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How To Wear Velvet Without Looking Cheap

Whenever a new trend hits the fashion market, it’s almost as if it was doing us a favor… or not. It’s always great trying new things outside our comfort zone, staying inspired, fun and up to date. However, the problem occurs when the so-called IT thing of the moment can be seen on every single person. Why you may ask? Because more likely than not, they bought the knock off copy of the original thing, which often results in looking plain cheap.

Now don’t get me wrong. I am a perfect example of buying a cheaper (aka wallet-friendly) version of that trendy layered ruffle sleeve sweater or off the shoulder dress. But that doesn’t happen unless I make sure that:

1. The current trend looks good on my body type;

2. That sweater or dress actually looks and feels good in person (not only in the pictures – material matters!)

3. You can’t tell by looking at it how affordable it was!

photography by Justin Stevens

two piece velvet dress

Shein velvet navy dress

how to wear velvet

open back velvet dress

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Shein style

Shein velvet dress

SHEIN is a perfect example of the online destination that carries your latest favorite trends at affordable prices. Just like at any other store, there can be hits and misses, but so far, I haven’t had a bad purchase from their store. Want to know my secret on making a great purchase? ALWAYS pay attention to sizing charts! They are not all the same. Example: My latest post about a perfect attire for brunch is all about this skin tight dress that I ordered in size XS. The velvet dress in today’s post is also fitted, but I got it in size M instead. Similar style, different material and the stretch = different sizing!

Overall, I’m very happy with this velvet two-piece set. It does not look cheap at all, plus I can wear it separately and create different looks. Not to mention, that it’s super comfortable! Isn’t that why we all love to wear velvet so much?!

How to wear velvet and not look cheap with Shein

Kate and Kate star earrings Shahimi

A quick shout out to my girls at Kate & Kate for sending me these show-stopping Shashi earrings! I’m obsessed!

Shein two piece

top & skirt: Shein c/o       shoes: Nine West      earrings: Kate & Kate     watch: Target

 

So there you have it! My top 3 rules I follow when affordable shopping.
What are your tips?!

 

 

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19 Comments

  1. You look amazing!! Love that velvet dress and those shoes are so pretty! Xx Susanne – http://bagatou.com

    Published 3.16.17
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    • Paulina wrote:

      Thank you, Susanne! So glad to hear you enjoyed the post! xoxo

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  2. Klaudia wrote:

    I like Shein products, the quality is good and things look great when they come. What is funny it’s that I’m waiting for same set as on your pictures. Kisses 🙂

    Published 3.16.17
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    • Paulina wrote:

      No way! Haha, I can’t wait to see how you’ll style it! I bet it’s going to look great on you!!! xoxo

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  3. wow!!! You look good…I make a post on my blog about a velvet http://www.laviniainthewonderland.it/ufficialmente-scoppiata-la-velluto-mania/
    xoxo
    Lavinia

    Published 3.16.17
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  4. Faye wrote:

    Such a great look and photos – velvet is forever my favourite outfit to style! Thanks for sharing lovely!

    Faye .x

    Blog: http://www.fayeisabella.co.uk/2017/03/transience.html
    Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/fayeisabella/

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  5. Amy Arnold wrote:

    You are rocking the velvet! I love that blue on you.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  6. Shira wrote:

    Omg you look smokin’ in that velvet 2 piece and I’m obsessed with everythingggggg here! Those earrings and shoes… all of it! Stunning!

    http://asequinloveaffair.com

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  7. Elise wrote:

    STUNNING!!! Love this entire look. The blue velvet is so gorgeous!

    xx, Elise
    http://www.sparkleandslippers.blogspot.com

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  8. Rumela Dey wrote:

    You just nailed it looking too good in the outfit.
    My blog: RumelaTheShopaholic

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  9. You look SO good in that outfit! I love velvet 🙂
    Kiss, Mariana Dezolt
    Messy Hair, Don’t Care

    Published 3.16.17
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  10. Siree wrote:

    Wow! That blue colour looks great on you Paulina!
    The way the velvet texture looks electric-blue at points is very pretty 🙂

    Xx
    Siree

    http://www.thehiddenthimble.com

    Published 3.17.17
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  11. So stunning with this blue velvet dress and the heeels! totaly in love with this look!
    xx
    Mónica Sors
    MES VOYAGES À PARIS
    NEW POST: STARS BIKER JACKET + FLARES + SNEAKERS!

    Published 3.17.17
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  12. Jalisa wrote:

    What a beautiful velvet set! I love the blue shade and I also love how you’ve combined it with the burgundy velvet shoes, such great styling! Thanks for sharing, girlie, and I hope you have a great weekend ahead!

    XO,

    Jalisa
    http://www.thestylecontour.com

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  13. I am obsessed with this color on you! You look stunning, as usual.

    xx,
    Itzy
    Le Bella Gypsy
    Le Bella Gypsy’s Instagram

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  14. Logan wrote:

    Oh my goodness, these photos are incredible! I love those shoes. You definitely rock this trend

    xo Logan
    https://peculiarporter.com

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  15. Sharka wrote:

    What a gorgeous colour of this velvet two piece! It looks amazing on you. I have to admit I havent been brave enough to try on anything velvetie yet but I might! Lovely look.
    kisses Sharka
    http://www.thechicvibe.com

    Published 3.17.17
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    • Paulina wrote:

      You should totally try it! Maybe not from head to toe if you’re not comfortable. I’d start with either a skirt or a top. xo

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  16. Mallory wrote:

    Rocking the two piece doll! Love it !

    Published 3.17.17
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