Velvet is the perfect fabric for the holidays.  It’s dressy, festive and looks perfect in cold weather.  You can style velvet in a cozy-home holiday sort of way and can also style velvet for a formal evening event.  It’s quite versatile.  Now that the holiday season is upon us, I am styling some velvet holiday looks to inspire you.  And be sure to check out the additional velvet pieces at the end of the post.

Velvet Holiday Looks

Outfit #1


When you live in a part of the country where it gets cold, the idea of velvet dress may sound nice, but leaving the house in a dress when it is below 20 degrees doesn’t.  With jumpsuits being so popular, a velvet jumpsuit is a nice compromise.  I styled this velvet jumpsuit with a pair of strappy burgundy heels from Tory Burch, a rose gold clutch from Nordstrom and decorative Stella & Dot pendant.

Outfit #2


A nice velvet pair of pants can be a nice addition to any holiday wardrobe.  A style like this from Halogen can be styled a variety of different ways to create multiple looks.  In this outfit, I added a crisp white ruffled shirt from Anne Fontaine and finished the outfit with deep green velvet t-strap embellished heels from Boden, a leopard bag and crystal drop earrings from Sorrelli.

Outfit #3


Leather is another nice complement to velvet and a look like this can be worn for any type of a holiday event, even an office type gathering.  I styled this velvet wrap top from Halogen with a leather pencil skirt from Reiss.  The look is finished with a pair of black booties from J. Crew, jeweled clutch from Nordstrom and floral fabric statement necklace from Ann Taylor.

Outfit #4


Velvet isn’t just for fancy holiday soirees.  It works perfectly for cozy holiday gatherings where a cozy sweater will suffice.  In this outfit, a pair of velvet jeans from 7 For all Mankind in deep emerald is styled for comfort with a merino, cashmere cabled tunic from Vince.  I finished the outfit with a pair of soft blush loafers from Zara, faux suede tote in burgundy from Sole Society and pave earrings from Banana Republic.

Outfit #5


This last look is a fresh take on a basic black velvet dress for the holidays.  Despite it being in a teal shade, this dress can still be styled a variety of ways.  In this outfit, I added a pair of jeweled pumps in blush from Manolo Blahnik, burgundy floral clutch and jeweled cluster earrings from J. Crew.

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