Velvet is corduroy’s fancier cousin. A decidedly wintertime fabric, it’s soft without being slouchy. Everything made with velvet looks rich and sumptuous, so you’ll look like more than your paycheck says you’re worth when you’re put some on.
Derek Lam Velvet Frill Trim Dress, $1,113 on sale, Net-A-Porter.com; Silence & Noise Velvet Cuff Stovepipe, $68, UrbanOutfitters.com
Duchess-Dots Pencil Skirt, $168, JCrew.com; Portolano Women’s Stretch-Velvet Gloves, $26.99, Overstock.com
Chris Madden Curved Velvet Accent Chair, $399 on sale, JCPenney.com; Snob Slippers, $350, StubbsAndWooton.com
Velvet Headband, $8.49, Target.com; Snowswept Dress, $138, Anthropologie.com