Anyone Can Pull Off the Velvet Trend—Here Are Our Tips
By now, you probably know that velvet is going to be around a lot this fall season.
It was shown on just about every major recent runway—Ralph Lauren and Lacoste to name a couple—and style influencers including Kendall Jenner and Kaia Gerber have already started testing out the look.
But, how can you start wearing this trend at school or on the weekends? We've put together a few ideas so you can start slipping this luxe fabric into your everyday outfits.
Turtle Neck Under Velvet Slip Dress
Ah, the velvet slip dress. Typically reserved for nighttime, this boudoir-inspired, barely there dress can be school appropriate when layered over a cozy turtleneck with boots.
The Velvet Bootie
This is our fave way to wear the velvet trend, and probably the easiest to execute with ease. Start off slow by trying out a blush or bordeaux pair with jeans and a cozy sweater, and perhaps graduate to something bold, like electric blue or forest green.
We're big fans of a statement-making blazer, which is why we're totally loving the idea of one dipped in velvet. Any shade will work, so go wild!
The velvet choker is a simple way to get on the trend without committing to a statement piece. Plus, you can even DIY your own version with materials from a local craft store. We like how Kendall Jenner went for a new version, wearing a thick, crimson choker with a pin pearl pierced through the front.
Channel your inner siren and try out a pair of plush pants. These fancy ones below are sure to get you noticed. Play up the '70s feels with a boho top and sunglasses, or try a loose pair for a laid back look.
Add instant richness to a look with a sumptuous velour bag!????
We've been giving the velvet bootie a lot of love, but this fabric looks great on heels, loafers, and slides, too. It adds a beautiful feminine touch to any ensemble, so it's perfect for your next dance or holiday party.
Plush Hair Accessories
How gorgeous is this mustard velvet hair bow? We're taking note and trying out different hair accessories this season, plush hair bows and headbands included.
Killer Velvet Dress
Okay so this look might not be practical for everyday, but it's a darn good way to make a statement. Try a long-sleeve, velvet dress for your next formal with cool boots and rock 'n' roll makeup.
This look is not for the faint of heart. Velvet separates can be a tough combo to wear, but if you're going to do it, go monochromatic. We love the way head-to-toe navy velvet looks, and you can easily wear the top and pants separate, too.
Uber Luxe Bomber
The bomber jacket comes in just about every style, color, and texture this season, including velvet. Try layering a luxe bomber jacket over your usual basics to elevate your look.
Okay, we know this one is a bit bold, but when styled correctly, you can totally pull off a velvet jumpsuit during the day. All you have to do is add on a longer blazer, open toe sandals, and a large satchel. Then, recycle it for your next festive party and wear it with statement earrings and sky-high platforms.
If booties and heels just aren't your thing, you can still get in on the velvet trend with a pair of velvet sneakers. They're super chic and perfect with boyfriend jeans.
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