We’ve got a huge crush on velvet, and designers have been incorporating it into this season’s most covetable looks. From flirty dresses to enviable footwear, pretty pastels to rich jewel tones, velvet touches are giving us goosebumps. The best part? Literally everyone can pull it off. So, if you are worried about looking like a theater curtain or too Scarlet O’Hara circa Gone from the Wind, sit back, relax, and check out these super affordable velvety pieces that will have you looking like an Instagram model in no time. Sugar or Spice:
Chunky Buckle Velvet Skinny Heels- $33.60
These heels are seriously bad ass. I mean, you could practically impale someone with them. Besides the added self-defense benefits, they’re a great statement piece to add if you want to elevate any look. Pair them with a black dress and your favorite choker if you’re going for something edgier, or, pretty pastel shades for something sweet. This rich mauve is the perfect pop of color against any skin tone and the chunky ankle strap will help your legs to appear longer and slimmer.
Brandy Melville | Joanne Velvet Tank- $16
Upgrade your boring, plain cropped tanks with this lush black velvet one. Dress it up with a skirt and some heels, or dress it down with your fave pair of jeans and most comfortable sneakers. Not only will people think you just stepped out of a trendy Instagram account, at $16 you definitely won’t be breaking the bank.
Brandy Melville | Lisette Velvet Shorts $16
Give your tired gym shorts a break and swap in these plush, cotton candy-hued ones. Oversleep for your 8 A.M.? Throw a t-shirt or cute top over these and you’re good to go. These shorts are comfortable enough for sleeping in, but cute enough to go from the sheets to the streets.
Paint the Town Red (Velvet)!
Urban Outfitters | Kimchi Blue Vanessa Velvet Fit + Flare Romper $69
Spice up date night or be the envy of every girl at the bar in this gorgeous crushed silk romper. Pair it with some metallic jewelry and killer shoes for an outfit that will have you shining brighter anyone else. Velvet dresses are the perfect alternative to richen basic silhouettes and colors. The fit and flare cut is flattering for a lot of different body types. It comes in three other colors options.
Easing into Things:
Forever 21 | Velvet Choker Set $4.90
Not ready to commit to the velvet lifestyle? Dip your toes in the water with a nice choker. They are probably the easiest way to incorporate velvet into your wardrobe and they come in pretty much every color. You can buy them with cute pendants or even add your own to save money. These plain ones from Forever are great, plus, at under $5 you’ll be able to freshen up your look AND afford to splurge on Chipotle.