How to Wear Velvet Without Going Back to the '90s

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A quintessential '90s trend is bursting back on the scene, and we're welcoming it with open arms. Velvet is popping up everywhere, quickly becoming one of the most lusted-after textures right now. From Stella McCartney fashion shows to Kendall Jenner's recent looks, velvet is obviously making a comeback in a big way.

But it's not just for runways in New York and Paris it's an attainable street style you can easily incorporate into your wardrobe rotation. This blast from the past is gorgeous no matter how you wear it, but we’re sharing six of our go-to, trendy ways to work this luxe material into your everyday style. 

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Over The Knee Boots
Over the knee boots can instantly be made even sexier by choosing a pair completely covered in velvet.

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(Photo: Vanessa Jackman)

Blazers
A tailored blazer in a rich velvet fabric serves as the perfect way to easily turn your workwear into eveningwear.

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Sneakers
Your Saturday errands just got a lot more stylish; pink sneakers are totally on-trend, and now they’re getting a majorly glam makeover with this velvet version.

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(Photo: Pinterest)

Clutches
When it comes to stepping up your fashion game, it's all about the accessories; a chic velvet clutch is the perfect complement to any ensemble

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(Photo: Free People )

Slip Dresses
An easy to wear slip dress in a pretty crushed velvet is the perfect backdrop for any occasion: throw on a leather jacket and booties to complete the look.

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(Photo: Mia Mia Mine)

Off The Shoulder Tops
Rock the on-trend off-the-shoulder look in a plush velvet material for a sleek and feminine silhouette that accentuates your collarbone. 

Before you begin styling, check out our Womanista Approved all things velvet with detailed information on where to buy it, how to wear it and why the picks our editors' favorites. 

Hayley Simmons |

Hayley Simmons is a twenty-something writer, wife and new mama to her baby girl, Scout. A native Texan turned Nashvillian, she spends her time experimenting with healthy recipes -- then forcing her husband to eat them, finding new ways to not hate the gym and shopping for (an absurd amount of) baby clothes.