13 stylish ways to wear velvet shoes for any occasion. Get outfit inspiration for velvet heels, velvet loafers, and much more! Plus, learn how to care for and clean your velvet shoes.
From the weekend, to the office, weddings and more, learn how to wear velvet shoes this fall and beyond!
It’s no surprise that a soft, rich fabric like velvet works perfectly for fall wardrobes. Depending on the style, velvet shoes can look as luxe as a great pair of leather boots.
I also love how the rich texture of a velvet shoe adds a luxe touch to even the simplest outfit.
I’m a huge fan of velvet shoes, and now that fall is in full swing, I’ve been wearing my velvet shoes on a daily basis.
If you’re curious to venture into the world of velvet footwear, then this post is a great place to start. I hope by the end you’ll be inspired to add velvet shoes into your wardrobe this season!
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Frequently Asked Questions
No. Water will damage the fibers causing permanent matting. Skip the velvet shoes on rainy days and wear your rubber boots.
Not really. Because velvet is a dense fabric, dirt won’t easily adhere to the fibers. Just remember velvet and moisture is a big no no.
Use a shoe brush made with soft bristles such as horse hair and sweep in the direction of the pile to loosen any dirt. For deep stains you’ll have to take them to a professional dry cleaner. If your shoes get wet, quickly blot them with a microfiber towel. You can also use a hair dryer to quickly zap moisture and prevent matting.
Because velvet is absorbent, I wouldn’t recommend treating it with any kind of spray protectant. The best thing to do is avoid grass and dirt, and stick to walking on finished floors and streets.
Absolutely! Sure, the rich luxe texture of velvet fabric is ideal for fall, but velvet shoes can be worn year round. Velvet sneakers and light pastel flats are great options for spring and summer. You can also opt for a shoe with just an accent of velvet like a bow or ribbon.
How to Wear Velvet Shoes
1. Mix textures – Pair velvet shoes with different fabrics to add visual interest. A leather jacket with velvet ankle boots. A suede skirt with velvet mules. A knitted wool or cashmere sweater with velvet loafers.
2. Don’t go overboard – One velvet item elevates a look, but a head to toe velvet outfit might do the opposite. Of course if a velvet track suit is your thing, then go for it!
Inject a little fall into your work wardrobe with a rich velvety loafer! Not only is it business casual attire, but this flat shoe will be a blessing on your back. (Especially if you’re on your feet all day.)
Velvet mules are another great option for work wardrobes and come in both high and low heels. Some of these styles might also work for your post work happy hour!
Velvet slingbacks with a low kitten heel still look professional while going easy on your back. A high heeled version would look great paired with a corporate business suit.
For Everyday Casual:
If you want to wear your velvet shoes in warmer weather, a slide is the way to go. An open, airy slide in a soft color palette, can also work for spring and summer wardrobes.
Velvet Mary Jane
The classic Mary Jane is a practical and pretty choice for casual outfits. It goes with everything from jeans to dresses, is easy to pop on, and won’t fall off your feet.
It doesn’t get any more casual than slippers! Wouldn’t you love lounging around the house in these luxe beauties?
For a Night Out:
Every fall and winter wardrobe needs a pair of ankle booties. They’re a great option for a chilly fall nights paired with skirts, dresses, or faux leather pants.
Velvet Block Heels
If you’re more into the look than practicality, then a block heel is for you. These velvet block heels are fun for a night out, as long as you don’t mind cold toes!
Get down on the dance floor with a pair of velvet platforms!
For Special Occasions:
There’s nothing more luxe than a pair of velvet high heels! Options in rich jewel tones and a little embellishment are a perfect pairing for fall and winter evening ware.
Velvet Heeled Sandals
These are another great option for special occasions. I could see these velvety sandals going perfectly with a winter ball gown or prom dress!
It’s amazing what a little sparkle will do to elevate any look! Even the flats look elegant enough for evening ware.
Velvet Wild Card:
The velvet embroidered shoe is my wild card because it’s so versatile! Depending on the detail of stitching and style of the shoe, these can go in any category from casual to evening ware!
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