Shoesday Tuesday: The Velvet Shoe

Yesterday, we did a round-up highlighting some of our favorite velvet looks worn by celebs and on the runway. But we saved the best for last since shoes are always the cherry on top! The velvet shoe works like many other velvety articles as a great way to accentuate a full look. The fabric brings lush elegance to just about anything it touches, translating all the novelty in vintage style along with refinement and modernity. As key must-haves on their own, the loafer/slipper and heel are only enhanced when dressed up in velvet. Check out looks worn by hot celebs and during this season’s fashion week shows.

The Velvet Slipper

Style maven Alexa Chung always makes her way to our trend round-ups one way or another. Here she’s spotted wearing Penelope Chilvers Black Embroidered Velvet Dandy Slipper on  two different occasions (don’t you just love celeb reruns? hey, they’re people too!) Love the embroidered palm tree… what a witty juxtaposition.

Taylor Swift has mastered classic style, even in her casual wear. Here she’s wearing ox-blood and blue velvet loafers on two days out and about, with nearly the same outfit! Velvet slippers do go well with a button-up, cropped pant combo so we won’t dock any points for the rerun– can’t deny she looks fab.

The Velvet Heel

Velvet wedges! Hot, hot, hot. Ali Hilfiger‘s get-up is a perfect example of how they can spruce up an outfit. Gotta get a pair of those…

The fabulous Charlize Theron could probably wear anything and look flawless. Rich deep shades of velvet are hallmarks this season and these Christian Luoboutin Velvet Pigalle pumps pretty much show you why.

Jessica Alba‘s super cute strappy velvet pumps add a little sexy to her whimsical floral dress. Along with the color, the fabric adds the pop that dress needs!

During Fall/Winter ’12/13 Fashion Week Dolce and Gabbana sent a boat load of lush velvet down the runway. Paired with gold embroidery, the pointed toe heels and black pumps took elegance and sophistication off the map.


We can’t mask our obsession with all things velvet. We’ll definitely be snagging a pair or two and suggest you do the same!


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