Velvet Vrooms Into Fall
Velvet: It's soft to the touch and unarguably opulent. But the silk-based material does have a tendency to look a tad matronly. The key to modernizing one of fall's hottest fabrics is sharp tailoring (like Amber Heard's Giorgio Armani) or unconventional color (like Eva Mendes' Christian Dior). If a velvet dress still feels too Renaissance, get your decadent fix with a clutch, pump or blazer.
Click through our steal/splurge finds for a head start on the trend.
ISAAC MIZRAHI FOR TARGET (Hem into a flouncy mini for a fresh take.)
VERA WANG (Check out the exposed zipper in back!)