We all love the feeling of a soft fabric touching our skin. One of the smoothest you can get for fall is velvet. Aside from being super cozy, velvet is one of the most astonishing fabrics of the season. Velvet has been very popular on the fashion scene in the last couple of years and this fall season things aren’t any different. This mesmerizing fabric is a staple in the fall wardrobe of many style icons.
Velvet is very versatile. Its texture and appearance make it the perfect choice for special occasions. From chic mini dresses to elegant gowns, you could opt for anything made of velvet this fall. If you want to jazz up your fall style, treat yourself with several velvet pieces. Even tiny details like crossbody bags will do the job. If you are obsessed with velvet like us, get a statement clothing piece made of velvet. Velvet slip dresses and dusters are the chicest choices for fall. Each color looks much more vibrant on this fabric. So, you don’t have to worry about the color choice. Any hue will do the job.
Velvet is one of the rare fabrics that you could wear both on the streets and at home. Velvet cozy tracksuits, sweaters and sweatpants are the best things that can happen to your skin in these cold days. This smooth material will make you feel like royalty even on the days you are just chilling on your couch with a messy bun and no makeup on.
Velvet footwear is another trend that is here to stay. Velvet booties could elevate even the most ordinary outfit. So keep a pair of those in your closet this season.
Take a look at these stylish ways to flaunt velvet this fall. Our guide is here to help you master the smoothest outfits of the season.
Kylie Jenner released three new velvet lip kits as a part of her Kylie Cosmetics Lip Velvet collection. The young star was giving many hints in the last couple of weeks on social media, which left everyone in anticipation. The three new shades are a huge treat for all the makeup junkies and Kylie’s fans.
Unlike the previous OG Velvet Lip Kits that are in neutral and soft colors, the last three additions are much bolder and perfect for summer. All of the shades carry a fruit-related name and are definitely going to be a big hit. “Grape Soda’ is the most prominent one with a daring purple-greyish tone. Many fans are going to go crazy over this unique shade.
There’s also the “Poison Berry’. This is a darker, vamp inspired color that compliments any look.
The third one is the “Strawberry Cream’ for all the girly girls out there who love to rock pink lips.
Kylie found the perfect way to promote her new velvet lip kits. The day before the big reveal, she announced that she will be presenting the kits on Twitter, and they would be dropping on her page the same day. The new velvet shades are already available on kyliecosmetics.com at 27$ each.
The Velvet Lip Kits made their debut in March this year in four nude and rose shades. According to Kylie, she wanted to create this collection for all the girls who really love a matte lipstick. The lip kits are very creamy and contain moisturizing ingredients that do not dry out the lips. They are very comfortable to wear and Kylie herself described them as “demi-matte’. The Keeping Up with the Kardashians star built a cosmetics empire at only 19 years old and her products and fans are growing rapidly by the day. Her makeup company sells lip kits, highlighters, blushes, eyeliners and eyeshadow palettes.
The makeup mogul used her Snapchat to announce that she has a big surprise for her fans. So all of you Kylie Cosmetics fans should stay tuned for what is coming. It looks like we are going to have a week full of surprises from the successful Jenner.
“I’ve done this before in the past, and it was a huge success, so I’m bringing it back bigger, better, and brand new,” Kylie said on Snapchat.
The Tibi fall/winter 2017-2018 ready-to-wear collection at NYFW was full of abstract proportions and suits of various cuts and styles. Suits have been showing up on the great majority of runways already in several different cuts, patterns and fabrics. Only a few of the styles were form fitting with most of the collection appearing to be about a free flowing aesthetic instead.
Even the form fitting elements, which were mostly pants, appear to have been created and styled to accentuate the juxtaposition between other looser elements of the ensembles, for example, a coat or jacket or a particularly structured top. There was a lot of room designed in the shoulders of several of the looks; even the single-shoulder dresses had a bit of volume structured into that shoulder.
