10 Ways To Satisfy Your Velvet-Shoe Fetish

I have always held fast to the notion that velvet is for life, not just the holiday season. And this summer, the fashion industry finally seems to be sharing my proclivity for the fanciest of fabrics.

As seen in all its glamorous glory on runways like Dolce & Gabbana and Valentino (a mustard-yellow maxi? Yes, please!), velvet has also made its way into modern daywear options: see the perfectly cinched trenches at Vetements, or this Haider Ackermann suit worn impeccably by Tilda Swinton last month at Comic-Con in San Diego. Sweltering.

However, we can’t all be as endlessly cool as Tilda Swinton in July. For us lesser mortals, there are always accessories. Ahead, find 10 ways to dip your toe into this trend, quite literally...
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A pointed boot in the palest of pinks, kind of like the interior of your grandma's bathroom, but all the more spectacular for it.

Daisy Street Pink Crushed Velvet Ankle Boots, $53.19, available at ASOS.
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For the ultimate treat, march to Miu Miu immediately and buy these forest-green beauties. Five inches tall and with a sizable platform, they're best worn in a cab or while lying down.

Miu Miu Velvet Platforms Sandals, $750, available at Net-A-Porter.
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Velvet looks best when rendered in a jewel tone, and these burgundy babes are no exception. With a thick white contrast sole, these sneakers are the epitome of sports-luxe.

Zara Velvet Sneakers, $39.90, available at Zara.
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Introducing the olive-green shoes of your dreams, with a heel not too high to wear all day, and plush enough for any occasion. It's the kind of shoe we imagine Virginia Woolf would wear.

Dries Van Noten Velvet Mary Jane, $880, available at Cahier D'Exercises.
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Highly recommended for weekend getaways, because your family of Teva-esque sandals needs a velvet sis.

Sandro Alida Metallic Velvet Sandals, $355 $177.50, available at The Outnet.
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The jewel in Mango’s fall crown, buy these now to wear with pale denim and a crisp white tee, or save for every day during the holiday season.

Mango Platform Velvet Sandals, $79.99, available at Mango.
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One part pilgrim, one part gentleman, these loafers are the perfect back-to-school-for-grownups shoe.

Dorateymur Harpet Slippers, $351.20, available at Farfetch.
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Hello, dolly! A little bit Princess Di in shape, very Dolly Parton in color, these peachy-pink sling-backs are sassy in all the right ways.

Topshop GIRL Velvet Slingbacks, $75, available at Topshop.
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The foxiest shoe in this slideshow without a doubt, a knee-high wonder in bordeaux red. We like them paired with a high-neck midi dress for a '70s vibe.

Saint Laurent Lily 95 Tall Boot, $1,395, available at Saint Laurent.
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Mary Janes are the cutest update for your wardrobe; make yours doubly sweet with a plum number. These are best worn with an A-line mini and a vampy lip to counteract feeling too sweet.

Sam Edelman, Calista Velvet Pumps, $150, available at Net-A-Porter.

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