Velvet: Hot For Fall (Hooray!)

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Hints of velvet were all over the runways for fall, from designer  Joseph Altuzarra (on the left) to Alexander Wang (on the right). And I for one couldn't be happier.

Velvet is always a good investment for your wardrobe, because while it may be trendy now, a pretty velvet jacket or scarf will always be fashionable. Just make sure the velvet doesn't look cheap and "shiny."

Read on to see some affordable velvet pieces you can work into your fall wardrobe.



Calvin KleinThis military jacket (Calvin Klein, $99.99) is utter perfection- It can be worn in a variety of situations, whether you want to dress it up or down.


BodenThis relaxed velvet top (Boden, $78) also gives you lots of options. Wear it with a black skirt or tailored pants to a holiday party- or wear it with jeans out with your kids. I've found all my machine washable velvet wears really well and lasts for years.


Ralph LaurenThese Evelia Ballet Flats (Ralph Lauren, $89) are so timeless and pretty. The price is made a little easier to bear when you think of the years of wear you'll get out of them.


LOFTImagine dressing up jeans and a black long-sleeved tee with this Velvet Ribbon Chain Belt (LOFT, $34.50). Instant style!



This velvet midi skirt (Topshop, $56) is almost identical to several designer skirt I've seen that are running between $300 and $1,000!


INCImagine the heads you'll turn stomping around town in these velvet Over the Knee Boots (Macy's, $99). I'm salivating...


BodenWork two trends at once with this leopard print velvet blazer (Boden, $98). It comes in other colors, too, if you're feeling shy.


White HouseAdd a sophisticated touch of velvet to your wardrobe with this Velvet Cinch Bag (White House Black Market, $48).


AnthropologieOr go full-on luxe with this gorgeous In-a-Tizzy Cardigan (Anthropologie, $98).

Personally, I can't wait to pull out the velvet I already have in my closet. What about you?

Will you buy into the velvet trend this season?


Images (top to bottom): Altuzarra, Alexander Wang, Calvin Klein, Boden, Ralph Lauren, LOFT, Topshop, Macy's, Boden, White House Black Market, Anthropologie

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