens to be my favorite color combo! Then, to brighten up the look a little, she’s wrapped a purple-dotted scarf around her neck. Finishing the outfit is a stately pair of black heels.

If I were to try to recreate a similar outfit and didn’t have an amazing black velvet blazer at my disposal, I think I’d pair blue skinnies with the Captain of Cool coat for a slick look with a refined edge. What do you think?

About Richard

Richard finds style inspiration in an assortment of historical figures, musicians, and movie characters, including Doc Holliday, Tracy Pew, Han Solo, and El Topo. When not tapping at the computer keyboard for ModCloth, Richard spends his time playing music and dreaming of composing the perfect soundtrack to an epic gothic western film set on a distant, dusty planet, where the cowboys ride rocket-powered motorcycles instead of horses.

3 Responses to Black Velvet, If You Please

  1. Jen 10/23/2009 at 11:15 am #

    Love this! This outfit exudes effortless chic. Note to self: copy this look soon and often!

  2. Orchid Grey 10/23/2009 at 1:44 pm #

    thank you ModCloth!

  3. Delightfully Tacky 10/24/2009 at 10:37 pm #

    Loving the warm fall vibe to this.

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