City Guide: Belgium

City Guide: Belgium

This weekend just gone I spent a lovely, long weekend in Belgium. This included the sights of Ghent, Brussels, Leuven and Bruges, accompanied with Waffles, Chocolate and Mulled Wine- the sign of a great christmas filled weekend with good friends! Whilst there I came across an amazing store in Ghent, housed in the newly renovated Post Building on Korenmarket.

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Velvet Crush

I recently went on a trip to Abu Dhabi and stayed at the Rosewood; it’s one of the most luxurious hotels I’ve ever stayed in and truly gave me an amazing break with the best service 24/7.

One of the perks of the trip was the access to The Manor Club Lounge, which was a chic James Bond-esque lounge that made you feel on top of the world every time you entered. The first thing I noticed was the impeccably dressed bartender, always sporting a beautifully tailored burgundy velvet tuxedo jackets reminiscent of Tom Ford.

From then on I was drawn to velvet and left after my holiday pining for one myself, but in a more relaxed casual cut. I saw the most perfect one at Balmain below but a little out of my price budget…

Balmain Velvet Blazer

Just when I had forgotten about my velvet crush, when I was in Bruges this weekend I unexpectedly came across this one at Sissy Boy (my new favourite store and I will be blogging about it later this week). It is the perfect mix of high low dressing, a super casual yet elegant cut and in a beautiful navy/grey colour that is perfect for dressing up denim on an evening.

Some more inspiration of this AW16 trend is above for the best ways to wear yours this season. The perfect option from Desk to Dinner for christmas parties and if you really want to up your game, why not go head to toe in a velvet suit!