It’s that time of year again, when temperatures get cooler, people get cozier, and parties bring out the glitz. Luxe fabrics always flood the market this time of year for Christmas and New Years parties, or whatever holiday you might celebrate. Velvet has been a trend every holiday season for the past few years, and I love it. I admit I don’t really have many velvet pieces, but my red velvet flares from BLANKNYC is one of my favorite items in my closet!
Every time the velvet trend rolls around each year, I usually see the prices reflect the luxe factor. Because of this, I usually enjoy admiring everything from afar. However, just like with any high end trend, the less costly retailers have picked it up and offered their own take. American Eagle Outfitters is my absolute favorite out of all of them, due to the fact that they’ve been able to successfully keep their heads far above water in this competitive apparel industry, adapting to changes, growing their appeal to a wider age group and doing quite a good job at brushing up to the border of the premium apparel world. That’s my take at least, as several of their jeans have joined their premium counterparts in my denim collection over the last several years and I love them just as much! My wish list is always pretty full with that brand, and I had originally decided to make this post about that before I realized how huge their current variety of velvet items is.
So, if you’ve been eyeing this flood of velvet apparel in the market every holiday season but haven’t yet been sure because of the price, or maybe you just haven’t seen something that’s right for you, here are some super cute, well-priced items that might just fit your tastes! Whether you are looking for something soft and shimmery for a holiday party or to stay cozy in while bundled up in front of the fireplace, American Eagle Outfitters has got your back. Here are some of my favorite velvet items from the brand!
Shop more velvet items (including footwear, pillows and even blankets) from AEO here!