Nothing says “Hello, November!” quite like velvet. Its cozy texture, rich colors, and naturally opulent finish exude luxury – and the tactile fabric is transforming closet staples into statement pieces for fall. Pretty much every Fall/Winter 2017 collection featured velvet in some way, but the likes of Tibi, Erdem, Gucci, and Max Mara really championed the fabric.
The result? Endless inspiration on ways to wear the material well beyond Halloween. So, forget what you know about velvet being reserved for upholstered furniture and period dramas, because it is now acceptable for all day, every day – really. Here, Savoir Flair makes a case for wearing velvet everywhere, so keep scrolling to discover the best way to make it work for desk through to dinner.
Incorporating velvet into your usual work wardrobe is easier than it seems. A structured blazer remains smart no matter the fabric, so consider a tailored silhouette, but swap your usual fabric for velvet instead.
A velvet pantsuit isn’t like a tailored pantsuit – it has so much more about it, which is why it works for dinner in a way that a smart suit wouldn’t. Yes, it’s a little daring, but it’s a chic dress alternative that you’ll definitely be comfortable in. Tip: Opt for monochrome.
For a Party
Velvet was made to party. For evening, literally anything goes, but a floor-length dress with a thigh slit is definitely the way to work a room. Finishing off with boots will give this outfit some edge without looking like a 70s costume.
For the Weekend
If you want to try velvet for daytime, the best way to dress down your look is with flats. Opting for sneakers, loafers, or sandals will stop the outfit from looking too dressy or contrived, especially because this fabric is elevated enough on its own.
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