Velvet Touch

Hello, my dear friends! Before we know it, summer is coming to an end and it is almost time to think about fall colors and textures. No, I am not taking out the leather jackets and sweaters yet, but on my mental mood board, I’ve pinned up dark neutrals and richer textures. In the coming few weeks, I think we will begin to see various shades of khaki, cream, denim, spice, and pops of sunflower and wine.

Today’s outfit is a baby step towards fall dressing, chambray set with a velvet flower belt. Chambray is light weight denim, ideal for the ~75F weather we are having. The belt is hero piece of this look for it adds not only a contrasting color, but the exaggerated flower makes the whole look more feminine and sophisticated, one could show up in a house party or cocktail hour in this look without feeling underdressed. 

I chose to pair with these loose-fit pants because I am want a change from wearing dresses & skirts, but you can do this pairing with any kind of bottoms such as maxi skirt, palazzo pants, flare mini, culottes, even a pencil midi. The only type of bottoms I’d be careful with are shorts and skinny leggings. With a belt like this, some volume on the bottom help to balance the proportions and make the waist appear narrower. Shorts (unless they are flared) and leggings won’t provide enough volume.

Thank you so much for reading! I hope you are inspired to try this combo. Say, you really not feeling denim + white for the Labor Day gathering, why not wear chambray with burgundy? See you in my next post!

Outfit Details:

J Crew chambray ruffled top <similar>;
J Crew chambray pants;
Johanna Ortiz velvet belt <new season>;
Givanvito Rossi sandals;
Louis Vuitton bag;
Simone Rocha flower earring;
Chanel sunglasses;


6 comments on “Velvet Touch

  1. La Bijoux Bella | by mia

    It’s kind of sad to think of Summer is ending soon, but I look forward to Fall season too. Something about the chill in the air and the changing colours of the leaves … as if nature is saying to us a new chapter is in the horizon! Love your outfit look, pretty as always! 🙂

    LA BIJOUX BELLA | By Mia | A Creative Lifestyle Blog

    1. petiteflower

      That is such a wise way to look at changes in general, always focus on the upside. 🙂

  2. Carrie S.

    Love the outfit Holly! Best fashion blog I’ve ever followed! 🙂

    1. petiteflower

      Wow, that is such a compliment, thank you so much Carrie!

  3. Sergent

    I love everything about this outfit. You are looking absolutely fabulous with this pretty velvet flower belt. Love your style. This is such a great piece too! Yes I greatly inspired reading your awesome post.Thanks,

    1. petiteflower

      Thank you, Sergent! So glad you like the look and I really appreciate your kind words!