i love velvet always forever

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):

 misguided / velvet choker neck bodysuit / $36  Velvet + Choker + Light Pink = That's so 2016

misguided / velvet choker neck bodysuit / $36

Velvet + Choker + Light Pink = That's so 2016

 forever21 / velvet halter bodysuit / $13  If you don't have a body suit, now's the time

forever21 / velvet halter bodysuit / $13

If you don't have a body suit, now's the time

 Bershka / Shirt van fluweel / $18  As seen styled on  Polienne 's blog - I can't think of a better way to sneak velvet in everyday

Bershka / Shirt van fluweel / $18

As seen styled on Polienne's blog - I can't think of a better way to sneak velvet in everyday

 forever21 / contemporary floral kimono / $28  such an amazing layering look, I wear my velvet kimono any excuse I get (future blog post!)

forever21 / contemporary floral kimono / $28

such an amazing layering look, I wear my velvet kimono any excuse I get (future blog post!)

 asos / highgate velvet plaited mules / $64  praise to the genius who made these babies

asos / highgate velvet plaited mules / $64

praise to the genius who made these babies

 forever21 / $28 /  sold out but here in memory <3

forever21 / $28 /

sold out but here in memory <3

 free people / love me so right velvet maxi / $90 (on sale!)  i can feel the wind in my hair already

free people / love me so right velvet maxi / $90 (on sale!)

i can feel the wind in my hair already

 bershka / velvet top with lace trim / $15  casually losing my mind

bershka / velvet top with lace trim / $15

casually losing my mind

 topshop / velvet lace bralet / $52  pricey but precious

topshop / velvet lace bralet / $52

pricey but precious

 asos / ebonie n ivory embroidered velvet cami dress / $49  yeah I'm buying this   

asos / ebonie n ivory embroidered velvet cami dress / $49

yeah I'm buying this

 

 zappos / chinese laundry ariana / $100  this JUST restocked as I was writing this so clearly it's fate

zappos / chinese laundry ariana / $100

this JUST restocked as I was writing this so clearly it's fate

 steve madden / edit boot / $90-$100  I tried these on and they couldn't have been more perfect - AND available in 11 colors - I bought the baby pink!

steve madden / edit boot / $90-$100

I tried these on and they couldn't have been more perfect - AND available in 11 colors - I bought the baby pink!

 h&amp;m / embroidered velvet skirt / $35  calling all faries

h&m / embroidered velvet skirt / $35

calling all faries

 topshop / velvet lace trim slip dress / $68  daaate night

topshop / velvet lace trim slip dress / $68

daaate night

 tictail / jackie jacket - baby blue velvet / $425  what is THIS???

tictail / jackie jacket - baby blue velvet / $425

what is THIS???

 zara / velvet blazer / $199  and not to leave out the BF... a tribute to the jared leto.  xoxo,  Anne

zara / velvet blazer / $199

and not to leave out the BF... a tribute to the jared leto.

xoxo,

Anne