Trend Report: Crazy About Velvet
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velvet for the holidays with Nordstrom

In case you haven’t already noticed, we are having a major velvet moment around the Team LC headquarters these days. There’s something about this luxe fabric that lends itself to the chilly temps of fall and winter. Not to mention, it feels festive and fancy to dress up in a velvet ensemble during the holiday season. Lucky for us, our cravings have been satisfied… Velvet pieces are everywhere right now, and we’ve been shopping accordingly. We recently treated ourselves to a little shopping spree at Nordstrom, one of our favorite department stores for finding clothing, accessories and gifts for our loved ones (and ourselves!) during the holidays. The end result involved us walking out of the store with armfuls of shopping bags containing so many velvet pieces that were just waiting to be styled. So, we did just that!

Today, we’re sharing three Nordstrom holiday party looks we put together, all centered around velvet. Each of these looks uses the texture in a different way—pants, a top, and a dress. So, we’ve shared some styling tips for how to achieve the looks. Without further ado, here are three velvet party looks to wear this holiday season…

For a Cookie Decorating Party…

the best holiday velvet outfits via LaurenConrad.com

velvet holiday looks with Nordstrom

our favorite holiday looks with Nordstrom

One of our favorite holiday parties we go to every year is a cookie swap get-together. It often involves decorating cookies, sipping spiked hot cocoa, and staying cozy indoors with good company. For a cozy party like this, we recommend styling a gorgeous pair of velvet jeans, like this pair by AG Jeans, with a soft cream sweater, suede ballet flats, and a nude lip. You won’t need much sparkle—just a touch, like this gorgeous Nadri ring, will do the trick.

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For an Office Holiday Party…

holiday velvet pieces via LaurenConrad.com

the best velvet outfits for the holidays with Nordstrom

velvet outfits for the holidays with Nordstrom

The annual holiday office party is quite the see-and-be-seen moment of the year. It’s when you get to mingle with your coworkers in your finest party attire (no business casual here!), and really show off your personal style. We love the idea of wearing a flirty velvet dress with heeled booties to said soirée. The long sleeves on this For Love & Lemons dress add warmth and the butterfly embellishments make a head-turning statement. Keep jewelry simple with a gold chain link bracelet like this one. And, don’t forget to spice up your everyday makeup look… We love all of the creamy hues in this Charlotte Tilbury Instant Eye Palette.

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For a Holiday Date Night…

holiday date night look via LaurenConrad.com

holiday date night look via LaurenConrad.com

holiday date night look with Nordstrom

The holiday season is the perfect time to get dressed up, have a sip of champagne, and go out on the town with your special someone. We believe that the chicest holiday date night ensemble involves velvet, leather, and a fabulous high heel. We love the idea of creating a black-on-black monochromatic moment by styling a velvet keyhole top with coated jeans (this Madewell pair is so affordable!), and a lace-up pump. Adding a jewel toned statement earring to this look is the cherry on top. And for your makeup look, use a berry lip color like YSL’s Tatouage Couture Liquid Matte Lip Stain in 15 Violet Conviction, and define your lashes with a show-stopping mascara, like Bobby Brown’s Eye Opening Mascara. It’s one of our go-to beauty products lately!

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How are you going to be incorporating velvet into your holiday party looks this year?

XO Team LC

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