Brightly colored accents in footwear made an interesting point throughout the Tibi fall 2017 collection as well, with strappy open-toed stiletto sandals and brightly colored booties showing with mini skirt suit options and long dresses.
Besides the suits, there were winter-ideal draped velvet gowns in several colors that were very modest in comparison to many of the other options offered. Velvet is one of the favored fall and winter textures for a lot of people and this is evidenced in a lot of collections. Though the simple chic aesthetic is often not as prevalent as others, which may not be flashy, it typically does seem so against a design like those in this collection.
The detail of the draping, the structure of the shoulders and the chosen colors for the soft velvet are all great features. These velvet dresses are not the only options available clearly, but they are certainly significant. They come as a two-piece set that includes matching pants, so these are a double threat for those interested in this type of garment.
Suits are a classic option for several reasons. Compared to other fashion options they are quick and nearly hassle free, since most of the work is done for you by Amy Smilovic, who essentially says, “here is a beautiful outfit for you ” add your personalizing details as needed’. This contributes to the idea that a person in a suit has their life or at least their aesthetic put together and can clearly communicate this to the very visual world.
It is this ease of wear and impression making that also helps suits transition from a work or day look to an evening look with a slight adjustment or two. It feels like this was the point of the Tibi fall/winter 2017-18 collection ” to offer options that would make being fashionable through the fall and winter easy to pull off in several different atmospheres and settings.
Photos courtesy of Vogue
The Tadashi Shoji fall/winter 2017-2018 ready-to-wear collection showed at New York Fashion Week, and the runway was filled with looks with interesting illusions and a real fantasy appeal. The use of metallic that looked like liquid machinated into incredible gowns, printed chiffon and heavy velvet in incredibly rich shades made an impression that seems to be polarizing for some.
Admittedly there was a lot going on in this collection, but the theme was definitely erring on the side of more ” much more. More drama, more depth, more design and more fantasy than is often seen in one collection.
Some of the pieces were just awe-inspiring. As an example, the knee-length red rose printed dress with amazing peekaboo lace trimming details at the waist and the deep V-shaped neckline had incredible movement and detail. Furthermore every single one of the liquid metallic gowns is aesthetically interesting.
There was use of skin showing details that allowed just a little peek here and there to accentuate shape and style of the ensembles through most of the looks. The full collection features a lot of details everywhere you look. In some spots it is a bit overwhelming, but it is clear that the Tadashi Shoji fall 2017 collection is set up to appeal to a lot of different clients who will hopefully have a love for details and embellishment.
Though together the collection is a bit overwhelming, it doesn’t take away from the fact that each of the items it completely stunning in its own right. There is no small use of flair here and any person looking to stand out at an event would not have any issue finding an option that would work for them. These are the gowns that are designed to stand out in a manner that is both chic and elegant and thankfully so. There were more than just gowns, with suits included as well if that is your preference.
The whole choice would come down to personal taste, but a collection of show-stopping gown choices should be a bit extra when grouped all together. The high amount of embellishments is expected from Tadashi Shoji, who worked with well-known costume designer Bill Whitten. Tadashi Shoji collections are designed to fill the gap of contemporary special occasion dresses and he has certainly met this goal with fervor this season at New York Fashion Week.
The Tadashi Shoji fall/winter 2017-2018 collection is a perfect example of what to expect out of a brand that specialized in gowns. Metallics, lace, fur, velvet, sheer layers and thoughtfully placed details mean a lot of options. The variety is a mark that this brand is really interested in providing something for everyone.
Photos courtesy of Vogue
Velvet has the potential to look elegant, sophisticated, and smart ” but it also has the potential to look cheap or even trashy. So, when velvet fashion is worn right, it’s luscious and can be a total winning look for whatever occasion you’re wearing it for. Conversely, the opposite is true. We’ve been seeing a lot of velvet emerging as a beautiful trend, and it is, of course, very important for people to know exactly how to wear velvet in the most successful way possible.
