Make the most out of the nights now drawing in with rich velvets paired with opulent faux furs, satin ribbons and chandelier earrings.
Monsoon were onto something when they colour matched the sell-out red velvet dress with our favourite wine and the result is perfection. Cut just above the knee and nipped in at the waist, pair with a contrasting floral blouse to wear underneath and add an emerald green Alice band to give a nod to the medieval trend that swept the AW18 catwalk.
If dresses aren’t your thing, indulge in a navy velvet trouser two-piece from favourite, L.K Bennett which can be teamed with a statement heel or choose a slip-on in violet or plum purple to keep the look elegantly relaxed.
If head to toe velvet scares you, keep it minimal- add a mule, a bow or a jacket with a velvet lapel and interpret the trend in your own way.
Model wears: Blouse, £35, River Island; velvet dress, £110, Monsoon; headband, £8, Asos; bow, stylist’s own
Model wears: Faux fur jacket, £95, Amo Couture; velvet top, £225; velvet trousers, £250, both L.K. Bennett; slip-ons, £49, Office; Nyo earrings, £90, Chalk Jewellery
Model wears: Flare-sleeve velvet dress, £175, Ghost; Rosettie earrings, £117, Nocturne; bow, stylist’s own; embellished bag, £80, Dune London; mini arrow ring, £60, Lola Rose
Model wears; Shiny faux leather trousers, £216, Persevere London at Farfetch; silver embellished top, £260 (part of set), Comino Couture, cominocouture.com; grey velvet blazer, £110, Monsoon at Littlewoods