One of the biggest trends this coming Fall/Winter is textured fabric, including velvet (also don't forget tweed, lace, felt, faux fur, etc.). I'm not an overly huge velvet fan, and I don't like velour at all (I think it's a result of my parents owning a velvet covered couch back in the '70s and '80s), but I can certainly appreciate a great velvet jacket to polish off an outfit. I would have never bought this blazer myself, but my mom bought this for my birthday one year and I just never had a chance to wear it. I think this coming fall season will be the perfect time:
It's originally from Jacob, maybe four or five years ago. Size 0 in this dark plum color. Looks gorgeous with a pair of dark jeans and heels. It's pretty warm. I was starting to sweat in the apartment when I was taking pictures so it's definitely for cooler weather. Also worn with Smart Set lace trim camisole (white, size XS), Paige Laurel Canyon Jeans (McKinley, size 25), Calvin Klein Feliz Boot (black calf, size 6.5), and Olivia Harris Satchel (Teal patent), and another big trend this season, a leopard scarf (from eBay).