Nothing screams the holidays quite like a classic velvet outfit. There are plenty of ways you can ring in the New Year in velvet—whether you want a head-to-toe velvet get-up or just a hint of it in your accessories. While styling this bold fabric can sometimes be challenging, here are 23 pieces that are both easy to style and will take your New Year's Eve outfit to the next level.
1. Black Velvet Burnout Deep V-Back Dress ($44 at Express)
The velvet burnout pattern on this dress gives this otherwise classic LBD a major upgrade! The flowy sleeves and loose-fitting cut of this dress will allow you to dance (and eat) the night away without feeling constricted in a tight dress. Complete it with some statement shoes and you have an outfit to remember!
2. Farah Velvet Wide Leg Palazzo Trousers ($16 at Boohoo)
These gorgeous velvet palazzo pants are sure to make your outfit stand out amongst a sea of classic dresses. Pairing these pants with an edgy crop top or tucking in a figure-hugging shirt will show off your curves, while the vibrant red hue of these pants will make sure the holiday spirit continues well into the New Year.
3. Vicious Velvet Gloves ($15 at Dolls Kill)
Spice up your outfit with these show-stopping long velvet gloves. Pairing this with any basic dress is guaranteed to take your outfit to the next level. Plus the retro vibes these gloves give off are sure to make you feel like you're at a Gatsby party, no matter how simple your New Year's plans may be.
4. Velveteen Leggings ($7.90 at Forever 21)
If you like to keep your outfits comfy and casual, consider opting for some velvet leggings. It will give your outfit dimension and the luxuriousness of the material will make your look ten times dressier than basic black leggings would—all without having to sacrifice your comfort!
5. Black Velvet Sheer Sleeve Panel Flounce Hem Plus Size Dress ($41.99 at Choies)
This is another outfit option that puts comfort first! It basically combines your favorite T-shirt dress with the elegance of festive velvet, all to give you your new favorite LBD. Throw on some heels and statement earrings and you'll look like you spent ages putting your outfit together, when it actually only took a couple of minutes.
6. Black Velvet Burnour Yoke Blouse ($34.95 at Express)
This shirt is great if you're not 100 percent sold on the velvet trend yet. Pair this with some black jeans and killer wedges for a more casual look, or a black skirt and statement jewels for a bolder outfit. The versatility of this piece means you'll be wearing it well after the New Year's Eve celebrations have ended.
7. Velvet Mid-Length Pencil Skirt ($42 at American Apparel)
If you want something a bit more polished and put-together, opt for a velvet pencil skirt. You can pair it with a matching top for a trendy two-piece look or go with a bold crop top and blazer for something a bit different. Plus, this piece will also be great for your internship once spring semester starts.
8. ASOS Hold the Dream Wedges ($31.50 at ASOS)
These shoes are a great way to incorporate velvet into your outfit without having to commit to a head-to-toe look. Whatever your pair them with—jeans, skirt, dress—you will definitely be getting some compliments on the big night! Not to mention, wedges are pretty comfortable so you can dance the whole night away pain-free.
9. ASOS Velvet Shorts with Lace Hem ($28 at ASOS)
Want an outfit that's a bit more sporty? Then try out a pair of velvet shorts. It's easy as pairing them with a loose fitting cami or strappy crop top along with some killer heels—then you've got an effortless yet fashionable outfit. If you're worried you'll be too cold, consider layering tights underneath or wearing some knee high boots for extra warmth.
10. Velvet Romper ($48 at Lux Clothing)
This gorgeous boho-inspired romper will help you unleash your inner Vanessa Hudgens. The warm colors means this piece is great for fall and winter, but the floral pattern also means you can work it in the hotter months. You can also pair this piece with tights or knee-high boots to get some more coverage if you know it's going to be cold out.
11. Velvet Turban Hat ($29 at Urban Outfitters)
If you're wanting to step out of your comfort zone with your New Year's Eve outfit, think about putting a hat on it. This gorgeous velvet turban hat has an amazing vintage vibe to it and is sure to be a great conversation piece. Plus, you also won't have to worry about your hair as you tear it up on the dance floor.
12. Sasha Bardot Velvet Peplum Top ($12 at Boohoo)
This velvet peplum top is sexy, without having to show too much skin. The gorgeous red of the velvet is perfect for the holiday season, while the off-the-shoulder detailing and flattering peplum shape will make you look (and feel) your best. Pair with some skin-tight jeans or a flattering skirt to show off your legs!
