When I heard Victoria’s Secret supermodel Lily Aldridge designed a collection for Velvet, I admit, I rolled my eyes. While many models could feasibly design clothes, I’d hardly qualify Aldridge—who’s best known for parading around in underwear—as one of them. But then I saw the collection, and while it’s not reinventing the wheel, it is filled with some pretty great pieces at reasonable prices: All 13 items are under $200.
Like this army jacket. You may already have one in your closet, but if you don’t, this one is cool and vintage-inspired, and, at $148, a pretty good buy. Shoppers must agree–it’s already sold out most places, particularly in small sizes.
Also virtually sold out everywhere is the Stella top, a cool tee with a dark, sooty leopard-print. This is one of my favorite pieces in the collection in that it’s a little edgier and yet totally wearable for a range of styles. (You can also find it on Velvet’s website.)
I find it surprisingly hard to find a good striped T-shirt, but this Pearl top seems like a strong contender, especially with its cute little red heart at the hip.
I own a very similar sweater to the Saffron pullover, and not only is an airy knit a great transitional piece, but it’s perfect for cool summer nights, particularly if you’re at the beach.
I’ve been looking for a white crocheted dress for what seems like forever; the Lily dress seems just perfect, which is exactly what I’d expect, this being the one piece in the collection that Aldridge named after herself. I’ll admit, it’s pretty worthy. Agree?