Forget denim, corduroy, and lace—this fall, the fabric you need is velvet. Designers like Miu Miu and Erdem have come down with a serious velvet crush, and we can totally see why. We, too, have fallen—hard—for this soft, supple material that's perfect for showing off your style stripes and helping you transition summer staples into a fall-ready wardrobe. We’re certainly not talking ill-fitting Renaissance Faire capes and schmatas—oh no, this season it’s all about sophisticated silhouettes and sharp tailoring so your velvet pieces will really elevate your fall look. From blazers to sexy shoes to the ultimate velvet sheath-dress to take you from work to weekend play, the best velvet essentials are right here. So, get ready to fall in love.