Velvet Cami Dress: Winter Style

Hi, everyone!

For Christmas this year, I was very lucky to receive this Sanctuary velvet cami dress from SaksOff5th! The velvety luxe dress comes in a beautiful emerald green color — the current "it" color, and perfect for the holiday season, too!

If the weather was a lot warmer, I would simply wear the dress and style it with a pair of sneakers. But wearing it alone in this weather is just unrealistic. I want to look chic and good when I'm out and about, but I definitely don't want to be cold and end up not enjoying myself!

So I've put together two winter outfits with this dress that would work for a museum visit, shopping on your day off, brunching with the girlfriends, or hanging out with family and friends during the holiday season. Hope you'll like it!


Winter Style No. 1

Velvet Cami Dress over a Sweater

For the first look, I'm layering the cami dress over a sweater I got last year from Zara. I love the design of the sleeves and the softness of the piece. The white boots are from Vince Camuto and if you follow me on Instagram, you'll notice its one of my favorite go-to pairs this season. They are comfortable to walk in and goes well with a lot of outfits!

I'm adding a long plaid coat over the entire outfit for an additional layer of warmth. I like that the black and white checkers go well with the grey sweater. And then my bag by Chloe (similar here) is in a green-blue color, which I thought goes well with the velvety green. 


Winter Style No. 2

Velvet Cami Dress with Over-the-knee Boots

I'm keeping my legs warm with a pair of over-the-knee boots; the pair I'm wearing is from Stuart Weitzman, and it is currently on sale at Saks Fifth Avenue for less than $500! I imagine I would be going somewhere indoors with this outfit, so I'm simply wearing a black jacket over the dress. In order to keep my neck warm, I've thrown on a yak down shawl; the one I have on me is from my friend's brand Shokay (you can use my discount code HAPPILYEVERSTYLE to get 15% off).


I love mixing different materials and textures in one outfit for an added depth. In this look, there is velvet, suede, cotton, and yak down!

And that is all today. I hope you like the outfits! 

Thank you for reading!



All photos taken by Ashley Gallerani.


Tricia Chen is co-founder of Key To Radiance. She loves having fresh flowers in her apartment, putting on face masks, savoring cupcakes and a daily cup of grande almond latte. She works in PR and Marketing, and is currently based in New York.

Skin Type: Combination skin with an oily T-zone area (forehead and nose). Changes in climate, diet and/or lack of sleep irritates skin and causes inflammation, which then leads to large pores. High moisture level required on dry cheeks.