Happy Wednesday everyone. Jennifer from A Well Styled Life and I are here for our monthly installment. We are talking about styling velvet leggings. Are you afraid to wear them or do you love them? I have never owned a pair but I must say they are like wearing a pair of jammies. The trick to wearing any leggings at our age is to make sure they cover the bum at the very least and hopefully even more. Let’s take a look at How to Style Velvet Leggins Over 50. For me, it is all about the accessories. I have collected Native American and vintage jewelry for years.
As you know, my sister passed away last month. My niece sent me this coat (which I remember her wearing during happier times in Napa) and a few other things . It took me a week to even open the box. She had great taste and style. We were built totally differently but to my surprise, it fit. It was hard to even put on at first, but I am hopeful I will get to the point that it feels good to wear it. I accessorized my eileen fisher leggings it with my usual denim shirt, vintage celluloid pin, tortoise earrings, horn bracelets, and my comfy velvet birdies.
There’s nothing more flattering than head to toe black if you have put on a few covid pounds. Does anyone else have that problem, if so raise your hand! I love this supersoft J Crew Sweater. I have it in several colors. It is longer in the back so it covers the bum. I am wearing it with my favorite bed stu boots, turquoise earrings I have had for years, and an inherited turquoise nugget necklace and ring.
Here I am wearing an old buffalo plaid cape with my velvet leggings and the same j crew sweater. The cape is held together with a vintage navajo pin. I am wearing a pair of navajo cross earrings and a couple of my Navajo bangles. You can find several here on Ebay. I have linked a few below if you don’t want to sift through them. Most of my jewelry is vintage that I have collected over the years.
I know Jennifer is wearing our favorite Artful Home Planet Artists Smock (the best shirt on earth that you have seen me in multiple times. I decided to give you a break (I know you are tired of it!) and wear this Chicos no iron (well almost) white tunic Shirt with my velvet birdies, a Kashmiri scarf, and inexpensive rhinestone accessories. You can find many rhinestone brooches on ebay for reasonable prices here
The velvet leggins are styled here with the fabulous Peruvian Connection Fiorello Alpaca Cutaway Jacket. You can also see it styled multiple ways here. The jacket is half price right now, but it is an investment piece. I have linked a more reasonable one below as well. I am wearing it with an older j crew perfect shirt similar shirt from Chicos linked below, simple rhinestone accessories and my favorite Artemis Mules. which are a splurge but so worth it!
Lastly, I am wearing a Mieko Mintz from Artful Home vest (no longer available but similar here) For those of you that are new here Jennifer and I collaborated with Artful Home for several years so we have some really nice things that we were gifted like this vest. I am wearing the same J Crew Sweater, stacked Native American bangles, and pueblo cross earrings. I have linked some similar Kantha vests from Etsy below.
Thanks for reading How to Style Velvet Leggings over 50. Each month Jennifer and I are trying tacking something those of us “at a certain age” think that we can’t wear or we find difficult. Please share your thoughts on anything that you would like us to discuss. We want this to be fun. Now pop over and see how Jennifer style her velvet leggings. We take turns picking things so there is a lot of moaning and groaning going on during the week when we are trying to put things together and look halfway stylish.