Velvet is the fabric of the season!
such as Rebecca Taylor, Lanvin, and Gucci
were noted as using large amounts of velvet in their Fall/Winter 2012 collections.
Not only is velvet a historically luxe material,
but the texture and drape make it a wonderful fabric to wear.
Our favorite way to wear velvet is in rich, jewel-tone hues – like this emerald green Betsy Johnson dress. Punk up a fit-‘n-flair skater dress with some wedge booties and a plaid scarf.
We just love the texture of crushed velvet; and when dressing in darker shades for cooler weather, texture is key to creating visual interest in an outfit. Feeling lazy or just want to be comfortable? Go for these Gap leggings rather than your baggy sweatpants! Cozy can be cute.
Something about black velvet just exudes sexiness. We prefer black velvet shorts over a LBD for a sexy take on menswear. Paired with a graphic top and pops of red, this look is perfect for a night out on the town.
If you’re unsure about going all the way with velvet, try a little velvet trim. We love the accents on this Marc Jacobs blazer; it’s the perfect balance between feminine and edgy.