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Va Va Va Velvet!

Va Va Va Velvet!

    What’s more buzzworthy than the avant-garde See Now, Buy Now or the recent musical chairs between creative directors of European fashion houses? VELVET! You, editors, myself, and every other fashion-forward human being cannot get enough of it. Just about everything can be found in velvet this season.

    I already snagged the wine Supergas and a few other pieces as soon the first red, orange, and yellow leaves fell, but here are some other dream-worthy, yet practical, pieces for every budget.

    While velvet is indeed a delicate fabric, if you don you finest white gloves, it will last until the next trend cycle. Alas, everything is cyclical. But also… if you adore a piece so, who stops you from wearing it after the mode has passed? After all, the thrill in expressing yourself through appearance (clothing, accessories, make up, and hair) is developing your own art of personal style.

From left, Isa Arfen Crushed Velvet Coat | Tibi Wide-leg Velvet Pant | Italia Independent Velvet Sunglass | Saint Laurent Babies Velvet Block-Heel Bootie | FRAME Velvet Bomber Jacket | Nasty Gal Tibby Velvet Boot | Robert Cavalli Printed Velvet Blazer | Fallon Monarch Mini Starburst Choker | FRAME Velvet Victorian Blouse | Del Toro Velvet Star Slipper | Are You Am I Bele Wrap Choker | Gucci GG Marmont 2.0 Mini Quilted Crossbody | Wine Velvet Superga Sneakers | Vanessa Mooney Marla Choker | Zara Velvet Over-the-knee Boot | Gianvito Rossi Velvet 105mm Pump | Roberto Cavalli Printed Velvet Pant | Vince Wide-leg Pant | Navy Velvet Superga Sneaker

 

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Header image: Wine Velvet Supergas, Missoni Socks, 7 for all mankind Jean.

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