Velvet Underground-The Thrifty Six

collage of our outfits, pre loved

Emma’s choice for this month was Velvet Underground. Now there was a challenge for me. I don’t like velvet at all. So I had to think hard. I did buy a pre loved velvet dress a few years ago. Have no idea why, because I have never loved velvet. And it comes at no surprise that I didn’t wear that dress once. Not even to take photos of it.

Welcome to The Thrifty Six. We are a group of international fashion influencers who meet once a month in our little space on the internet to share our thrifty outfits. On the third Monday of every month, we will all share an outfit based on a theme that features pre loved wardrobe pieces. Shopping and reselling pre loved clothing is so much better for the environment and you can find some of the best fashions in thrift or charity shops. The Thrifty Six are here to inspire you to shop second hand.

Me and my velvet dress….

black wrap dress with velvet polka dots

I searched my hole media library and couldn’t find one single photo of it. What to do, what to do. I searched for Velvet Underground to see if I could make a connection there. And then it hit me! This dress has velvet polka dots!! Yeah!

One has to be creative right? These velvet polka dots don’t bother me at all, I like it as a contrast of the rather sheer wrap dress. And I like how I styled the dress here. With some cool leggings!

How we wear pre loved!

Emma of Style Splash

velvet inspiration

I love wearing velvet in autumn and winter as it’s such a luxurious fabric. I have several velvet jackets – almost all of them preloved. This deep red one only cost a few pounds from a charity shop. It’s a great way to dress up jeans and boots!

Grace of Graceful Rags

velvet blue short dress

I knew right away when the velvet theme was announced that I wanted to style this gorgeous, fish-like dress. When I first saw it hanging at the end of a clothing rack in my favorite thrift store, I thought it was the funkiest looking piece – and not necessarily in a good way.

But then I tried it on… and absolutely fell in love. It fits perfectly, is incredibly flattering, and has a mix of so many fun details – sequins, mesh, and velvet leopard print. Someone please give me an excuse to wear this out!!

Jane of Preloved-Vintage-Handmade

The Thrifty Six

Velvet, gateway to the fourth dimension…Gaze into the depth of a velvet gown and feel its intensity…the dramatic absorption of light is total and absolute…it holds secrets – a gateway to the fourth dimension? Sumptuous, regal and luxurious, reserved for the twilight hour…its a mystical enigma desired and cherished throughout time…Can you tell I love it!!!!

Lucy of Lucy Bertoldi

velvet outfit inspiration

When it comes to garments and fashion, for me it’s primarily about texture, print and pattern. This fun quilted, velvet jacket has it all! I found this gem at an estate sale where the lady in question had 2 of these magnificent 80’s jackets.

I only turned around a moment to let my friend know where I was that one of the jackets had already gone-before I could even glance at which one I’d prefer! I guess this was the one meant to be. It’s a tad big on me, but I make it work! It has to work!

Shelbee of Shelbee on the Edge

velvet blazer

 

I found this burgundy velvet blazer at a thrift shop about 15 years ago and have worn it every fall and winter since I acquired it for just a few dollars. Cannot remember what I paid for it but it was less than $10. I have definitely gotten my money’s worth on this piece! My dress is a recently thrifted acquisition that worked perfectly with my velvet blazer and tall velvet boots.

Did we give you some inspiration to wear velvet? Did we give you some inspiration to wear pre loved? We sure hope so. Thank you for reading our post and hopefully we will see you here next month again!

The Thrifty Six

 

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39 Comments

  1. Tina von Tinaspinkfriday
    18th October 2021 / 18:22

    Nancy this dress is stunning. You look fabulous styling it with cool leather leggings. Wow. 😎

    • nancy
      Author
      18th October 2021 / 18:22

      Thank you very much Tina!

    • nancy
      Author
      18th October 2021 / 18:22

      Thank you very much!

    • nancy
      Author
      18th October 2021 / 18:22

      Thank you very much Kathrine!

  2. 18th October 2021 / 18:22

    I love this black polka dotted dress, Nancy! And what a creative way to incorporate velvet when you don’t like velvet very much!

    Shelbee

    • nancy
      Author
      21st October 2021 / 18:22

      And I really had to think very hard about this one, lol.

  3. 18th October 2021 / 18:22

    I do love velvet, although I agree it can be bothersome to wear, what with clinging and all that.
    Your solution is brilliant, and it’s a gorgeous dress too! xxx

    • nancy
      Author
      21st October 2021 / 18:22

      Thanks Ann, yes indeed the clinging is horrible!

    • nancy
      Author
      21st October 2021 / 18:22

      Thanks Michelle!

    • nancy
      Author
      21st October 2021 / 18:22

      Thank you very much Nicole!

  4. 18th October 2021 / 18:22

    Oh crickey you all look amazing Shelbee. I love your outfit, it’s so well put together. Jacqui x

    • 18th October 2021 / 18:22

      Sorry why did I put Shelbee, I meant Nancy – silly me lol.

      • nancy
        Author
        21st October 2021 / 18:22

        Hahaha, so funny!

    • nancy
      Author
      21st October 2021 / 18:22

      Haha, you may call me Nancy love!

    • nancy
      Author
      21st October 2021 / 18:22

      I agree, and I just don’t like it!

    • nancy
      Author
      21st October 2021 / 18:22

      Thanks Mireille!

  5. 19th October 2021 / 18:22

    Your wrap dress is so pretty! I love the velvet polka dots!

    Jill – Doused in Pink

    • nancy
      Author
      21st October 2021 / 18:22

      Thank you very much Jill!

  6. Joanne
    19th October 2021 / 18:22

    You look lovely! I just love velvet and always have. It feels so dressy and special.

    • nancy
      Author
      21st October 2021 / 18:22

      I can understand that it is a festive fabric. Thanks Joanne!

    • nancy
      Author
      21st October 2021 / 18:22

      Thank you very much Emma!

  7. Caroline
    19th October 2021 / 18:22

    I love all of these outfits! So fantasic! We have a ton of velvet right now where I work and I am loving it! I hope that you had a great day today too! XO, Caroline

    • nancy
      Author
      21st October 2021 / 18:22

      Do you? Is it that popular this season? Thanks Caroline, have a great day.

  8. jodie filogomo
    20th October 2021 / 18:22

    Now that’s a perfect way to find something that fits the theme when you don’t really love the material. How fun!!
    OXOX
    Jodie
    http://www.jtouchofstyle.com

    • nancy
      Author
      21st October 2021 / 18:22

      WE have to be creative right?

  9. 20th October 2021 / 18:22

    I love velvet if it’s the outer piece or doesn’t have anything that touches it, or I fly into a Velvet Rage! I keep buying it, and then getting rid of it. Love your dotty interpretation of this theme, Nancy!

    • nancy
      Author
      21st October 2021 / 18:22

      Haha, Thanks Sheila!

  10. 20th October 2021 / 18:22

    I love the velvet polka dots! Such a chic and subtle way to do the fabric.

    Miles of smiles,
    Grace

    gracefulrags.com

    • nancy
      Author
      21st October 2021 / 18:22

      Thank you very much Grace!

  11. 21st October 2021 / 18:22

    Ooh I love velvet! I love seeing how you’ve all styled it!

    • nancy
      Author
      22nd October 2021 / 18:22

      Thank you!

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