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Velvet lends a touch of elegance to the holidays

Velvet lends a touch of elegance to the holidays
Dolce & Gabbana brooch-trim velvet headband with Swarovski crystals and pearls, $1,945. (Davide Mengacci / Dolce & Gabbana)

It's getting colder outside, making it tempting to leave home swaddled in that adult-size cuddle blanket. Instead, for the sake of your style reputation, we suggest snuggling up to some sumptuous and sophisticated: velvet. Lately, the plush fabric has been seen embellishing hiking boots, jewelry, sunglasses and more. A demure velvet bootie or handbag adds a touch of seasonal Victorian flair to an outfit without looking too fanciful. And there's nothing like the elegance of velvet to instantly elevate a look from ho-hum to holiday-party-ready.

(Johnny Was)

Johnny Was floral-print velvet maxi skirt, $257 at johnnywas.com

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(Tory Burch)

Tory Burch velvet block-heel Bowood sandal embellished with mirrors, rivets and studs, $315 at toryburch.com

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Rodebjer velvet Boro kimono dress with devoré detailing, $615 at rodebjer.com

(Davide Mengacci / Dolce & Gabbana)

Dolce & Gabbana brooch-trim velvet headband with Swarovski crystals and pearls, $1,945 at dolcegabbana.com

(Christopher Kane)

Christopher Kane velvet Safety Buckle Frill Bowler handbag, $1,390 at Maxfield in West Hollywood, (310) 274-8800

(Christopher Kane)

Christopher Kane velvet-trimmed wool-blend coat, $2,295 at net-a-porter.com and saksfifthavenue.com

(Italia Independent)

Italia Independent pearl-embellished velvet cat-eye sunglasses, $240 at Elodie K in West Hollywood, (323) 658-5060, elodiek.com

(Jerome C. Rousseau)

Jerome C. Rousseau floral-print velvet Cassou sandal, $795 at jeromecrousseau.com

(Alexander Wang)

Alexander Wang velvet Sam platform hiker boot with velvet laces $767 at saksfifthavenue.com

(Gucci)

Gucci palladium-finish metal cocktail ring with velvet and glass pearl detailing, $390 at gucci.com

(Vanessa Bruno)

Vanessa Bruno Athé embroidered velvet Divine dress, $349 at matchesfashion.com

(Edun)

Edun slip-on velvet sandals $336 at matchesfashion.com

(Edie Parker)

Edie Parker velvet Lara clutch with marblized acrylic edges, $1,595 at Edie-Parker.com

(Olivier Saillant / Chanel)

Chanel quilted velvet handbag with ruthenium metal detailing, $3,700 at Chanel in Beverly Hills, (310) 278-5500

(Jimmy Choo)

Jimmy Choo velvet and metallic nappa leather Gene flat, $475 at Jimmy Choo in Beverly Hills, (310) 860-9045

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(Adam Drawas)

Adam Drawas Is Crucial unisex velvet high-top sneakers, $375 at Maxfield in West Hollywood, (310) 274-8800

(Giuseppe Zanotti)

Giuseppe Zanotti embellished velvet Coline sandals, $798 at net-a-porter.com

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