How to Wear Velvet Jackets and Blazers

A velvet jacket is the answer to all your fashion needs! A fabulous look for both men and women alike, velvet is a decedent and heavy material, which will add a bit of pizazz to any outfit you choose. 

Instantly adding texture and a little bit of glamour to any pairing, the ideal velvet jacket outfit is a versatile piece; adding extra flair to a casual jean ensemble or a party-perfect way to wear your favourite dress or patterned shirt.

Wondering how to wear a velvet blazer? The Joe Browns’ team has all the tips you need to wear your velvet jacket in style!

Go Smart With A Velvet Tuxedo Jacket


Are you going to a formal event and want to spice up your outfit a little? A velvet blazer jacket is perfect for any formal event — just make sure your jacket is slim-fitting for that tailored, plush and sophisticated look!

To look seriously stylish, choose a black velvet jacket and keep your shirt and trousers clean neutral — a clean white shirt and black trousers will look effortless. For that finishing flourish, choose a black velvet bow tie and black patent shoes to complete the whole look! 

Ladies, throw a velvet tuxedo-style jacket over your favourite dress. Keep it monochrome with an LBD or go for a show-stopping red and complete your look by pairing with an evening bag.

Hit Party Season In A Colourful Velvet Blazer


Burgundy, forest green and rich blue velvet jackets are a great way to head into the party season! These are the perfect shades for wearing a colourful velvet blazer, allowing you to make a statement while still looking understated and stylish. What’s more, they can be easily worn for any occasion and make a fabulous addition when you’re looking to add a little bit of pizazz to an otherwise plain outfit!

For a semi-formal ensemble, pair with black trousers and a jumper. We recommend choosing neutral or similar tones to let your jacket do the talking. While an embroidered velvet blazer is the perfect way to elevate your blouse and skinny jeans combo!

Pair With A Roll Neck


When the dress code says “smart-casual” it can often cause that slight panic. Unsure what to wear? A roll neck jumper is the perfect option and pairing this with a splash of velvet will add a little extra personality!

For a women’s smart casual outfit, pair your velvet jacket and roll neck with a skirt and a pair of classy heels. For the men, combining with slim fitting trousers will create a fabulous outfit for any occasion.

Dress Down With Jeans


To add a little edge to your everyday jean outfit, a velvet blazer jacket is a great option for both men and women. It’s a fantastic way to add a little bit of glam to a casual ensemble — which is something we all love to do at any time of the year! 

Pairing with blue jeans and heels will create a perfectly balanced outfit. Alternatively, men can wear a pair of black jeans and a shirt for an outfit that will take you from office to evening!

Mix Materials


For a versatile but instantly cool look, wearing a black velvet blazer and with a black leather skirt will create a fashion-forward outfit. Accessorise with a chunky bracelet and keep it monochromatic with a white top to create a luxe yet understated outfit.

Alternatively, as velvet is a heavier fabric, try pairing it with more delicate materials — satin, silk and lace partner perfectly with a velvet jacket. Choose a lace dress if you’re looking to get dressed up for the evening or a satin blouse for a more smart casual ensemble.

Get Creative With Patterned Shirts


If you fancy spicing up your whole outfit, a patterned shirt can look amazing underneath a velvet jacket! Just make sure the colours complement the blazer by choosing a pattern that has tones from the same colour palette. For example a pale blue floral shirt will perfectly compliment a rich navy velvet blazer.

Finish off your outfit with a pair of blue jeans and boots for a more casual look or switch it up with trousers and brogues if you’re looking to get a little more dressed up.

Dress Up Your Simple White Tee


If you’re looking for a more casual approach to the velvet look, pairing with a simple white t-shirt is ideal. Simply grab your favourite pair of jeans to put this casual yet chic look together in seconds!

Create a sport-luxe inspired outfit with a pair of trainers to look effortlessly on-trend or combine with boots or brogues for a more polished finish. When styling, men keep your t-shirt untucked; ladies, tucking in your tee loosely will help to accentuate your waist.

Switch Up Your Office Attire


A velvet blazer jacket paired with a pencil skirt or pair of suit trousers forms the perfect smart office attire. However, if you’re looking to switch up your usual outfit, try integrating a velvet blazer for a whole new look.

For a more subtle look a blazer or jacket with velvet detailing will add something new without going for a full velvet style. Add a pop of colour with a bright design or choose a monochrome design for a seriously stylish office ensemble!

Will you use any of our tips when deciding how to wear velvet? How will you be wearing your velvet jacket or blazer? We’d love to hear! Let us know on Facebook or Instagram.