If you follow what's trending in fashion, you know that designers like Valentino, Derek Lam and Stella McCartney had their models strutting the runway wearing velvet. Yes, velvet is nothing new but it's back in full effect for Fall 2016. I normally don't care about being on trend but I truly love the luxe look of velvet. When done right, there's something sexy about this rich fabric.
The thickness and texture of velvet makes it more ideal to wear during the cooler seasons.
When experimenting with velvet remember that less is always more so find one velvet favorite and incorporate it into your wardrobe. Add a subtle touch to your look and wear a velvet choker or clutch. Search Etsy.com for some affordable velvet accessories. Give your fall ensemble more dimension with heels or velvet boots. Try mixing velvet pieces with minimalistic silhouettes. Also a well cut velvet blazer can be easily incorporated into outfits and makes Sir or Madame look debonair.
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SIDE NOTE: I love when it's incorporated in home décor. I want a blue or green velvet couch or accent chair in my next apartment. Check out Anthropologies collection of velvet furniture by clicking here.
VENT MOMENT: I had the CUTEST black velvet dress in college. It was the only dress that could actually fit my body type from American Apparel. My friend borrowed the dress and I've never seen it again. Dress thief, you know who you are. I know who you are and I remember. RIP to that little black dress that every women should have in her closet.
Velvet can be on the pricey side so below are some of my affordable and semi-affordable velvet picks for fall 2016. All images are linked so you can shop and thank me later.