Velvet goes hand-in-hand with ’70s fashion, which has been another top fashion trend in the past season in particular; with all of the rich colors and luscious textures that are always abundant for the cold seasons, everything seemed to be right on the mark for bringing in the velvet trend.
Thinking of velvet often brings to mind the idea of either classic royalty or glamourous musicians ” this is one of the only ways these two groups of people might have in common, yet both utilized the fabric to its utmost potential. And that’s what we want to see on the streets as well!
Velvet fashion has also been typically seen in eveningwear rather than daywear, but we have been seeing velvet as daywear pop up on various runways this year. So this isn’t just some trend that popped up on a whim; it’s been a long time coming, and we’re finally seeing just how beautiful it looks in a daily setting!
If you’re trying to figure out how to wear velvet because you want to try out the lush fabric in the next few months, you won’t want to be left out in the cold by missing the mark. Stick to these basic guidelines, and before you know it, people will be asking you how to wear velvet!
Gravitate Toward Rich Colors
Velvet fashion at its most sophisticated and elegant is in rich jewel hues. But that’s not to say you can’t find lighter tones that are chic as well, so do keep your options over.
If you’re ever in doubt, though, stick to the deeper shades, because more than likely they’re your best bet for a stunning velvet fashion moment! Black velvet is a classic go-to shade, but really don’t be afraid to play around in the jewel department, with deep blues and emerald greens, bold reds and luscious pinks!
Seek out the Smooth Velvet
It’s easy to find daywear pieces in crushed velvet, but be wary! It’s easy for even expensive designs to look cheap if the velvet is crinkled, so try to opt for smooth velvet that speaks to you. This is pretty easy to differentiate when looking at different velvet designs ” the right fabric will look (and feel) absolutely amazing. Pairing together the jewel shades and smooth velvet is the perfect basis to begin your search.
Velvet Can Be Professional: Velvet Blazer
Suiting made in the plush fabric may sound a bit odd, but it can make for some killer blazers! Add to the sophistication by pairing a velvet blazer with a silk top; you’ll have two luscious fabrics next to each other for a totally rich and luxurious look.
Velvet fashion is also applicable to other outerwear. Coats are a great way to go if you don’t want to feel stuck in the fabric throughout your day, and it’s even one of the most striking and luxurious iterations of velvet. It’s easy, because you can wear it over any style of outfit without worrying about overpowering anything.
Try a velvet coat or blazer paired with your everyday suits when you’re going into work” it can really make your day get a little bit more comfortable!
How to Wear a Velvet Dress
You’ll find that velvet is just the thing you were missing from your mini dresses, especially in the wintertime! The velvet dress was seen at its most feminine on this year’s runways. The silhouettes ranges from sweet to edgy in numerous ways, showing just how versatile the smooth fabric can be.
You can go playful and short with dresses containing embellishments like velvet ruffles, or you can go luxurious and sleek with straightforward velvet making up the body of the dress. Either way, it adds so much depth and texture to your standard dresses that come in the same or similar designs.
Lastly, and most importantly, let the velvet dress be the star of your look. You don’t need to worry too much about accessorizing a velvet dress, because the fabric is a wow piece in itself.
Just toss on a pair of complementary shoes, grab a simple clutch, and maybe add on something like a scarf or a simple piece of jewelry to add a little something extra depending on the dress you’re sporting. For example, a daring velvet dress with a plunging neckline would be paired well with a simple necklace.
You might try styling a simple velvet mini dress with opaque tights and classic lace-up boots. Then you can have a bit of fun with accessories. If the dress is subtle enough, you might toss in a simple velvet piece. Otherwise, stick to other fabrics for a clutch and perhaps one other piece of jewelry you feel your look can’t survive without.
Velvet chokers have been in for a while, and now is the perfect time to pull these in to further your involvement with the velvet trend. This winter you’ll be seeing plenty of velvet chokers (and you probably already have in the fall), so that’s one easy way to fit into the sphere. You might also try a luxe velvet scarf, if you’re looking for ways to stay warm while also trying out new trends this winter.
