If you’ve never stopped to consider the luxurious look of velvet as a casual addition to your wardrobe, perhaps this is the season to take the leap. For a second straight year, velvet was seen in full force on the runways at New York Fashion Week – and for good reason.

While velvet has always been synonymous with royalty, elegance, and the occasional Christmas party, velvet is also currently undergoing a casual renaissance of sorts. No longer reserved for formal garments such as gowns, dresses, blazers or dinner jackets, velvet can now be seen on everything from casual outerwear to shoes and accessories. Here are just a few of the best ways to rock your velvet this winter.

Velvet Jumpsuit

With its sleek lines and cozy comfort, a velvet jumpsuit feels like a warm and stylish hug from a good friend. Soft and easy, the velvet jumpsuit isn’t just for casual occasions, either, ladies. With the right accessories and shoes, you can even glam it up for a look that’s just right for a night out on the town. Whether you’re pairing jumpsuit with sneakers for a sportier look, or rocking heels with a flare leg jumpsuit for something a little more glamorous, a velvet jumpsuit may just be the thing you’re looking for.

Velvet Blazer

Regardless of whether it’s for the guys or for the ladies, velvet blazers have moved successfully from formal wear to casual wear. Ladies can combine a velvet blazer with some flare leg jeans, a printed blouse, and a platform heel for a vintage 70’s look that’s as stylish as it is fun. Guys should sport the velvet blazer with a pair of contrasting trousers (perhaps in grey) or even dark, classic jeans for maximum effect. Combine them both with a cool printed dress shirt or even a crisp white shirt to frame the torso perfectly. Guys might start out with a dark navy velvet blazer for maximum versatility and sophistication.

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