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TREND ALERT: VELVET GOLDMINE

Velvet Trend Autumn:Winter 2016
Roberto Cavalli, Akris, Valentino, Bottega Veneta, Albeta Ferretti

Like it or not, the rails of Sloane Street are filling with new season collections. And, to quote Jon Snow, winter is coming.

But while the sun is still out and you can’t bear to even contemplate a new cashmere coat, we have good news: a trend that you can wear now, right throughout the changing seasons – velvet.

Sure, it’s immensely strokeable, but it’s also deceptively versatile. Push up the sleeves of a velvet blazer and team with a little camisole, denim cut-offs and heels and you have an effortlessly cool off-duty evening ensemble.

Alternatively, grab a plush velvet clutch to update after-dark looks, or throw Chloé’s velvet sweatshirt on with a flowing midi skirt and flat sandals for an on-point outfit, then wear with wool trousers when it does get cold.

And, come party season, you’ll be ahead of the curve when it’s time to really dress up and impress.

Here are our favourite velvet buys from Sloane Street.

The Velvet Trend - Chloe velvet sweatshirt £460
Chloe velvet sweatshirt, £460
The Velvet Trend - Valentino velvet dress, £3,840
Valentino velvet dress, £3,840
The Velvet Trend - Saint Laurent velvet heels, £460
Saint Laurent velvet heels, £460
The Velvet Trend - Tom Ford velvet dress, £3,180
Tom Ford velvet dress, £3,180
The Velvet Trend - Saint Laurent velvet bag, £1,190
Saint Laurent velvet bag, £1,190
The Velvet Trend - Miu Miu velvet dress £2,295
Miu Miu velvet dress, £2,295
The Velvet Trend - Roberto Cavalli velvet blazer £1,155
Roberto Cavalli velvet blazer, £1,155
The Velvet Trend - Bottega Veneta Knot velvet clutch £845
Bottega Veneta Knot velvet clutch, £845
The Velvet Trend - Valentino velvet trousers, £1,280
Valentino velvet trousers, £1,280