Velvet Crush

If a fabric can define a season, this winter it’s velvet. The definition of all things soft, sumptuous, and swank, velvet is no longer just for kings, queens, and theater curtains. No, this year, velvet belongs to us all. And it’s no wonder…is there any other textile more inviting, more elegant, more cocoon-worthy? Look around and you’ll see velvet turning up in shoes–everything from boots to brogues to tennis shoes–velvet handbags, velvet backpacks, velvet sweatshirts, velvet baseball hats, velvet earrings, velvet leggings, velvet jackets and coats, and, of course, velvet dresses. I especially love this rich material turning up in casual items; it’s the cool interplay between high and low and glitzy vs. down to earth. What remains steadfastly regal however are the colors–sapphire blue, forest green, dark, juicy burgundy, persimmon, oh, so airy blue, amber, deep purple, and more.

Green dress in feature photo is by Alexander McQueen. Find it at http://www.matchesfashion.com.

Isa Arfen Notch-lapel crushed-velvet cotton-blend jacket

Isa Arfen Crushed Velvet Blazer. $739.00. http://www.matchesfabric.com.

Single-Breasted Velvet Tailored Jacket

Self-Protrait Single-Breast Velvet Blazer. $545.00. http://www.neimanmarcus.com.

Image 7 of VELVET JACKET WITH PASSEMENTERIE from Zara

Image 1 of VELVET JACKET WITH PASSEMENTERIE from Zara

 

Velvet Blazer. $89.90 http://www.zara.com.Image 1 of VELVET FLORAL KIMONO from Zara

Velvet Kimono. $89.90. http://www.zara.com.

Rochas Bow-detail velvet derby shoes

Rochas Velvet Derby Shoes. $583.00. http://www.matchesfashion.com.

 

Voltaire embroidered velvet clutch bag

Brocade Velvet Clutch by Sanayi 313. $1,332.00. http://www.matchesfashion.com.

Image 1 of HOODED SWEATSHIRT from Zara

Velvet hooded sweatshirt. $25.90. http://www.zara.com.

Racil High Windsor velvet robe

Velvet Robe by Racil. $911.00. http://www.matchesfashion.com.

Image 1 of VELVET KAFTAN WITH BACK EMBROIDERY from Zara

Image 3 of VELVET KAFTAN WITH BACK EMBROIDERY from Zara

Blue Velvet Kaftan with Back Embroidery. $129.00. http://www.zara.com.

Gucci GG Marmont mini quilted-velvet cross-body bag

Velvet Marmont Mini Quilted Velvet Cross-Body Bag by Gucci. $2,700.00. http://www.matchesfashion.com.

Image 1 of VELVET EARRINGS from Zara

Velvet earrings. $15.90. http://www.zara.com.

Sanayi 313 Bambolone knot-embellished velvet slipper shoes

Bambolone Knot-Embellished Slippers by Sanayi 313. $1,067.00. http://www.matchesfashion.com.

Johanna Ortiz Lorca one-shoulder velvet and jersey bodysuit

Johanna Ortiz’s Lorca One-Shoulder Velvet Bodysuit. $955.00. http://www.matchesfashion.com.

Muveil Floral cross-stitch velvet bomber jacket

Muveil’s Velvet Bomber Jacket. $790.00. http://www.matchesfashion.com.

Saint Laurent Velvet City Backpack. $950.00. http://www.matchesfashion.com.

Image 1 of MINI EMBROIDERED VELVET BACKPACK from Zara

Image 2 of MINI EMBROIDERED VELVET BACKPACK from Zara

Mibi Backpack. $39.90. http://www.zara.com.

Martiniano Glove velvet flats

Martiniano Glove Velvet Flats. $435.00. http://www.matchesfashion.com.

Image 1 of VELVET SLINGBACK BROGUES from Zara

Velvet Brogues. $49.90. http://www.zara.com.

Attico Oversized-buckle velvet ankle straps

I love, love, love these oversized-buckle velvet ankle straps from Attico. How cool are they? You just put them with whatever shoes you like. $219.00. http://www.matchesfashion.com.

Serena Bute Contrast-striped straight-leg velvet trousers

Velvet Trousers from Serena Bute. $375.00. http://www.matchesfashion.com.

Image 1 of HIGH WAIST 5-POCKET VELVET JEGGINGS from Zara

Velvet Leggings. $39.90. http://www.zara.com.

Claire One-Button Belted Bonded Velvet Jacket

Rejina Pyo Velvet Blazer. $844.00. http://www.neimanmarcus.com.

Loretta Velvet Platform Sandal, Dark Green

Velvet Platform Sandals by Tory Burch. $398.00. http://www.neimanmarcus.com.

Image 1 of VELVET HIGH HEEL PLATFORM SANDALS from Zara

Velvet Platform Sandals. $55.90. http://www.zara.com. I bought these!!!!

Image 3 of FLAT VELVET ANKLE BOOTS WITH GEM DETAIL from Zara

Velvet Baseball Cap w/ Fur Pompom & HeartVe

Velvet Cap by Federica Moretti. $375.00. http://www.neimanmarcus.com.

Image 1 of VELVET CAP from Zara

Image 1 of VELVET CAP from Zara

Burgundy and Navy Blue Velvet Cap. $19.90. http://www.zara.com.

Maisie Velvet Platform Ankle Boot

Velvet Ankle Boot by Michael Kors. $225.00. http://www.neimanmarcus.com.

Moulamax Velvet 85mm Red Sole Boot

Velvet Bootie by Christian Louboutin. $945.00. http://www.neimanmarcus.com.

Clinger Stretch-Velvet Mid-Calf Boot

Stuart Weitzman Ankle Boot. $575.00. http://www.neimanmarcus.com.

Image 3 of FLAT VELVET ANKLE BOOTS WITH GEM DETAIL from Zara

Velvet boots. $89.90. http://www.zara.com.

Image 4 of VELVET OVER THE KNEE HIGH HEEL BOOTS from Zara

Image 3 of VELVET OVER THE KNEE HIGH HEEL BOOTS from Zara

Velvet Over-the-Knee Boots. $99.90. http://www.zara.com.

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