Fall Trends Part 1: Velvet Vibes

by Morgan Robinson

After summertime chaos, a new season is about to kick into full gear! Do you think you’re up for the task of becoming a chic and sleek, fall fashionista? Autumn opens the door to a whole, new selection of darker tones, longer layers, and thicker materials. It’s easy to carried away browsing through all the Fall wonders like booties, coats, and sweaters. Yet, actually assembling and successfully styling your Fall wardrobe can be quiet daunting…Luckily, PurseBop is here to help!

Last year, PurseBop investigated all the Fall Trends fresh from Vogue.  This year we will do another Fall Spectacular investigation of the latest trend split up into a few special episodes. Of course, we will cover the new and hottest, designer bags, but you can also expect style advice on other accessories like shoes, beauty products, clothes and more!

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The first trend we’re covering, and possibly the most popular trend of the season, is velvet. Velvet is naturally a go-to option for colder seasons because it is a thicker material. But, why is everyone so obsessed with velvet this year?

Velvet is super soft and plush, and designers love translating the tactile sensation of velvet into a visual experience too. Velvet is also a reminder of eras past and is often associated with royalty. Even in a modern day context, velvet is luxurious and sumptuous, and can give a sophisticated appeal to any accessory.

If you want to experiment with different materials and textures, look into velvet this season! Down below are a few shopping suggestions that fully channel “velvet vibes”.

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Explore velvet in each category below:

  1. Bags
    1. Crossbody Bags
    2. Top Handle Bags
  2. Shoes
    1. Booties
    2. Chunky Heels
    3. Flats
  3. Beauty
  4.  Clothes
    1. Jackets
    2. Dresses
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Crossbody Bags


Saint Laurent Opium 2 Tassel-Trim Velvet Crossbody Bag via Saks Fifth Avenue

Gucci GG Marmont 2.0 Mini Quilted Velvet Crossbody Bag via Neiman Marcus

Saint Laurent Kate Monogram Medium Velvet Tassel Satchel Bag via Neiman Marcus

Prada Pionniere Velvet Saddle Bag via Saks Fifth Avenue

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Miu Miu Velutto Top Handle Satchel via Nordstrom

Dolce & Gabanna Mini Miss Sicily Embellished Top-Handle Satchel via Saks Fifth Avenue

Fendi Peekaboo Mini Embroidered Velvet Bag via Neiman Marcus




Miu Miu Platform Block Heel via Nordstrom

Christian Louboutin Velvet 100mm Red Sole Ankle Boot via Neiman Marcus

Chunky Heels:

Prada Velvet Platform Ankle Wrap Sandal via Neiman Marcus

Stuart Weitzman Cordonmid Lace-Up Pump via Neiman Marcus


Marc Jacobs Mercer Mice Slip-On Sneaker via Nordstrom

Charlotte Olympia Kitty Flat via Nordstrom


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Christian Louboutin Velvet Matte Lip Colour via Nordstorm

Nars Velvet Shadow Stick via Sephora

Tom Ford Velvet Orchid via Sephora

Guerlain La Petite Robe Noire Velvet Body Milk via Sephora



Saint Laurent Angie Two Button Velvet Blazer via Nordstrom

Alice and Olivia Demia Velvet Quilted Cropped Bomber Jacket via Saks Fifth Avenue

Tom Ford One-Button Tuxedo Jacket via Neiman Marcus


3.1 Phillip Lim Sleeveless Paneled Velvet Dress via Neiman Marcus

Ralph Lauren Collection Leona Pleated Velvet Gown via Saks Fifth Avenue

Oscar de la Renta Lace and Velvet Bustier Cocktail Dress via Neiman Marcus

Stayed tuned for Fall Trends PART 2! Are you feeling the velvet vibes?

Read related articles below:
Your Fall Study Guide: Vogue September Issue
The Quest for a Neutral Bag
The Perfect Neutral-ista
Bag Straps Are More Popular Than Ever Before

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Published: September 1st, 2016
Updated: May 27th, 2017

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