Velvet! Velvet! Velvet!

As I've mentioned multiple times, I'm thrilled that everyone from Anna Sui to Alexander Wang, Dolce & Gabbana to Fendi featured velvet prominently on their Fall Winter 2010 runways. I already gave you some tips on avoiding gothic pitfalls in black velvet, but there are a few more things to keep in mind. The key word for the season is casual. This round of velvet isn't supposed to be paired with shiny satins and martinis; it's more for football games and rock concerts. Think flannel, denim, and menswear. Because this season is all about how you put it together, I'm skipping dresses in favor of separates. Here are our favorite skirts, tops and blazers and tips on how to style them.brown velvet miniskirt, J. Crew $78 (The model actually looks perfect.)
peacock burnout skirt, Top Shop $64 (Wear it with a crisp men's button down and wooden bangles.)
velvet stripe full skirt, Mod Cloth $56.99 (Wear it with a ruffle blouse and denim jacket.)
black velvet pencil skirt, BCBG Max Azria on Bluefly $49.30 (Swap it with the pants on your favorite office suit.)
purple velvet button down, Victoria's Secret $68 (Wear it with tweed shorts and oxfords.)
black velvet top with lace panels, ASOS $92.69 (Wear it with skinny jeans and studded heels.)
purple velvet sleeveless top, Lauren at Macy's $129 (Switch it with the day blouse you wore with your suit for an evening look.)
green velvet blazer, J. Crew $168 (Wear it with a structured skirt and chunky booties.)
grey military blazer, Calvin Klein $129.50 (Wear it over a floral dress.)
crushed velvet cropped jacket, Guess $108 (Wear it over a t-shirt dress.)


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