Ted BakerHARLY - Earrings - silver-coloured£18.99
Sumptuous, lavish velvet. Once associated with royalty and still seen as a five-star fabric, velvet clothing is the ultimate in swanky chic. Fall in love with the material and rock the velvet look from top to toe, or give your style the velvet touch with accessories and subtle plush accents.
This season is all about piling on the luxury - think flocked velvets over crushed velvets matched with devoré and embroidery. Start with a strong velvet clothing base such as a crushed velvet pencil dress, and build up the layers with different textures, patterns and colours. Drape a velvet cardigan or shawl over the outfit, or look to velvet and silk bomber jackets for some sports luxe style. Don't leave out the accessories when it comes to this look, think velvet shoes, trimmed hats and sumptuous evening bags to really layer up the luxury.
If you're not a fan of the more is more trend, look to velvet clothing for an interesting take on your fashion basics. Little black dresses are given a new dimension in velvet, and workwear pencil skirts are upgraded with a crushed, sumptuous pile. Loose fit trousers take on a 70s vibe in velvet, but give the look a modern side and wear yours with brogues or trainers. Shoes are also getting in on the velvet action, Chelsea boots are elegantly reinvented in all over velvet, while court shoes are given a sumptuous fairytale feel in velvet flocking. Look to velvet details on trainers for an interesting smart casual fusion.