Soft and rich-colored velvet is quite possibly the most luxurious material you can wear during the holiday season. The bold and rich hues have an alluring and sophisticated vibe that is perfect for an evening out, while the brighter blues and reds, as seen in Christopher Kane‘s Fall 2015 collection, are great for weekend play. Whether it’s in blazers, dresses, footwear or flares, there’s no doubt that velvet is having a moment.
If you think the velvet dress is too big of a look, subtly introduce the lush fabric into your wardrobe with a blazer. Step into Gianvito Rossi‘s pink blush double-strap sandals or deep-red ankle strap heels to complement your happy-hour ensemble, or get long, lengthy legs in a pair of flares.
Feeling adventurous? Go with a long-sleeve bodysuit or tuxedo-style mini dress paired with a strappy sandal. Tip: Stick to one sumptuous velvet piece per ensemble, and add accessories or items with different detailings and textiles to increase your style quotient.
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