Velvet jackets look so rich and elegant

Velvet jackets look so rich and elegant

This sumptuous green velvet jacket from Hush (reduced from £129 to £105) is one of my major purchases this season. I am extremely happy with it. It can be dressed down with jeans and a sweater during the day and dressed up with a pair of statement earrings for the evening.

Green used to be one of my favourite colours when I had golden blonde hair. I have not worn it for many years, probably because I was not able to find a flattering shade till now. Greens with a yellow undertone do not work for me.

I have teamed my jacket with a pair of wide-leg black trousers, several years old. After many years of wearing slim or skinner trousers this season I am preferring straight or wider cut styles. I am finding them more flattering on my wider hipped figure. I can still wear my narrow trousers provided I wear a long and preferably trapeze style top over them, however, I feel more comfortable in the slightly wider cut.

Underneath the jacket, I am wearing a cream roll neck sweater from MeandEm (a couple of years old). They have an even better one this season which has a detachable roll neck.


This jacket will be coming with me to Paris this Thursday. I will be swapping the cream roll neck I am wearing here for my Heattech off-white polo top,(US link) as it can be very cold in Paris at this time of year.

Alternative velvet jackets you might like:

Photos were taken by Laura Hines at Battersea Park.

I am off to Paris this Thursday for two days. You can follow my adventures on Instagram.


  1. Mary
    10th December 2018 / 16:23

    Another winning combination, Josephine. Green suits you and it’s a colour I love, particularly jade green.
    I think a velvet jacket needs to be a good quality velvet as the cheaper version adds bulk and never seems comfortable: well that’s what I’ve learnt. I have a black velvet jacket that is stored away when velvet isn’t in fashion and is then “recycled” when it is.

    • 11th December 2018 / 08:40

      You are quite right Mary. Velvet needs to be of a good quality. I feel that my green one is reasonably priced for the quality.

      • Mary
        11th December 2018 / 12:48

        Yes, I had a look and was very tempted! Might even succumb! :O)

  2. Sandra
    10th December 2018 / 17:40

    You look so pretty in this blazer. Green and teal are my go-to colors. Bon voyage et amuse-toi bien!

  3. Lynne Savage
    10th December 2018 / 19:56

    Stunning colour on you. Doesn’t look bulky like some velvets. Could be worn over a long silk frock on the way to a party. Sigh

    • 11th December 2018 / 08:40

      You are right Lynne it would look good worn with a dress. I am still searching for the ideal one.

  4. melmi
    10th December 2018 / 22:25

    Gorgeous jacket, Josephine, and I really like it with the fuller pant. Do you prefer to wear fuller pants with a shoe with heels or would you also consider wearing with flats? It seems that I’ve gotten away from heels. Stay safe in Paris; it sounds scary! Looking forward to reading about your trip.

    • 11th December 2018 / 08:44

      Hi Melmi
      I do think wider trousers look good with a heel. I still wear either a block or kitten heal but not often these days. Luckily I am tall enough to get away with flats and wider trousers and with the trainer trend still very popular they seem to look OK.

  5. Lynn Brogden
    10th December 2018 / 23:13

    Love your Green Jacket Josephine,not a colour I have worn for a few years, but seeing how good it looks on you I may try again. Have a good trip.

  6. Angela
    11th December 2018 / 02:22

    You and Susan will look very plush together 😉

  7. Pat
    11th December 2018 / 06:09

    That is a stunning blazer and looks stunning on you! I purchased a burgundy/wine colored blazer last fall and love the lush look.

  8. Susan B
    11th December 2018 / 15:03

    Oh, it’s lovely Josephine! Can’t wait to see you!!

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