The fashion gods have spoken: the hottest trend this fall is velvet. Unlike cotton or denim, velvet is a fabric most of us don't wear that much. It's known for being heavy, bulky and not all that flattering for most body types. Don't worry if you're not royalty or a glam rocker. Luckily, this trend can be worn a little— or a lot. Here's seven stylish ways to rock velvet all year long.
Look like a million bucks for under $60. Velvet ankle boots are a nice gateway into the trend. These Daisy Street Velvet Point Heeled Ankle Boots come in a gorgeous navy blue and can be paired with jeans for an everyday look.
Velvet was just made for walking. Dress up for date night or casual Friday at work with these pretty velvet slingbacks.
For '90s babies, this mini dress may remind you of Clueless. As if! Velvet is made comfy and cute with this look.
Just because it's a zillion degrees outside doesn't mean you have to ditch the velvet. The material adds some oomph to a regular crop top.
Pop your collar! This Regent blazer is sharp with just the perfect touch of plush. It pulls an outfit together for brunch and doubles as a jacket during those chilly fall mornings.
Let's say, you want to look like a baller and have rent money (or more) to spend? This gorgeous velvet single-button jacket from Saint Laurent is nothing short of opulent. Definitely a collectible piece.
Daring When Wet
Velvet at the beach? Okay, this swimsuit may not be for serious swimmers. The flattering Esther Williams-cut and deep royal blue velvet make a vintage statement.
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