Luxe textures like brocade and jacquard are key this season, and it's no surprise to see the trend carry over to footwear as well - rich bold shades of red, purple and blue in an assortment of styles, both formal and casual. If you have a number of events to attend in the coming weeks, a new velvet shoe will update your look in a flash, whether you choose a statement pump, or delicate strappy sandal. Nicholas Kirkwood, Tom Ford, Jimmy Choo, Brian Atwood, Giuseppe Zanotti - all the major designers have something in velvet to oblige this season.
And you may have noticed the loafer trend this season... you don't need a smoking jacket to wear these luxe slipper-style flats. Wear them casual with skinny jeans and top, or mix and match your textures with leather pants and an evening knit. If you happen to be hosting a number of dinner parties over the holiday season, these flats are perfect! Last but not not least, trendy urban girls will have to have velvet high tops - Gienchi and Christian Louboutin have the most spectacular studded sneakers online now (Gienchi will suit the more budget-minded, without sacrificing quality and style).
Check out the assortment of velvet shoes below - from formal to casual!
Trend Pick of the day: Nicholas Kirkwood Island Tex Velvet Pump
Price: $992.00 - online at Harrods
Holiday 2012 Fashion Trends: Velvet shoes!