What To Wear in the Next #BombCyclone: Bold Velvet

As temps in D.C. hit record lows this month, it was hard to muster much enthusiasm for venturing outside the comfort of our apartments. Luckily, our go-to fabric of the season—velvet—motivated us to hit the streets in style, #bombcyclone be damned. Jackets, jumpsuits and even cocktail dresses cut in the plush fabric kept us looking cool and feeling warm. As bold new colors continue to one-up basic black, here are a few of our favorites shades:

Dusty Rose

This soft and feminine color is having a moment, showing up everywhere from runways to interior design showrooms. Velvet textures in the shade make for a romantic but laid back look. 

pink velvet jacket
Pink velvet dress plus size
dusty rose velvet jacket


This bold blue is an unexpected alternative to black velvet. Pair it with dark accessories for a sophisticated style.

blue velvet skirt


Looking for a dramatic pop of color that will scream luxury? Dramatic velvet accents in a rich hue like burgundy are sure to be a show-stopper.

fuschia velvet clutch
Cranberry velvet spaghetti strap dress
wine colored velvet round bag

Stop by our pop-up in The Shay this month for awesome finds in these shades and more, or share your own velvet style using the hashtag #shopvioletdc! 

Lauren Howell