There's nothing better than finding that perfect statement piece in an unexpected place, like Olivia Munn's velvet skirt. The actor was photographed in Los Angeles on Mon. wearing the perfect mauve skirt in a textured, crushed-velvet fabric. And unlike celebrities who shop exclusively at high-end, luxe retailers, Munn scored her skirt at H&M.
Although it's fall, highs in the 80s means California dressing is all about finding fall-appropriate pieces that aren't too warm. Munn perfected the art with her $60, H&M find. With a crushed-velvet fabric (made of recycled polyester), it's thick enough to be called a fall piece while still being breezy enough for those end-of-summer warm days.
The faux-wrap cut creates an A-line fit that's perfect for tucking in a form-fitting turtleneck like Munn's. Her lightweight sweater followed the theme of dusky hues in a subtle gray blue. Munn's lightweight turtleneck and velour miniskirt combo is the ideal outfit formula as we ease into colder, cashmere-sweater weather.
Though it was likely the least expensive item of the outfit, Munn's skirt set the tone for her entire ensemble. The actor matched her sunglasses, circular shoulder bag, and strappy heels to its dark-pink color for subtle coordination.
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Munn is obviously a fan of the affordable brand — she even wowed everyone when she wore a custom H&M mesh gown to the 2018 Met Gala. The actor's closet is actually filled with budget-friendly pieces — in 2017, she wore a $23 gingham off-the-shoulder dress from ASOS, and earlier this year, she wore another ASOS fiery-red romper with a $51 price tag.
The velvet trend has been in rotation for a few season now, but it was more present than ever during Fall 2018 New York Fashion Week, where it graced the runways of Oscar de la Renta, Bottega Veneta, and Prabal Gurung. While the runways featured velvet in big quantities — turtlenecks, maxi skirts, gowns, and wide-leg trousers — Munn's miniskirt is a great way to integrate the fall-ready fabric into your wardrobe with ease. Opt for a velvet mini in a fun autumn hue to wear during daytime errands, or pair black velvet with tights and matching boots for a sleek evening look.
Ready to sport a miniskirt like Munn's? Ahead, The Zoe Report's favorite velvet skirts on the market right now.