When I bring up velvet to clients, many get nervous. “I can’t wear that” “It’s too formal” is what I hear a lot. This fall, velvet is a huge trend but it’s done in bits and pieces not to overwhelm. The trick to velvet is less is more, and to combine in with edgier items so you don’t look like a Vegas casino lounge singer. Throw it with your jeans! layer it with leather! Think of this rule as the same you do for lace. By putting it with an opposite texture you balance out the formal feel and keep it day or night appropriate. Here’s our faves of the season