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Friday, December 30th 2011

Fabric Files: Velvet

The Single Breasted Velvet Jacket by Halston Heritage and the Improta Velvet Dress by Calvin Klein Collection.

Winter is a time for creature comforts: hearty foods, warm fires, and rich textures. In company with cashmere, corduroy, and fur, velvet has lately begun to assert itself as one of the season’s must-have indulgences. Here are a few of my favorite ways to wear it:

As textured as suede and as refined as patent, velvet makes an intriguing material for footwear. Look to Opening Ceremony and Thakoon shoes for inviting options.

For bottoms, velvet is the citified version of corduroy. AG Adriano Goldschmied and J Brand skinnies become gala-worthy in plush velvet.

Statement Pieces
For maximum impact, opt for maximum yardage: a long dress, maxi skirt, or bright blazer will give you plenty of texture with which to make an impression.


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