For as long as we can remember, it seemed that velvet was a texture reserved for expensive furniture and the wardrobes of '90s sitcom stars. Now it's slowly but surely gaining the fashion seal of approval, with labels like Haider Ackermann, Valentino, and Vetements all in on the trend.
What we love most about the tactile material is that it comes in a variety of jewel-tone and pastel colors, all of which we have been itching to incorporate into our looks, summer or no summer. Whether it's a printed pant from Victoria, Victoria Beckham or a pair of platform sneakers from Stella McCartney, there are countless ways to get in with the velvet vanguard.
At a loss for where to begin? Here are 15 pieces to help you get started