By ERICA M. BLUMENTHAL
Before breaking out the shimmer and sparkle that go with velvet trousers for the holidays, think of them as you would a versatile pair of jeans. They’re available in assorted cuts, similar to those trending in denim, and will look nicely casual on the weekend with a gray sweatshirt and ankle boots. For a dressier look, go all textural with a silk blouse and shearling jacket.
From left: 3.1 Phillip Lim cropped stovepipe pants, $750 at 3.1 Phillip Lim, 31philliplim.com; Arthur Arbesser wide-leg trousers, $590 at avenue32.com; Ulla Johnson overalls, $510 at avenue32.com; Rosetta Getty flared culottes, $780 at Fivestory, fivestoryny.com; Concrete and Water hand-dyed pants, $330 at Concrete and Water, concreteandwater.com.
Dip a Toe Into the Trend
A pop of velvet is a magical accent that can pull a look together, especially when it takes the form of footwear. If you’re layering up in flannel and knitwear this month, a pair of velvet shoes is both a trick and a treat.
From left: Balenciaga velvet and patent leather boots, $720 at mytheresa.com; Superga velvet lace-up sneakers, $119 at bloomingdales.com; Tabitha Simmons velvet ankle boots, $845 at mytheresa.com; Schutz zip-up velvet oxfords, $180 at Schutz, schutz-shoes.com.
You can wear velvet from head to toe this fall.
On the cover of her new “Joanne” album, Lady Gaga makes a strong case for a velvety topper. Her luxurious pink hat, $680, is from a limited edition by the Los Angeles milliner Gladys Tamez. Others that make the statement, at a not-so-steep price, can be found from Janessa Leone, Eugenia Kim and Gigi Burris, whose wide-brim fedoras come in lovely shades of gray, navy, emerald green and rose.
Gigi Burris handmade wool fedora, $355 at Bergdorf Goodman, bergdorfgoodman.com.
The perfect hat for anyone seeking to imitate Lady Gaga’s “Joanne” album cover.
Herschel Supply Company velvet backpack with leather trim, $173 at asos.com.
A velvet backpack is both a functional item and a fashion statement.