Velvet Melvin

I decided that it was time to break out of my jeans-only mold when it came to pants. I was in a rut. And I needed to get out of it, fast. A few clicks on Shopbop (it wasn’t hard to choose a brand–my favorite jeans brand is J Brand) and I found a pair of jeans-style blue velvet gorgies called the Martini Skinny Flare.

Oh, velvet pants, oh how I love thee, let me count the ways: you’re a skinny flare, so you make my legs look long and lean (even though they aren’t); you are a gorgeous unexpectedly blue color which is so wearable but so notΒ denim; you are soft…so soft.

P.S. – if you’re wondering about the post name, it’s inspired by a bar I used to meet my friends at on weekends home from college here in my city: the Velvet Melvin.

I still carry my Alexa bag around with me everywhere – it’s been great as a carry-on for travel, and of course as my everyday bag. I can fit soΒ much into it if I want to, but I prefer to keep only the basics so I don’t overload both her and my right bicep.

Ah, gorgeous blue-ness! You’ll be seeing a lot more of these pretties in the future. I’m already dreaming up new ways to style these electric blue pants.

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  • your hair looks absolutely amazing in these photos! love this simple,yet chic outfit!
    xxx,

    Fashion Fractions

    • Thank you Neris! I had my hair done that day and my stylist decided to go with curls πŸ™‚

  • I am loving the new velvet pants!

    • Thanks Melissa. The best part is how amazingly comfy they are!

  • LOVE the pants! i almost bought a burgundy pair but now i want blue!!! xoxo

    • The blue is so unexpected, but classic. If that makes sense. It’s like denim is blue, but this is brighter and much more saturated. It’s statement making!

  • Gosh, they are really really fab…I can see why you love them! Fav. Pic–#5!

  • Love the blue velvet pants! I wish I had a velvet piece in my wardrobe… looks like I’ll have to add it to my holiday wish list πŸ™‚ I also love your shoes!

    • I would definitely recommend velvet for winter. Warm, soft to the touch, and on-trend. Thanks so much Rachel!

  • Such a gorgeous outfit!!

  • Very classy denim look! The jeans are fantastic but what I love the most in this outfit is the BAG!!! It is gorgeous! xo, Christina

    • This is actually funny because I read the word jeans in your post a couple of times and totally kept the word in my my mind while writing my comment. Yes, I know you are not wearing jeans. πŸ˜‰

    • Haha, thanks Christina! Don’t worry, I got what you meant πŸ˜‰ And yes, the bag is so amazing! I wear it all the time!

  • I’m absolutely obsessed with non-denim pants! My faves are my velvent skinnies by rag and bone (not too different from yours!) and my new see-through pants by See by Chloe!! I’m telling you, velvet is definitely the new denim.

  • Great outfit! I love it <3

  • ooh those are super pretty!

  • Wow, these look gorgeous on you! Love the color!

    • Thank you so much Katie! And thanks for commenting! I hope you are well! xoxo

  • This look it too cute!! I really love the velvet blue flares!

  • Love everything about this look!! The shoes look good with the velvet pants as well!! Velvet looks so comfortable to wear I might have to think about getting me a pair.

    • Thanks so much Asia. I would definitely recommend a pair of these – they have stretch and they are super comfy. i would walk around all day and night in them (and sleep in them) if i could. But I think my house is a bit too dusty for them to withstand that kind of activity!

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  • The velvet pants are killer! Love the gold accents btw!

    • Thank you Asia! I felt very 70’s when I put on the velvet pants and the platforms…so I decided to go all the way with gold accessories. Glad you like! xoxo K

  • Such a beautiful outfit! Simple but nevertheless very chic! Have a great day, xxx Anita

  • These are beautiful…loving that blue color! I have an outfit post later this week wearing my J Brand flares, too…they are the BEST!! πŸ™‚

    • Great minds think alike! J Brand is the BEST!

  • love your pants! the color is awesome!

  • great outfit!

  • love sweater and the pants! and i totally get what you mean about a jeans rut…i’ve been there!

  • I love those bellbottom jeans- rocking!!

  • Those are gorgeous pants…and love the sweater with them. Looks great πŸ™‚
    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

  • Gorgeous look. I’m not a huge fan of the flare bottom, but it looks great on you.

  • Those pants are fantastic! I got into velvet pants for fall/winter a couple of years ago, and I love them. I really need to get a pair of bell bottoms, and these look like a great option.

  • Love the combination of that shade of blue with the gold accents. Adds a little sailor something something to it. Super cute!
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  • Velvet pants? Who knew!!! I wouldn’t say you were in a rut though. We love your outfit posts. As a matter of fact you inspired one for me last week. (-:

  • Such a simple, classic outfit! That sweater is the perfect mix of comfy-fitted.

  • Jenny

    I love the sweater! I’m fairly new to reading your blog (at least on a somewhat consistant basis), but I always love seeing what’s new πŸ™‚

    • Thank you Jenny! The sweater is definitely a comfy fave. πŸ™‚

  • Do these pants come in petite, or did you have them hemmed?

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  • We highly recommend you try on our cozy & luxurious Velvet styles. See @PrttyShnySprkly in our Martini in Blue Sapphire http://t.co/OBxvNRYY

  • We highly recommend you try on our cozy & luxurious Velvet styles. See @PrttyShnySprkly in our Martini in Blue Sapphire http://t.co/OBxvNRYY

  • We highly recommend you try on our cozy & luxurious Velvet styles. See @PrttyShnySprkly in our Martini in Blue Sapphire http://t.co/OBxvNRYY