Among all of the new and enticing trends, velvet is keeping a strong presence. With its soft feel and rich sheen that instantly says luxe, why wouldn’t it? From pantsuits to dresses to boots, you can take your pick on how to get in on the trend. I snagged this crushed velvet dress from Zara a while back, but it always finds its way back into my outfit rotation. The combination of the subtle puff-sleeved silhouette (spring trend alert!) and the sheen of the fabric, which reflects different shades, gives the dress drama and movement. Because of its plush texture, it’s elegant enough to be worn as a festive party dress, yet understated enough to be worn with sneakers. And, FYI, velvet is not just reserved for the colder months, so it can stay in your closet all year long!