“Florals for spring. Groundbreaking.” – Miranda Priestly
While flower patterns for this time of year aren’t anything new, this little velvet suit set is a fresh spin on the perennial spring favorite. This shorts/jacket combo has a lot going for it, making floral fun.
First, it’s a matching set. Matching sets are totally having a moment. Sort of like the jumpsuit (a personal lazy girl favorite), a matching set means you don’t have to think about a top or a bottom. What I also love about them is that you can mix and match, so you really are buying at least 3 outfits in one when you go this route. At least that’s how I justify a matching set purchase to Matt.
A lot of matching sets out there are sold separately, but not this velvet suit set! At $168 for both pieces in a single set, it’s a mega steal and less expensive than a pair of nice denim or even a spring dress. I’m wearing the size small and didn’t have any issues in the fit on the blazer or the shorts. I’ve never been the girl who can buy a bikini set, so I was a little hesitant on this. I’m so happy it fit!
I love that the flowers are scattered amongst a black background. Look, I love a good floral print on occasion (as you’ll see in some upcoming posts). However, I’ve found that I’m actually really picky when it comes to flowers on clothing. I took careful note this season that most of the florals I love are on a dark or black background. What’s the moral of my story here? Floral prints done in this fashion add a bit of edge to a typically girly or preppy print. The contrast of a delicate flower on a dark background is in, in, in! If you’re like me and not into overly feminine, flowery things, give the light print on dark a try.
Finally, let’s talk about the fabric here. Velvet? For spring? Yes! If you think that velvet is reserved for the holidays then you are definitely wrong. I promise you the fabric can be seasonally appropriate when done in the right print, cut, or color. Exhibit A. This is such a refreshing way to wear the fabric. I love the contrast between a typically “winter” fabric and warm weather silhouettes and prints; it’s totally unexpected.
I bought these pink slides maybe a year or so ago when I was in New York City. I was there by myself and took an impromptu shopping trip to Bergdorf Goodman, aka heaven. When I shop for more expensive shoes I always try to make sensible purchases if I’m going to throw down some serious cash. With these shoes I was feeling down right adventurous, so decided to splurge on a “fun” pair. I don’t wear them often due to the sensibility factor, but when I bring them out they give me so much joy. I found a sandal almost identical to these for less than $70 here. They don’t have pink, but there’s navy, black, and red (all classic colors).
As a fun side note, my mom dislikes these shoes. Although she’s usually pretty nice and PC with her fashion feedback, she made it very clear when I showed her these that she didn’t like them. I think she may have even laughed at them a little. Hi mom! Here are your favorite shoes again! 🙂
Did you see my recent post on how to style this spring dress two ways? A handful of you mentioned on Instagram that you’d want to see more ways to style a single piece, so maybe you’ll see this blazer or pair of shorts from this velvet suit set again soon…
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