If you thought velvet was reserved for holiday soirees, think again: There’s no rule that says in order to wear the plush texture you have to be fulfilling an RSVP. In fact, velvet was revived on the runways back in fall 2016, and the momentum hasn’t stopped. Soft and striking, it lends instant glam to modern silhouettes, and designers are incorporating the opulent fabric into everything from slip dresses to tailored blazers and blouses. This trend is so omnipresent that it even found its way onto some of our favorite accessories. So, forget any preconceived notions. Elevate your wardrobe with fall’s go-to fabric.