One of the best velvet fashion accessories you’ll be able to find, though, is a handbag. Many top designers and fashion retailers have recently released a handbag design or two, so you’ll be able to find your dream bag in no time if you browse around your favorite shopping outlets.
It’s a super easy way to add in some luxurious velvet to your looks, and you’ll find just how easily velvet can transfer from day to night. Plus, who couldn’t use a few new handbags in their wardrobe?
When in Doubt, Pull Back
There’s nothing more enticing than the thought of enveloping yourself in velvet when trying out the velvet trend. Don’t do it! This is perfectly fine with velvet blankets, but not in velvet fashion.
Stick to a piece or two, depending on the outfit, and don’t go past that! A velvet dress or a velvet two-piece suit is perfectly acceptable, but don’t add in velvet accessories or shoes on top of that, or else you might come off as way too overzealous.
If the only velvet you’re wearing is in your shoes and accessories, stick to the footwear and one or two accessories (max!) to add some luxury to your looks. Any more than that and you’re already beginning to trivialize your whole look.
Restraint is one of the most important (albeit sometimes the hardest) aspects of trying out a new trend. If you’re just beginning to ease into this one, keep it to one statement velvet piece the first time around, then think about adding more if you really deem it necessary.
It Doesn’t Need to Be Formal
Suits and dresses are two of the most striking garment types that come up with the velvet trend, but velvet fashion really reaches into all aspects of fashion. By looking around, you can find things like velvet shorts and casual, oversized tops that you might expect to find in any other everyday fabric.
So the only thing you’ll be changing from these pieces (which are probably already favorite silhouettes in your wardrobe) is the fabric. You’ll even be swapping it out for a plush, cozy fabric that will be great for the winter months.
With the garments like velvet shorts, you could make fabulous edgy looks by pairing it with opaque tights or even fishnets, as is another trend for the season. If the velvet texture is subtle enough, playing with more textures to bring out the fabric is a fun way to get to know velvet or what does and doesn’t work with it.
Velvet is just an all-around fun fabric, and there are so many different ways you can wear it, so there’s no harm in having some fun and figuring out what looks the best for you!
How to Wear Velvet Shoes & Boots
The velvet trend even extends down to your toes. Embrace the ’70s by tossing on a pair of platform heels with velvet, or just browse around and find any number of styles created in velvet.
You might be surprised to see all of the options out there ” but when you think about it, it’s really just a step up from suede! Beyond that, there’s no grand rule to velvet shoes, other than to opt for the velvet ones instead of your standard go-to footwear of the same style.
For winter in particular, though, velvet boots are the must-have footwear. These are super easy to insert into your daily wardrobe, because a pair of these really just calls for a simple outfit.
Think dark wash denim jeans (or a neutral pant) and a simple top, or, if you really want to highlight your fab new boots, just go full monochrome. By pairing a pair of chic over-the-knee brightly toned velvet boots with a sleek bodysuit, you’ll be all set for an evening event that’s just as sophisticated as a dress.
Footwear is the one area where the exact type of velvet isn’t important. Crinkled velvet boots aren’t as elegant or sophisticated, but they make for fabulous additions to your everyday daytime wardrobe, in neutral shades and jewel tone alike. These boots naturally can be found cheaper, so don’t sweat it if you’re looking for an inexpensive way to try out the velvet trend for the cold seasons.
Let it Play Well with Others
Velvet fashion can be hard to pair with other styles if you don’t know what to look for. In this case, juxtaposition is a striking way to go.
Try pairing a jewel-toned velvet dress or miniskirt combo with a khaki jacket, for instance. The color will work to counteract the rich texture and add in some edge in a utilitarian way ” it’s the perfect way to pull off a sassy and sweet theme in one outfit. A similar way to offset the femininity of velvet would be to pair it with a leather jacket for a look with a harder edge.
You’ll find that pairing a girly velvet fashion garment with a harder or neutral jacket will make your velvet more versatile in your everyday life. This doesn’t need to be a difficult trend, as long as you know just how to wear velvet!
