Given its ultra-touchable nature, velvet is a perfect choice for a hot date. To give it some downtown edge, we added printed trousers and a pop of neon. Glamorous, lion-head earrings, sleek heels, and a structured clutch finish off the look.
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H&M Pants, $39.95, available at H&M; Nicole Romano Lion Head Earrings, $300, available at Charm & Chain; Vince Camuto One Button Velvet Blazer, $89.99, available at Vince Camuto; Alexander Wang Double-Faced Stretch-Jersey Peplum Top, $625, available at Net-A-Porter; New Look Celia Leopard Clutch, $22.85, available at ASOS; Gomax Colantha 01 Heels, $59, available at Piperlime.
Got a ladies' night out on the books? Skip the standard jewel tones and opt for a splash of icy pastel instead. A pretty blush top pairs beautifully with the lush jacket, and coated jeans keep it all from being too girly. Add a statement bracelet, a go-anywhere clutch, and towering booties to wrap it up.
At The Office
Swap out your everyday knit cardigan or wool jacket for a velvet blazer, and you'll get an instant style boost. Use it to temper a bold, printed top and fire-engine-red skirt for your 9-to-5, and polish it off with tall, black boots and cobalt-blue carryall.