Once upon a time, velvet was only employed in heavy winter curtains and really, really fancy toilet paper. Now, it's all over your local clothing store, making regular appearances on pants, shirts and even shoes. But perhaps the most coveted, crushable velvet item for this season is the velvet blazer. Team it with tweed, jeans or regular office wear, this 80s staple (admired by Pretty Woman and abused by Prince) is looking for its big comeback.
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Emma Jones is a fashion and entertainment writer based in Toronto. She writes extensively for lifestyle and entertainment outlets, including MSN.ca, About.com Celebrity Style and MTV.com. Obsessed with British street style and vintage finds, when she's not writing (or wasting her Law degree, sorry parents!), Emma can be found scouring Kensington Market thrift stores for band shirts and original must-haves. Her style icons include Fearne Cotton, Alexa Chung, Debbie Harry, and Daria.