It’s no secret ‘90s fashion trends made a strong comeback this summer, and we can’t wait to transition our favorite retro styles for fall. One of our top picks is luxurious velvet fabric – which is back and better than ever in ways we never imagined. From tees and slip-on shoes to accents and layering tanks, we’ve got all the tips you need to incorporate velvet into your autumn wardrobe.
Velvet tanks and crop tops became closet staples last season, but this fall, soft tees in feminine colors are a must-have. Wear this top with simple denim and a printed scarf to elevate the look (statement necklaces are great too, when it’s too warm for neckwear). For chilly days, the ensemble pairs well with a bomber jacket or cardi – this top can even be paired with a pencil skirt and worn to the office.
Not sure all-over velvet is the right look for you? Dip your toe into this trend with a velvet-accented hoodie. Either pair it with jeans for a classic, casual look, or go for an athletic-inspired vibe with leggings and your favorite sneakers. The athleisure trend is still alive and well this season, so don’t be afraid to add some sport to your style!
Speaking of sports, we can’t get enough of this velvet baseball tee. This casual cut is best for your weekend uniform and, with a touch of velvet, can instantly glam up an outfit. The contrasting shades of blue make this simple look feel bold, while the light wash denim perfectly complements the hem accents. Accentuate these details further with a choker or two (another ‘90s trend to rock this season!).
If you’re not ready to say goodbye to the velvet tanks of summer, use them as a layering piece for your fall tops and sweaters. The easiest way to incorporate the trend is under a printed chiffon shirt – the juxtaposition of textures adds trendy detail to the ensemble.
If you’re looking for a more understated take on the fabric, this velvet-striped tunic was made just for you. The printed, bell sleeve style is eye-catching on its own, but the trendy textile accents take the ensemble to a new level. Pair the top with distressed denim and casual faux suede mules for a laidback autumn outfit perfect for the apple orchard and beyond.
Looking for more fall style inspiration? Check out the best outfits for your next football game or tailgate.