10 Very Unexpected Ways to Wear the Velvet Trend

10 Very Unexpected Ways to Wear the Velvet Trend

There's a good reason the lush, plush fabric is back in the spotlight. 

By Katherine Kluznik

Of all the trends that are happening right now—you know, party-ready jumpsuits, statement-making coats, leopard-print everythingthere’s one that quietly stands out as the trend of the moment: lush, plush velvet.

And it makes sense that the fabric has circled back into the spotlight. After all, velvet has an unusual talent for upgrading any item created in it. Basic skinny jeans become the luxest thing ever when rendered in dusty violet velveteen. A classic satchel like Kate Spade’s Thompson Street Sam is totally transformed when imagined in downy ruby. And a kinda-nothing headband you might pull your second-day hair back with becomes the focus of your look when it's created in the softest, most touchable fabric known to humankind.

Ahead, 10 items—from muted pink moto jackets to ankle boots in vibrant teal—that demo exactly why velvet has become a collective obsession.  

UO Velvet Headband


Kate Space Velvet ‘Thompson Street Sam’ Bag


Free People Velvet Trench


J Brand ‘Maria’ Velvet Jeans


J. Crew ‘Sadie’ Velvet Ankle Boots


AS by DF Velvet Moto Jacket


Ted Baker Quilted Velvet Bag


Anthropologie Scalloped Velvet Heels


J. Crew Velvet Wrap Top


Mango Flared Velvet Trousers


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