3 Outfits That Prove Velvet Is the Fabric of the Season
Velvet is hardly groundbreaking for the holidays, but it is glamorous and soft to the touch — what could be better?! So, we're going all in on the quintessential party-season fabric by planning out a few gorgeous outfits we can wear to all types of gatherings.
Think: the office soiree where you want to look stylish yet sophisticated, or a cocktail gift exchange with friends where you want to dress up but not too much. Dinner parties are definitely on the docket, as are festive-drinks dates — mulled wine, anyone? And if you're heading back home for the holidays, you can be sure a night out with your childhood friends is on the cal. Velvet pieces are unquestionably your best bet in every scenario.
Scroll on for three outfits you won't want to be without this merry season, from jeans and leather pants to a classic LBD you'll want to wear on repeat.
This Old Navy Velvet Midi Slip Dress ($50) is the most versatile holiday style you'll ever own. The slim straps and midi hem nod to the '90s while feeling perfectly luxe for festive celebrations. Steer yours in a trendy direction for a party, be it work related or an elegant dinner and gift exchange with friends, with platform Larroudé Dolly Crystal Sandals ($375) and shimmering Stone and Strand Fine Diamond Maritime Huggies ($395). For a glamorously warm finish, add in Les Belles La Ligne Tights ($20) and a faux-fur stole, like this Bubish Lottie Wrap ($219).
Jeans are the ultimate anchor for dressier holiday pieces when you want to look low-key luxe. This Old Navy Velvet Cami Top ($35) is a sumptuous starting point, which we love with Favorite Daughter Vivi Jeans ($218). An oversize structured layer, like this Totême Longline Melton Wool Blazer ($840) adds a bit of polished drama, while the Reformation Petra Cylinder Heel ($278) and Mejuri Boyfriend Bold Chain Necklace ($300) are glimmering final touches.
Double up on texture for the holidays, starting with this Old Navy One-Shoulder Velvet Top ($27). Next, add these Agolde Recycled Leather Fitted 90's ($298) pants to the equation — we love this combo for a festive-drinks date or a reunion night out with childhood friends back home. You could stop there, but why? It's the holidays! Dial things up further with the She Is Cheval Laser Kitty 3000 ($295) heels and this adorably sparkly Mach and Mach Medium Samantha Glitter Double Bow Top Handle Bag ($955). Cheers!