One of the most popular children’s books of all time was written almost a century ago and chronicles the adventures of a velvet toy that is literally loved into life. Just like The Velveteen Rabbit, this season’s most popular boot is made from the same magical fabric, but is this time more likely to be loved to death.
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It’s no secret in the style world that velvet bags and footwear have crossed from being winter-only wardrobe pieces to all-year-round staples and are amongst the biggest trends in accessories for Spring/Summer 2017.
Case in point: the world’s most famous fashion blogger, original GRAZIA It-Girl Chiara Ferragni and her FROW squad at the Alberta Ferretti Spring/Summer 2017 fashion show in Milan in September. Three of the four wore candy-coloured velvet, two in the form of heeled ankle boots colour coordinated to their heavily embellished dresses.
The overall effect is more frivolous, opulent and has a lightness (visually at least) that leather of any colour just can’t offer. All the better to off-set the bold patterns, detailing and colours that are dominating fashion right now. Remember, subtle is so overrated this season.
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Ellery, Desmond Velvet Boots, $1130. SHOP NOW
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