Make Your Man Join You
Velvet fashion isn’t just a trend for women; it’s always been a striking addition to men’s wardrobes, too. Velvet blazers and suit coats are actually one of the most luxurious fabrics for semi-formal attire, especially in jewel tones.
Know How to Clean Velvet
Velvet is a really tricky fabric to care for all around. It’s easy enough for the owner, though, to take it to the dry cleaners when it’s time to be cleaned regularly, but we don’t always have the luxury of an immediate remedy.
For instance, a mid-even spill can just ruin a part of your mindset for the evening. I know I’m prone to clumsiness more often than I’d admit, so if you’re like me, then wearing such a luxurious fabric is a bit daunting without knowing the proper way to care for minor issues.
If you manage to spill some liquid on your velvet garment, be careful not to blot or wipe at it. This might be your knee-jerk reaction to taking care of a spill, but with velvet you would risk ruining the lush texture!
Instead of blotting, you’ll need to remove the garment and shake out the additional moisture. If it’s a velvet dress and you’re at an event, though, you’ll just have to do the best you can under the circumstances! Then it’ll just be a waiting game of letting it dry on its own. Finish by fluffing the fabric with your finger in order to keep the velvet fashion looking as good as possible.
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Monday feels less like Monday today thanks to the latest breaking news regarding Rihanna‘s, Victoria Beckham‘s and Kylie Jenner’s new ventures, with the former, of course, having to deal with the Fenty x Puma collection. Rihanna’s Fenty x Puma line is, in fact, about to launch brand new velvet Creepers, which are going to hit the stores on December 8th and online at puma.com.
Each pair of the velvet Puma Creepers is neither too expensive nor too affordable, as it retails at “only’ $150 USD. This is a little bit pricier than the original Creepers, which retailed at $120, but with velvet being a more luxurious fabric, it is easy to understand the reasons behind the additional charge (the latest Creepers in camo print, on the other hand, cost $150).
Available in three iconic colors, namely cement gray, burgundy and black, Rihanna’s Fenty x Puma velvet Creepers are probably going to sell out sooner than the previous ones launched so far, as velvet is one of this winter’s must-have motifs.
All the three colors feature a sophisticated ton-sur-ton midsole, as well as the classic Creeper figure, which has been one of the fashion industry’s trendiest topic ever since Rihanna’s Creepers hit the stores back in 2015 (not for nothing, Rihanna just became the first woman to win the Shoe of the Year Award). They also include waxed laces and metallic gold branding and, to make things even more luxurious, they got handcrafted in Italy.
Although being undeniably elegant, however, Rihanna’s take on velvet is a wearable design too, with this specific pair of Creepers being perfect for any event, whether it is formal or informal.
With burgundy and velvet magically addicting when paired together, we recommend compulsively checking Puma’s online store since the midnight of December 7th, since we predict this specific style to fly off the shelves the soonest. As it always happens with Kylie Jenner’s makeup kits, however, Rihanna’s velvet Creepers will surely get sold on eBay for significantly higher prices too, a practice that not only makes you break the bank, but also is risky, as they are often counterfeited.
Rumors are also spreading around the Internet regarding a few possible leather reworks, but both Rihanna and Puma have yet to confirm the news.
If you can’t have enough of Rihanna’s footwear creations, we also recommend having a look at her latest Rihanna x Manolo Blahnik capsule collection, for which the singer-turned-designer let Nineties signature motifs and R&B vibes collide to create something unique and, needless to say, already iconic.
Photo courtesy of Puma
When it comes to mastering Nineties-inspired creations, Victoria Beckham is never a disappointment. Former Posh Spice took Nineties references and translated them to the contemporary Victoria Beckham spring/summer 2017 collection, presented at New York Fashion Week a few hour ago.
Polished in every single detail to the nines, the Victoria Beckham spring 2017 runway line-up also blended in the mix a few athleisure-inspired motifs, drawing the collection to a close with unconventionally conceptual patterns that might even come as a surprise for those who are used to Beckham’s signature style.
