Real Steals: Velvet Clothing for Holiday Parties
Velvet Skinny Jeans
White House Black Market Pants
These black velvet skinny jeans have a stretchy, forgiving fit.
To buy: $88, whitehouseblackmarket.com.
Sandy Hyun Earrings
These posts made of black vintage glass and white Lucite seem plucked straight from your grandmother’s jewelry box.
To buy: $40, maxandchloe.com.
You’ll love looping this velvet scarf around your neck, since it’s lined with a snuggly acrylic knit.
To buy: $44, 800-535-4491 for stores.
Ann Taylor Blouse
’Tis the season to put aside your cotton button-down for a shimmery silk one that’s a bit more formal.
To buy: $88, anntaylor.com.
Merona for Target Belt
Afraid your outfit looks too safe? Slither this gray faux-snakeskin belt around your waist.
To buy: $13, target.com for stores.
Bling that won’t look out of place in the daytime: a black-resin stone with tiny crystals.
To buy: $78, 212-398-7363.
Elaine Turner Flats
The neutral zigzag pattern of this beaded pair makes them surprisingly versatile.
To buy: $98, elaineturner.com.
When it comes to the do’s and don’ts, you’ve got lots of questions. Here, solutions for making the season merry and bright.