Fall and winter fashion has always been my absolute favorite. New sweaters, boots, scarves, and cozy outfits make me smile and feel like the holidays are just around the corner. But this season more than ever, its not just the cable knits that will be keeping you cozy- it’s velvet everything. From dresses to necklaces, velvet is being showcased in hundreds of stores. It’s the perfect piece of material that makes you look chic while staying cozy and warm. So here’s some personal favorites I found all courtesy of one of my favorite places for new fashion trends- Zara. These pieces all show both trendy looks as well as class- something I would look for in my own store. Their affordable yet on-point take on this trend has options whether you want to cover your body in velvet or add some cute accessories to your outfits to give them a quick boost. No matter your age, your job, or where you live, Zara has something velvet for you that you can incorporate into your wardrobe this season!
1. Velvet Dress ($39.90)
Want to feel like you’re wearing a blanket but look as though you’ve stepped off a runway? Here’s the perfect find for you. Just throw it on with a pair of boots and tights and you’re all set.
Pair this with:
-Black Sheer Tights (everyone has a pair of those babies!)
-Ankle Boots ($89.90)
-Ring Pack ($22.90)
This outfit is easy, laid back, and comfy yet takes on either day or night looks. With a few simple accessories, you’ll be sure to have all eyes on your gorgeous velvet dress popping out in the crowd.
2. Choker Set ($19.90)
Stars + velvet +chokers. I’m in!
– your black sheer tights
-Lace Top ($29.90)
-Black Jeans ($49.90)
-Red Boots ($89.90)
-Frilled Bag ($139.90)
This look is perfect for school. A cute backpack to carry your notebooks in will keep your back from hurting and an all black look keeps the eye on your stunning chokers (plus those red boots will give them a pop as well!)
3. Velvet Bodysuit ($19.90)
This color is your perfect winter go-to. Casual or dressy, this beauty will be a closet staple. It’s not a want, it’s a need!
-Black Pants (See Above)
-Ankle Boots ($89.90)
-Buckled Belt ($29.90)
-Faux Fur Coat ($169.00)
– Choker ($25.90)
In the winter, we all want to feel cozy. Even though this bodysuit is just a tank, it will keep you cozy (it’s velvet after all). One diamond necklace and all the attention will be on the beautiful shade of green you’re wearing. And don’t forget your fur coat out on the rink!
4. Over the Knee Boots ($119.00)
These are absolute perfection. Almost a perfect dupe for Stewart Weitzman’s boots for almost a grand, these boots will keep your wallet happy and your feet warm. Not to mention you’ll be creating a big statement in that beautiful crimson red!
– Lace Dress ($49.90)
-Duffle Coat ($229.00)
Keeping a full red and black look here, you want all eyes on the boots yet you still want to stay warm. This outfit is perfect for your next shopping excursion or day in the office when you wanna be extra bold.
5. Embroidered Velvet Minaudière ($49.90)
This beauty is both trendy and a classic all in one. The beautiful shade of pink will brighten any outfit no matter how gloomy a day!
-Black Pants (see above)
-Grey Cashmere Sweater ($199.00)
-Satin Ballet Flats ($29.90)
This outfit is relaxed. Perfect for a Sunday brunch or morning out, you’ll be turning heads with this little pop of pink against a grey background.
FIDM Portfolio/Entrance Project on Merchandise Marketing by Madison van Gemeren