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.