You know winter is well on its way when velvet enters the scene. Part 90s fashion homage, part holiday staple, women’s clothing, accessories, shoes and handbags in luxurious velvet can elevate both your everyday style and looks for special occasions, including all those holiday parties spreading across your calendar. Don’t miss out on one of the biggest trends of fall fashion 2015. Here are some tips and examples on how to nail this look and make it your own. Shop these wonderful wardrobe essentials with Cash Back at Ebates.
There’s no better way to create a classic yet glamorous look than with a velvet dress. This Eloquii black velvet dress is simply chic with a little texture to add visual interest and a shape to hug curves. Many plus size clothing stores have introduced velvet styles this season as well, so pieces like this are relatively easy to find.
You don’t always have to go dark and daring with velvet. Keep it light and flirty with this adorable floral dress in a breathtaking blue. Perfect for the office but easily amped up for evening, this piece will have plenty of mileage in your wardrobe.
Velvet may been seen as a bit old-fashioned but pieces like this bodycon dress prove it can be sultry and sassy. In an eye-catching purple, this dress is perfect for clubs and cocktails with the girls when paired with a bold heel. Or you can take it to the office with leggings and a chunky scarf.
Easily mix velvet into your winter wardrobe with skirts for all occasions. This navy midi skirt pairs perfectly with basic shirts and sweaters or a sequin/metallic top for more festive outings.
Kick up your weekend and casual looks with a velvet mini skirt. This piece offers a little edge with a ribbed texture and easily pairs with sneakers and tees for an off-the-clock outfit with a bit of high fashion.
Velvet and print is not too much of a good thing when it comes to this burnout skirt. Wear it with a button-down blouse for work or a black shell top and pumps for date night.
A velvet jacket or wrap top has major black-tie appeal. Conservative yet fashion-forward, this piece can easily pair with a pleated skirt or cigarette pants for ultra-fancy events like the ballet or opera.
For a casual yet statement-making look, this slouchy velvet tunic is completely versatile and looks just as amazing with jeans and sneakers as it does black skinny pants and platform heels.
Lo and behold, velvet does not always come in vampy colors and earth tones. This peach crop top will stun with a gold pencil skirt for evening or high-waisted jeans for the weekend. You can also wear a shell top underneath to town down the look for the office.
Small touched of velvet go a long way, especially in the form of jewelry, shoes and handbags. This velvet and crystal necklace is so perfectly holiday, we can just taste the pumpkin spice and eggnog. Hit it out of the park by pairing it with your LBD or LWD.
In a luscious red, this Rebecca Minkoff purse will make a serious statement with any black cocktail dress in your closet. However, a white dress with a gold plate belt would be the epitome of holiday style.
Keep it cutesy with these little bunny flats! A pop of green goes a long way, whether you pair them with light jeans or a skater skirt.
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Briana is a shopaholic whose newest obsession is matching top-and-skirt sets (but she also can’t resist a good jumpsuit). She loves rock music, horror movies and is an all-around pop culture junkie. She is, without fail, always down for karaoke. Her blog, Mamafierce, is a chronicle of personal fashion, body positivity and the adventures of motherhood. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband, three-year-old son and tortoiseshell cat, Divvy.