Velvet, once synonymous with cheesy Elvis paintings and silver screen temptresses, can also be elegant and versatile. The luxe fabric also adds a touch of femininity and texture to fall’s dark, monochromatic looks. Just know that a little velvet goes a long way: Be sure to limit yourself to one accent per ensemble.
Jimmy Choo platform sandals, $585; at Saks.com.
Rebecca Taylor jacket, $355; at Lisakline.com.
Beaded frame clutch, $14.99; at Target.com.
Lela Rose Panne blouse, $895; Vivre.com.
Burberry peaked cap, $125; at Burberry.com.
Strapless cotton velvet dress, $148; at Jcrew.com.