It’s a fabric typically reserved for holiday time but velvet is officially cutting the line this fall, meaning there’s no time like the present to get in on the trend. No longer the stuff of your pouf-sleeved childhood party dresses (white tights and maryjanes, anyone?), the plush pieces of today are decidedly stylish, sexy, and cool.

Try pairing this fancy fabric with denim, menswear suiting, leather or lace. From slip dresses to ankle boots, there’s a way to work the fabric for day or night – and well before winter rolls around. Because who wants to wait that long to add some luxe to their look anyway? Ahead, 10 ways to get that velvet vibe in your life ASAP.

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Clockwise from top left: Millie Blue Peep-Toe Ankle Booties, Circus by Sam Edelman Ritchie Ash Rose Pointed Flats, On A Roll Navy Blue Clutch, Gillian Brown Print Over the Knee Boots, Steve Madden Jodi Burgundy Platform Ankle Strap Heels, Totally Crushin’ Pink Clutch

Clothing in gif: Midnight Love Navy Blue Velvet Floral Print Maxi Dress, Lauren Forest Green Velvet Bodycon Midi Dress, Hey Baby Burgundy Velvet Strapless Bodycon Midi Dress, Free People Dream Team Black Velvet and Lace Long Sleeve Top

Which velvet pick is your fave? Tell us on Instagram @Lulus using #lovelulus!

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