Velvet Crush: 4 Ways To Wear Fall’s Most Luxurious Fabric

Photo: Maria Valentino/ MCV Photo.
9-5If Yves Saint Laurent did work-wear, he might have come up with something like this. Midnight blue velvet could skew a little lounge lizard, but we promise that in these sleek, shrunken proportions, it’s perfect for work — and for saving you from your office’s overachieving A/C system (that’s still on in October…why?).
date-nightA velvet headband and a babydoll dress. Now, we know what you’re thinking: What is this? Picture day, 1993? But, don’t worry, this look is pure grown-up glam. The key is the thigh-grazing hem on this dress and boots that are way more badass than your second-grade tapestry flats.
weekend-warriorIf fall’s standard-issue cords feel a little snoozy, snag some velvet skinnies for a luxe update that’s still wear-all-weekend comfy.
after-hoursNighttime is when velvet really shines, so don’t be afraid to pile it on. Your subtle sheen — and utter imperviousness to chilly night air — will make you the envy of many.
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Illustrated by Katelyn Kappel.