With the cold weather season comes holidays, festive parties and a heightened level of decadence. This year, amongst the luxe knits, fur trimmings and sparkle, you’ll find an old favorite in the mix: velvet. Not just for the big guy in red, velvet is the iconic textile that can tackle the harvest occasions as well as the snowy winter ones. Crushed, corduroy, velour or burnout, this feel-good fabric is having a triumphant return and we can’t wait to indulge!
When a seasonal trend comes back this hard, you can bet it’s going to be all over the place. But you don’t need every item in the coveted fabric. Just pick one piece and treat it like a new neutral — because velvet goes with everything after all.
1. Velvet Blazer
Want in on the trend but you’re workin’ hard in that office 9-5? Go the blazer route. This strategy is also perfect for ladies who like to shake up their holiday looks with a bossy twist. There’s nothing quite like being the babe in a velvet tux, while everyone else and their mother is wearing an off-the-shoulder dress.
2. Velvet Puffer
If beefing up your coat closet is top of mind, consider a fashion-forward puffer. Street-savvy and opulent, the athletic-inspired velvet option gives you an unexpected edge.
3. Velvet Shoe
Pick a shoe, any shoe, and you can find it in velvet. A flat mule for everyday wear, a platform pump for a special occasion or a chunky boot for any time in between, the velvet gods were good to the shoe lover this year. Dress down to make it a statement, or up to turn it into a staple. Either way your wardrobe will thank you.
4. Velvet Pant
When you need a break from all the skinny jeans and tailored trousers, go wide leg with a whole lot of velvet. Whether they’re for work or play, a swinging pair of party pants can spruce up the dreariest of days and span all occasions.
5. Velvet Bag
Not ready to double down on velvet? Pick up a handbag. Accessories are always the easiest way to jump in and out of trends, without investing too much for something you’re just trying out for a few months. Choose a backpack, bucket bag or envelope clutch. If you reach for your standard silhouette, you’re only putting the tip of your toe outside your comfort zone.