The British designer’s evolution towards a more contemporary style was overall well received both among her aficionados as well as relatives, with both husband David Beckham and son Brooklyn supporting Victoria from the runway show’s front row. Brooklyn even captioned his feelings regarding the collection on Twitter, congratulating her on the success of the collection. “What an amazing show. Well done, mum,’ he captioned.
Deconstructed and architectural, the Victoria Beckham spring/summer 2017 collection took New York by surprise indeed, proclaiming (at least) three future major trends. Beckham’s warmer seasons include tons of velvet fabrics, the richness and elegance of which helped the architectural bra tops and loungewear trousers gently wrap up the bodies, exuding Beckham’s savoir-faire and girl power attitude from the Nineties.
While velvet appears to be Beckham’s must-have fabric, the designer’s spring 2017 must-have silhouette is unapologetically curve-hugging, with clingy mini and midi dresses dominating the scene. Lastly (and this time around unsurprisingly), Beckham’s ultimate trend includes two Nineties-inspired revisited hair and makeup styles, sported by Beckham when the Spice Girls were still in formation.
All of the models were channeling not only middle-parted hair styled with a super flat effect, but also ultra-Nineties-inspired bright blue eyeliner, courtesy of Estée Lauder (Beckham has partnered with the French brand for an upcoming beauty collection).
Aside from the overall Nineties-inspired ensembles, the Victoria Beckham spring/summer 2017 collection treated us to hipster-approved proposals that are just perfect from day to night. Divided in three sections, the line-up mixes the first ones with one another (namely the more Nineties and the athleisure-inspired ones) just to create a third more conceptual kind of section, dominated by floral embroideries, kimono oversized shirts and deconstructed knit dresses and jackets.
Stripes play a huge role within the collection’s finale too, veering most of the line-up’s pieces to a sort of revisited cosmopolitan loungewear style. This style is surely emphasized by Beckham’s ample usage of velvet fabrics, although the velvet proposals tend to fluctuate to a more urban warrior sort of style rather than to a merely Nineties-inspired look in this specific case.
We can firmly state that Beckham’s woman exudes confidence and sex appeal for sure, and will fiercely walk her way through the next spring/summer season one slip dress at a time.
Photos courtesy of Vogue
Velvet was spotted early on as one of the must-have fall/ winter 2016-2017 fashion trends and if we’re being honest ” even on trend it needs to be worn correctly. Velvet is a beautiful material with a fantastic texture and appearance, but it can easily overwhelm you if it is overdone. The soft feel of it is as ideal as the look, but certain care must be taken with the material. It should feel smooth and soft and is often warm, making it an ideal textile for fall.
Velvet has been incredibly popular through several time periods comprising everything from elaborate Victorian style clothing to flapper dresses and wrap dresses. To help you conquer the fall 2016 velvet trend, here are a few must-have velvet fashion pieces, and a tip or two on how to wear them. Each piece is beautiful, showing off the aspects of why velvet is so on trend in fall 2016 and always makes at least a recurring appearance on the runway.
1. Balmain Double-Breasted Velvet Jacket
Starting off strong with the fall 2016 velvet trend is my favorite item on this list: a double-breasted black velvet jacket by Balmain. Bear with me, no other description will be this long, but this jacket has earned it.
This double-breasted jacket can be worn multiple ways and as is typically the case with velvet it will work beautifully well with sheer, lace, leather, and even denim. This coat has everything that makes a great statement piece ” eye-catching details, easy-to-wear ability and an overall timeless fashionable feel. It taps into the trend of military style jackets, and catches the eyes with two rows of gold buttons embossed with the labels signature lions.
The waist is nipped in for a flattering fit and there are matching lion embossed gold buttons down the sleeve from just beneath the elbow to the cuff. The center piece can be unbuttoned on either side whenever you like or taken out completely for an open jacket look.
