by Bailey Powell
There aren’t many materials that say “lush” better than velvet. Its irresistable tactility is timeless, chic*, and forever tied to glamour, and with fall already right around the corner it’s time to start thinking about what to wear when the weather changes. If you’re gearing up for real cold snaps a velvet article of clothing will do, but if the weather is stubbornly hot well into the autumn of your locale an accessory will keep you season appropriate without sacrificial sweating.
Clockwise from top left: Balmain Velvet Smoking Jacket; Givenchy Wide Velvet Studded Cuff; Miu Miu Velvet Embroidered Slip On; Burberry Prorsum Velvet Bow Belt; L’Wren Scott Amethyst Velvet Pencil Skirt; Lanvin Velvet Tank Dress; Nicholas Kirkwood Metallic-Platform Velvet Bootie; House of Harlow 1960 ‘Rey’ Velvet Pouch
Clockwise from top left: Promise Shoes Kailin $50; Juicy Couture Flair Oversized Blow Clutch $58; Sprinkles Red Velvet Cupcake $3.50; Harlequin Plain Velvet Bolster Cushion $46; Topshop Merlot Mini Stud Slippers $56; Velvet Mesh Super Skinny Belt $19.50; Black Velvet Godet Skirt $90; Topshop Black Velvet Shorts $64; Forzieri Ladies’ Solid Velvet Gloves $48
*…when done right. Even though we’re still hot on the heels of the Olympics I would steer clear of crushed velvet, lest you look like a 16 year-old gymnast. Shout out to the Fierce Five, though!