On Trend: Va Va Velvet

Rich, luxurious velvet. This season velvet is popping up everywhere – from dresses and skirts to crop tops, handbags and chokers; there are even a couple of pairs of fabulous over-the-knee velvet boots out there (I’m talking about you Aldo). Go matching head to toe with velvet coordinates or mix it up with knits, suede and leather – but whatever you do, incorporate some velvet into your looks. This November, velvet is king (but fit for a queen).

Design Lab by Lord & Taylor Velvet Dress

This hunter green velvet dress with deep v-neck and modern chocker detail is dressy enough to wear with pumps to a holiday party yet still trendy enough to wear with booties and leather for a more casual night out.

Available at Hudson's Bay $109*

Velvet Pencil Skirt

Add rich texture with this velvet skirt cut in a flattering pencil silhouette that hits mid-thigh. Pair with pumps and a turtleneck for a classic office look or with a tight tee and barely-there sandals for a night out with your girls.

Available at Le Chateau $39.95*

Vibovalentia Shoulder Bag

Add a pop of colour and texture with this lush velvet evening bag with chevron pattern and metal details.

Available at Aldo $50*

Monk & Lou Velvet Estra Crop Top

This deep navy crop top in rich velvet is a nice change from basic black. Pair with the matching skirt (available at Plenty) or with a pair of  high-waisted black pants.

Available at Plenty $39*

Arther Strappy Sandal

This classic strappy sandal with chunky heel is a wardrobe must for any fashionista. Perfect with skirts, dresses, shorts and skinny pants that graze your ankles.

Available at Call it Spring $34.99*

Are you crushing on velvet? Tell us how you plan to incorporate velvet into your wardrobe this season.

*Prices quoted are regular prices, before taxes. Price and availability are subject to change. Please see stores for details.