This is the first week of winter where temperatures in New York have dipped to an uncomfortable level of coldness. As such, getting dressed in and of itself has proven difficult, let alone feeling stylish to any degree (yes, pun intended). Because of this, what better time to spotlight one of the season’s major trends that instantly lifts your look without sacrificing any warmth?
Enter the velvet shoe. Festive, textured, stylish—it checks off all the boxes for wintery fashion success. Thankfully, women have caught on to the glory that is the velvet shoe and have been wearing them throughout the last few months, which means we have a roundup of outfit ideas conveniently located below for you.
Note: Before you slip into your velvet shoes, spray them with a protector, like Kiwi Protect ($9).
Click through for ways to instantly look more stylish with a pair of velvet shoes, and then shop our picks to get the look.
A combination of a striped sweater and blue jeans is instantly elevated with the addition of purple velvet ankle boots.
Try velvet booties with raw-hem jeans and a statement jacket.
Yasmin Sewell's pairing of an elegant Chloé frock and platform velvet boots is bohemian whimsy at its finest.
Pair ankle socks with velvet sandals to add style and warmth.
Pernille Teisbaek is giving us serious après-ski vibes.
We can't think of a more playful combination than animal print and velvet—divine!
Chelsea Leyland understands that socks and sandals are totally viable.
Follow Leaf Greener's lead and try velvet pumps with a printed dress and overcoat. If you live somewhere where it's frigid, add in tights or straight-leg trousers.
These heels knock it out of the park.
Who doesn't adore a chunky sandal?
The wear-with-everything pair of pumps.
Wear these under a pair of ankle-crop jeans with a slight kick at the hem for an Alexa Chung–inspired look.
These are at the tip top of our wish list right now.
We love a deep, deep shade of blue.