How to adapt a velvet jacket for the daytime

Green velvet jacket and scarf

I love velvet. It is one of my favourite fabrics. It always feels so luxurious. Often we think of velvet as too dressy to wear during the day. So I thought that I would demonstrate how to adapt a velvet jacket for the daytime. Last week I popped into our village to have my hair cut. It was a lovely sunny day and I didn’t need a coat. I wore a turtleneck neck thermal sweater from Uniqlo (US link) to keep the early morning chill at bay and wrapped a large scarf/shawl around my neck.

Green velvet jacket for daytime

I could not resist standing outside the pet shop for the photo which was taken by my friend Dee. Spot the grumpy cat in the window. My velvet jacket was from Hush. I bought it in 2018. If you click here you can see the different ways I have styled it over the years.

My new haircut. Not sure that the cat approves!

How I look after my grey hair

Hair products for grey hair

Above I have listed the products that I keep in my haircare bag. 

L’Oreal silver shampoo – I have been using this shampoo for years and could not be without it. 
Christophe Robin Shade variation mask – Recommended to me by my hairdresser in France. I use it every two to three weeks. It really lifts the back of my hair to a more silver tone. 
Philip Kingsley silver brightening conditioner I use it after my shampoo on a regular basis.
KMS Therma shape quick blow-dry Makes blow-drying quicker if you are in a hurry.
Wow Raise the root Dream coat supernatural spray. Gives a lovely shine and silkiness to the hair.

Living proof Instant defrizzer.A great product to help control frizzy hair.
White Hot Hair Shushing creme Adds texture and definition to dry hair.
Living proof Dry volume blast. Adds volume and lift in-between shampoos.
Techni Art Fix anti Frizz. Good hairspray to tame frizzy hair.
Bumble and Bumble Thickening spray Adds volume and thickness
Wella rugged texture matte Paste Good for tidying up loose ends after blow-drying.


  1. 15th November 2021 / 16:31

    What a fun post. The lovely jacket is the perfect shade of green and I love the length. It looks charming with a casual outfit. Your haircut is adorable. The window display magically shows 9 cats – the same as the McDermott house!

    15th November 2021 / 16:32

    I just LOVE how you have worn your green velvet jacket over time. My favorite is when worn with your black lace top. So funny…I own a green velvet jacket and I bought a back lace tunic length top to go under my jacket and I plan to wear with a black long skirt. You are so with the times!! Here’s to great classic dressing with a twist!!

    • 15th November 2021 / 18:33

      Thank you for your compliment Natalie

  3. 15th November 2021 / 18:07

    Josephine, I looked at the Christophe Robin USA website, expecting to see a shade variation mask in silver. Are you using the baby blonde formula?
    Thanks, Kim

    • 15th November 2021 / 18:31

      Hello Kim

      Yes it is the baby blonde formula.

  4. Francie
    15th November 2021 / 19:28

    Beautiful outfit and you look so pretty in it. Thank you for the lovely scarves, both are warm and great colors.

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