There are certain fabrics and colors that correspond to the seasons. Just as white and pastels in soft cottons are exactly what we want to wear in the warm months, plush velvet is what we're craving for fall and winter. Lucky for us, this regal textile never seems to go out of fashion, so we've got lots to choose from. While a full-on velvet look can be dated (ironic 90s velvet-imposter dress anyone?), when it's done right, the piece can really sparkle. The key to getting this trend down? Stick to darker colors (blacks, reds) and well-made pieces. If you can't go full throttle, try items that incorporate velvet elements to get the look without going totally overboard. This season, designers and high street shops have reminded us that velvet looks good all over, from classic velvet pants to fun tops. Click through for our picks.
Just a Touch
An all-velvet piece can sometimes feel like a bit much, which is why this velvet-collared top will fit the bill perfectly.
$260 at Shopbop.
Most Plush Top
This incredible slinky alice + olivia top takes velvet beauty to a whole other level. That deep green hue is something else!
$297 at Shopbop.
Even when your velvet is of the highest quality, massive amounts of it can look a bit cheap or dated. This Topshop dress figured out how to make use of the plush fabric without going totally overboard.
$92 at Topshop.
These are pretty much the best velvet pants ever: classic coloring and understated for extreme versatility. Don't these simply scream fall?
$194 at Need Supply.
The Classic Winter Short
If you're going to dive head-first into the world of winter shorts, you're going to want these beauties by your side. The color is so rich and will work perfectly with opaque black (or patterned!) tights.
$64 at Topshop.
Pattern Your Pants
Classic velvet pants too boring for you? Try these gorgeous Stine Goya trousers—the subtle patterning is not too much to keep mixing and matching a breeze.
$316 at Founders and Followers.
Is there anything better than a sheer velvet-dotted blouse? We didn't think so.
$149.51 at ASOS.
This velvet riding cap is cute enough to get us sort-of stoked for colder weather. Best of several trends in one!
$61.57 at ASOS.
The Sweetest Bag
Velvet shouldn't only be relegated to pieces on your body—it's perfect for accessories, too, like this sweet heart-shaped bag.
$26.39 at ASOS.
THE Bedroom Slipper
The velvet loafer/slipper is such a classic piece, but we like these Marc Jacobs shoes: the combo of black tassel and deep red is perfect for luxurious lounging or wearing out.
$225 at Net-a-Porter.