ALL TORN UP

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Photographed by Uzunma Udeh

I really love distressed clothing. I know some people are put off by clothing with tears, rips, fades, and frays, but to me, these small imperfections add dimension and character. I do not think there is anything wrong with certain outfits looking a little worn and scruffy every once in a while.

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Sunglasses: Spitfire

Distressed Tee with Eagle Patch: The Ragged Priest via ASOS

Ripped Black Jeans: Zara

Lucite Heels: Fabulicious

TREND ALERT: VELVET

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Photo Credit: Zara.com

I know what you’re thinking. “Who in her right mind wears velvet in the summer?”. Well, I am about to challenge you to do just that. I’m not encouraging you to step out in the sweltering heat in a head-to-toe velvet suit. I am, however, saying that a velvet accent here and there could be a nice refresher to your summer wardrobe. On top of that, I can almost guarantee you that no one else will be experimenting with this velvet trend just yet, so you will definitely be ahead of the pack. Here is a list of my favorite velvet pieces that you can purchase right now!

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Nude Velvet Dress: Zara (also available in yellow)

Monarch Victoriana Velvet Choker: Fallon Jewelry

Silence + Noise Crushed Velvet Crop Top: Urban Outfitters

Velvet Platform Sandals: Jil Sander

Velvet Tank Dress: American Apparel

Club L Velvet Midi Dress: ASOS

1970s Velvet Vintage Tank: Free People

Black Velvet Bodysuit: Zara (also available in pink)

Vintage Velvet Kimono: ASOS

Black Velvet Bomber Jacket: Missguided (also available in pink)

Pink Velvet Top: Zara (also available in mink)

Velvet Twist Scarf: American Apparel

Black Velvet Backpack: ASOS

Velvet Halter Jumpsuit: Forever 21

Monogram Quilted Velvet Shoulder Bag: Saint Laurent

Velvet Mini Dress: Missguided

Crushed Velvet High Apex Bralet: ASOS

Velvet Ankle Boots: Gianvito Rossi