Formerly known as the go-to cloth of magicians and larpers, velvet has finally managed to ditch the "ye olde" stereotype and gain some serious fashion cred. Designers are sending it down their runways, models are wearing it off-duty and editors are buying it in bulk. Plush, luxe fabric is officially in.
But before you, too, jump on the velvet bandwagon, I suggest memorizing the five tips in the slideshow above. Each one will help you dodge the fabric’s costumey pitfalls and come out looking like a street style star. Click through to master the look now.