13. Velvet Burnout Skinny Fringed Scarf ($14.95 at Express)
Skinny scarves are quickly becoming one of the biggest trends of the winter season. Adding this velvet scarf to an otherwise plain outfit will amp up the festive factor while keeping you cozy. Plus, this is a piece that you can definitely wear regularly even after New Year's Eve is over.
14. Daisee Double Split Crushed Velvet Maxi ($12 at Boohoo)
Show off your legs in this show-stopping maxi skirt. The rich red color gives this piece a luxurious feel, while the large slits work to give off a sexy edge and plenty of leg room for when you want to dance. You can wear a crop top for a more sultry look or go for a long-sleeve, mock turtle neck for a more conservative feel. Just don't forget to add some killer heels!
15. Lace Up Velvet Mini Dress ($48 at Lux Clothing)
The lace-up trend has been everywhere this year, so keep this trend alive with this velvet mini dress. Don't be afraid to flaunt your assets with this figure-hugging dress. If you're worried this will show a little too much skin, try wearing the dress with some tights or wearing a lacy bralette underneath. Finish it with some statement bangles or rings!
16. Velveteen Mock Neck Top ($12.90 at Forever 21)
A classic crop top is a great way to add some velvet to your outfit. You can wear crop tops with virtually anything—skater skirts, high rise jeans, leggings! This top will definitely be a staple piece in your wardrobe that can allow you to ace the velvet trend even after the New Years Eve festivities wrap up.
17. Velvet Twist Scarf ($14 at American Apparel)
Channel your inner Blair Waldorf and wear some velvet in your hair. This adorable bow headband will add a girly touch to your outfit and can also help fix a bad hair day (although, fingers crossed that won't be the case). Whether you wear your hair up or down, it doesn't matter—this headband will look fabulous either way!
18. Jonathan Aston Triumph Velvet Hold Up Tights ($13.50 at ASOS)
This is a great option if you're not totally comfortable with rocking velvet yet. The unexpected lace detailing can give your outfit that extra oomph and will make you look like a street style star. Plus, tights are a must-have to keep you warm from the cold winter weather. Make sure your shoes are as amazing as these tights!
19. Black as Night Velour Romper ($18 at Tobi)
This gorgeous piece gives the allusion of a dress, with the comfort of a romper! The plunging neckline is sure to make heads turn and make you the Belle of the Ball. Pair this piece with a delicate belt to highlight your waist and some enviable gold jewelry to compliment the rich color of the fabric.
20. Velveteen Damask Pattern Kimono ($35.90 at Forever 21)
Thought kimonos were out of style? Think again! Revive this favorite trend with a loose velvet kimono. You can bring out your inner rock star by layering this piece with a basic dress or some high-rise pants underneath. Finish off with some chunky booties for the ultimate edgy outfit so that you can ring in the New Year in style.
21. Velvet Sequin Embellished Cami ($19.95 at Express)
This is another great velvet piece that you can rock long after New Year's Eve has ended. You can play-up this tank with your favorite leather jacket and a mini skirt, or keep it casual with some dark jeans and killer heels. The mix of gold and silver sequins also means you can have fun styling this look with different metallic accessories.
22. ASOS Early Days Velvet Lace Up Ankle Boots ($34.50 at ASOS)
Give your go-to black booties a break and opt for these funky red velvet booties. The eye-catching material of these shoes is sure to give everyone you meet serious shoe-envy. Wearing a pop of color on your feet is a great way to amp up a basic black ensemble or to match the festive colors of a printed dress. Either way, your shoe game is going to be stronger than ever!
23. Reclaimed Vintage Mini Body-Conscious Skirt in Velvet ($16 at ASOS)
A lot of velvet pieces come in fun, interesting patterns like this skirt option! You can pair it with the matching crop top for a fun two-piece look, or go with a basic colored top for a more classic look. The best thing is, you can totally wear this piece in your everyday life by pairing it with basics like a leather jacket or oversized sweater.
You'll definitely be turning heads in any of these enviable velvet options. The main thing is to make sure you feel confident and comfortable in your outfit—that is the key to any successful look! Now, all you have to do is choose what piece you'll be rocking this New Year's Eve! Enjoy your celebrations, collegiettes!