Want to cross "Figure out what to wear" off your holiday to-do list? We have one word for you: Velvet. The ultra-soft fabric has arrived in rich jewel tones to elevate your style and let you love the skin you’re in. Sophisticated, sumptuous and party-ready, these looks are versatile enough to wear to every holiday party or any time you want to feel good.
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1. The Entrance-Making Party Pants
Boden, Selwood Velvet Pants
Hello party pants!
Style Hint: Wide-leg velvet pants are a party "DO!" Make them the focus of your outfit by pairing them with minimalist separates like a delicate blouse and simple flats. Accessorize with bubbly and the dance floor.
2. The Jump On It Jumpsuit
Mango, Velvet Long Jumpsuit
We’ve renamed this jumpsuit "One-derful." Its throw-it-on-and-your-done design is just what you need to cut through the holiday fuss.
Style Hint: The neckline is revealing, but don’t let that stop you. Too low? Slide on a sleek black camisole. One we like is Fisher’s Finery Pure Mulberry Camisole, or have a tailor add a discreet hook-and-eye.
3. The Wildly Versatile Mini Dress
& Other Stories, Slit Back Dress
Get ready to shine in the holiday color that’s eclipsing all others: Golden citrine.
Style Hint: You can change the vibe of versatile this mini-dress with a quick change of shoes. For work, pair it with tights and tall boots. For parties, go with bare legs and strappy sandals.
4. The Genius Go-Go Boots
& Other Stories, Velvet Snake Ankle Boots
File under how to dress up for work parties without really trying.
Style Hint: Pair these emerald beauties with a monochrome suit for a pop of unexpected color and attitude. To play up the color contrast mix with head-to-toe black or winter white.
5. The Transforming Teddy Coat
Topshop, Bella Velvet Faux Fur
Upgrade your teddy coat to one in opulent velvet.
Style Hint: On festive nights when you’ll be out and about celebrating (parades and lighting ceremonies) swap out this coat’s original belt for one that’s embellished with shimmering rhinestones. It adds an instant splash of glamour and still plays well with sneakers.
6. The Parisian Party Dress
& Other Stories, Velvet Pearl Button Mini Dress
Style Hint: Channel your inner French girl and make the most of those shining satin cuffs by keeping accessories to a minimum. Add pearl earrings, booties and nothing more.
7. The Power Jacket
J.Crew, Parke Velvet Blazer
This sweet blazer is our idea of a sugar-coated holiday.
Style Hint: Transform your most casual Saturday outfit into a party-worthy look by throwing on this posh topper. Add heels or velvet flats to complete the polished look.
8. Your Next Accessory Crush
Free People, Colorblock Velvet Sock
Create your look from the bottom up!
Style Hint: Turn casual shoes, like low-combat boots and sneakers, into party favorites when you slip on these velvet two-tone socks. Feeling daring: Pair them with strappy metallic or velvet heels!
9. The Sophisticated Sweatshirt
& Other Stories, Velour Sweatshirt
You can always say yes to spontaneous entertaining when you have a sweatshirt that looks both ritzy and relaxed.
Style Hint: Throw this on with jeans when last minute invites pop up in the inbox. Have more time? Wear it with a metallic pleated skirt and velvet sandals to match.
10. The Happy Feet Slides
J.Crew, Pointed Toe Slides in Velvet
Welcome guests in shoes that feel as cozy as your favorite slippers!
Style Hint: Make the most of the flats-and-dress trend by pairing these with a leopard dress or a slinky asymmetric skirt and chunky knit. This holiday give yourself the gift of being comfy!