I love the luxe texture and look of velvet, I do. But it just seems so fussy when you put it on, ya know? I have this gorge navy Ralph Lauren velvet blazer that I’m obsessed with and these black velvet theory pants, and I never wear either, because every time I put them on, I feel overdressed. But the plush fabric is majorly in for fall, and I am convinced that now’s the time to wear my velvet pieces or just ebay them, because I’m sick of taking them out of summer storage every year, thinking how much I love them, and then never wearing them. (Ever do that? Sigh.)
To dress them down and make them work for every day, or even not every day but an irl party, I’m inspired by my velvet sightings at fashion
week month so far. Pair it with trendy silhouettes like a bomber jacket or mod mid-shaft booties and velvet doesn’t feel dated or overly ~fancy~. Or mix with different textures and a velvet jacket or pant style blends rather than making too much of a statement. Here are a bunch of ideas for how to wear velvet right now.