Soft, luxurious velvet has made a grand return and never looked better. Here’s what’s different about velvet this time, plus some tips on how to style it for fall and winter.
Move over to Black Velvet
Black velvet always looks rich, but this season, a whole new crop of colors makes velvet look more contemporary yet equally luxe. Look for jewel-toned velvet pieces in sapphire blue, ruby-red, burnt orange, burgundy, plum, and gold, to name a few.
You’ll also find plenty of velvet clothing in soft ballet pink, light blue, gray, and taupe.
This chic, blousy top in deep forest green is one of this fall’s ‘it’ colors. See how looks sophisticated this regal hue looks paired with black? I love how the homespun embroidered bag with vintage roses and soft foliage leaves makes this top pop.
Burnout Velvet is Big!
Velvet burned away in certain areas leaves a sheer backing and a gorgeous ornate tapestry pattern. This artistic type of velvet brings an opulent look and rich texture to this high-low top that’s perfect for party season.
Burnout velvet is a chic way to elevate the go-to basics. Wear this top with black or blue jeans and a dainty d’Orsay flat for the day. Swap out the flats for a gorgeous black bootie, and you’re ready for date night or dinner out with the girls. Bonus: the deep blue color in this top makes a nice, complexion-flattering change from black.
Velvet Prints are Popular
You typically see velvet in solid colors, but now designers are starting to play with patterns and prints. The stained-glass print on this cute and casual T-shirt top adds depth and personality.
This is a perfect top for creative types looking for something more artistic. I’ve paired the top with straight-cut jeans, a style that looks good on most body types and has started to come back after years of skinnies. Textured suede booties balance things out. For the evening, swap out the jeans for dressy pants and shoes, and you’re all set for more formal events.
Crushed Velvet is Cool
Texture can make velvet look cozy, which is why crushed velvet is so popular. This gorgeous royal blue velvet top with flirty, wide bell sleeves has a fun boho feel and a relaxed weekend vibe. What else do you need but dark pants when you have a tremendous statement-making top like this?
Velvet Accessories Rule
Velvet is such a popular fall trend that designers use it on anything they can think of. There are gorgeous velvet bags, shoes, leggings, gloves, and belts, but velvet socks are probably one of the most unusual things I’ve seen! Now that’s giving your feet the royal treatment!
New Shapes Give New Life to Velvet
This fall velvet is just as much for the day as it is for the night, and with that change comes some pretty cool, casual silhouettes. Velvet tank tops, leggings, jumpsuits, kimonos, shorts, and even moto jackets make velvet fresh and exciting!
What do you think of fall’s velvet trend? Have you bought any velvet pieces yet.