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*head to toe: Zara slip dress (more versions here), Auxiliary cross-body bag (similar), Ella shoes (other favorites via Acne), Club Monaco wrap bracelet (similar), vintage rings. 

I’ve always felt like the velvet trend should stay where it belongs…in the 90’s…but recently the fashion industry seems to be latching on to this fancy fabric again. You can really do as much or as little with this trend as you like though. While I’ve seen some really fun crushed velvet pants and even trenches for Fall, let’s face it, you won’t be wearing those items for longer than one season. Instead, I’d embrace the trend by adding in little details like a velvet necklace layered with other delicate pieces, velvet shoes in a rich jewel tone to add luxe to your outfit, or a fun trim on a jacket.

Alternatively, you can fully embrace the trend BUT stick with a light shade, like I did with this nude slip dress. The silhouette is simple enough for every day but the velvet adds interest. Plus, the nude shade pares it down so it’s not over -the-top velvet in your face. (Thank gad). In fact, a lot of people asked about this dress while I was Street Scouting in Williamsburg on my most recent trip…and if fashionable New Yorkers have something to say about it, I’ll take it.  Let’s face it, NYC girls know how to do it right, so let’s take a cue from them! On that note, I cannot wait to share my NYC travel diary with you guys later this week! ‘Till then.

williamsburg street style

williamsburg street style

williamsburg street style

williamsburg street style

Photos by Twelve Rolls

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Sabrina Fenster

Sabrina is the founder of Vancouver-based street fashion and personal style blog, StreetScoutMe. She believes the best fashion show is on the streets and will always be the most relevant way to discover trends. Get in touch: sabrina@streetscout.me