For me this season's velvet obsession has been years in the making. I'm not exaggerating, I have been dreaming of this day since 5th grade when I shamelessly rocked a pair of blue velvet bell bottoms with a flower bedazzled on the right leg. It was completely inappropriate then, but it gives me credibility on the above statement.
It's been over 10 LONG YEARS and I have no chill about it. In the chaos that is 2016, Velvet is IN.
Velvet has been hinted at almost every other year as a major trend come the fall, but in the mainstream it's a total tease. I get the sense that velvet is one of the most hated fabrics and I never felt it was done right outside of the luxury market. But with the styles this season, I think we have a chance to convert some nonbelievers.
Here are my top picks at the moment for velvet staples (listen to this Donna Lewis song when scrolling through to get the full vibe):