Color Play: Textured Cobalt

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I can’t believe how much cobalt blue suede and velvet I’ve been seeing lately! Our last trip through Marshalls yielded three pairs by three different brands! One strappy platform, one closed-toe pump, and one of those popular loafer-slipper styles that have been popping up everywhere lately. We were having trouble remembering which pair was velvet, and which was suede, but as Jen points out: “Velvet is the broke girl’s suede.”

I couldn’t resist trying on those gorgeous platforms. (& Jen snagged these adorable Ikat pumps for less than $30!)

Steve Madden’s “Dynemite” Platforms (#99). These suckers were like 5″ with a 1.5″ platform – hardcore!
PS – respect the footie.

I’m really excited about this, as a trend. I love the way that velvet and suede make colors saturate and become matte. Whether it’s a pale tone or a vibrant one, it really doesn’t matter. It’s going to look good. (I do love a dusty pink velvet, I must say.) (Wow, if you say that with a British accent, it sounds so snobby.)

While I admit that I have a weakness for velvet blazers, this feels more like a Shoe Porn moment, don’t you think?


Cobalt Blue Suede & Velvet Shoes

Love Yap N. on Lookbook

1. Levity Sandy Pump: $69.95
2. Betsey Johnson Mareyy Platforms: $99.95
3. DV by Dolce Vita Rojo Bootie: $72.08
4. Steve Madden Cirkus: $79.98
5. Nine West Bracey Wedge: $71.99
6. BCBGeneration Capone Pumps: $98
7. Rampage Milla Pump$39.95
8. Kelsi Dagger Felicia Sandals: $89.95
9. Vince Camuto Bronco Bootie: $70

Would you ever wear blue suede or velvet?

  • YES! I fell in love with a pair at Zara, but they were not in my size :(

  • i’d looooove to wear some blue velvet or suede :D shoes, a blazer, a skirt…anything! i adore it

  • I’ve actually been thinking about picking up a pair. Even though I rarely wear blue outside of the jean world! Haha.

  • BhamFashionBlogger

    Erica Bunker has the best blue swede shoe I have ever seen. She calls it “the unexpected shoe.” And, she makes her own clothes. http://www.ericabunker.com/2012/01/what-i-wore-black-white-unexpected-shoe.html

  • I don’t yet have a pair of blue suede. But after seeing this post I might just have to go get some!! So cute.