This jacket is versatile, smooth as velvet (pun intended) and alluringly on trend. Start your fall off right with one of the most beautiful fall 2016 velvet pieces and purchase your Balmain jacket at Net-a-Porter.
2. Miu Miu Studded Velvet Ballet Flat
Miu Miu is well known for well-embellished designs and these velvet ballet flats deserve a second look and maybe a third in order to fully appreciate the studs, velvet ankle wraps and even the buckles as they are woven together in this intricate design. Available at Nordstrom, it’s super cute, and in a flat so more comfortable than other options while still being dressy and upscale!
3. Vintage 1970s Velvet Tank
Everybody needs at least one vintage piece in their wardrobe, and this velvet tank is timeless and cute. The soft black velvet is detailed with buttons down the center and gold embellishments. The thin spaghetti straps give this tank a fun look, and this is a mid-seventies era find. Just a note, be careful with vintage pieces, they need a loving hand. You can get this vintage velvet top at Free People.
4. Dannijo Velvet Choker
Available at Neiman Marcus, this choker hit multiple trends by being a choker and an essential for the fall 2016 velvet trend. The richly colored midnight blue choker features an oxidized silver plated Swarovski crystal in the center. The sparkle of the crystals in the ring works beautifully against the soft background of midnight blue velvet.
5. Alice and Olivia Velvet Bodysuit
The V-shaped neckline and long sleeves of this bodysuit are flattering, while disrobing when needed is a breeze thanks to the concealed back zipper. This bodysuit does have to be dry cleaned, but the stylish two-tone design is a beautiful velvet addition to your fall 2016 wardrobe. It can be worn for a polished look with a multitude of pieces from flowing maxi skirts to a pair of fashionable flat-front shorts. You can buy it at Saks Fifth Avenue.
6. Saint Laurent Quilted Velvet Shoulder Bag
Next on our list is this Yves Saint Laurent classic Monogramme bag in a rich emerald colored velvet that is quilted for an ideal, interesting feel beneath your fingers every time you check your bag. The YSL plaque is dead center of the bag for instant brand recognition, while the inside of it is twill lined to softly hold your essentials. Without a doubt the bag is as chic as one would expect from YSL and will not disappoint. Available at Net-a-Porter, it is well sized, not so big you will be tempted to stuff it, and it fits well with the fall 2016 velvet fashion trend.
7. Nasty Gal Layered Velvet Choker
This layered velvet choker is easily my favorite item on the list because it is the easiest to wear and has a fun design that is not too serious. The main portion of the choker is soft black velvet, with a triplet of chains in gold and silver, each with a single charm on it. Get yours at Nasty Gal here!
8. Gucci Velvet Dress
One of the best features of velvet is how well it works with other textures. It is beautiful and stands out subtly and this Gucci fall 2016 dress shows that feature off flawlessly. The actual dress is made of black stretch cotton velvet, with an almond colored lace collar and lace cuffed white tulle sleeves. The lining is silk and there are beautiful color-infused pearly buttons with the decorative GG on each. The back has a covered zip closure and the mid-thigh-length dress is perfect. Purchase one for yourself from Bergdorf Goodman!
9. Pleated Velvet Wrap Dress
This richly colored pleated velvet wrap dress gets an honorable mention as it is flattering (nearly all wrap dresses are, right?), but this one features pleating that shows off the beautiful texture of the soft, warm velvet. It is chic, machine washable and looks amazing from every angle. Get yours at Topshop!
10. Valentino Ankle-Wrap Ballet Sandals in Velvet
Valentino is always dreamy and feminine, and this lovely ballet sandal is the best velvet staple for fall 2016 that you should invest in. Available at Bergdorf Goodman, it comes in a nude color that will complement practically any outfit you wear, be that a chic LBD or a casual look composed of a pair of ripped jeans and a simple tee. The small lacquered block heel makes it so foot-friendly, while the delicate ankle wraps are perfectly in tune with the season’s ‘ballet fever’.
Photos courtesy of Net-a-Porter, Free People, Nasty Gal
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