Winter is the season for outfits with a velvet twist. The material is perfect for colder weather and easy to dress up for fancy holiday occasions. This year, velvet has broken out of the traditional red and black color scheme, and there are tons of new fun options for gorgeous clothes and accessories.
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Sure, you probably had a velvet dress to wear at Christmas when you were seven, but these new designs are nothing like your childhood threads. Modern cuts and colors make this season’s velvet dress a totally new style innovation. There’s an aqua velvet slip at TopShop, or this gold from Nasty Gal. The dress pictured below, from Urban Outfitters, is $69.
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If last year was the year of the bootie, this is the year of the velvet bootie. You can go traditional black from TopShop, floral patterned from ModCloth, or navy from ASOS. The Public Desire boots pictured below are $59.99.
A velvet headband is an easy way to dress up your outfit. All kinds of retailers want to help you do just that, from Club Monaco to Aerie to several different Etsy shops. Nasty Gal has tons of options; the one pictured below is $18.
The beauty of velvet shirts is you can dress them down with jeans, or up with trousers or a skirt. Anthropologie carries a button-up in velvet, Free People does a loose tee style, and Tobi has an amazing cropped turtleneck. The shoulderless Forever 21 number below is $19.90.
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