Trending: Velvet Shoes

As we’ve seen, velvet has certainly made a major comeback this year. In fact, it’s the texture for fall! And we’re thrilled about it. There is something so luxe, so rich, and so elegant about velvet, and we can’t get enough of it. What we especially love in this plush fabric would have to be the shoes. From loafers to smoking slippers to ballet slippers to booties, over the knee boots, and stilettos, the options in velvet shoes are endless this season!

You’ll see both crushed and smooth velvet, embellishments galore, and worn a variety of ways. When the temperatures start to really drop, add a thick sock that coordinates with the color of the velvet in your shoe, and yes, it’s okay if the sock toes peek through!

Wear the booties with skirts, dresses, and all types of denim. And velvet sneakers certainly kick your everyday ‘gym shoes’ up a notch. Throw on your flats for daytime activities or out to dinner at night, as the luxurious fabric will help to dress up an otherwise more casual outfit.

22 Looks We Love for How to Wear Velvet Shoes

For more inspiration, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite street style looks featuring velvet shoes. Note we’ve also added some style tips regarding what exactly inspired us with each image.

And keep scrolling to shop our favorite velvet shoes…

velvet-shoes-1-and-2Open toe platforms with and without socks paired with skirts.

velvet-shoes-3-and-4Embellished flats for comfort and style.

velvet-shoes-5-and-6Booties and heels to dress up any look.

velvet-shoes-7-and-8Both smoking slippers and sneakers look great with an unfinished hem.

velvet-shoes-9-and-10More booties; look for an unexpected heel for added interest. 

velvet-shoes-11-and-12Endless embellishments don’t just need to be on the front of the shoe.

velvet-shoes-13-and-14A bold blue or a subdued blush: equally luxe.

velvet-shoes-15-and-16A touch of velvet on the heels or a full covered bootie in a perfect jewel tone.

velvet-shoes-17-and-18Smooth velvet with an embellished heel and crinkled velvet that has depth of color.

velvet-shoes-19-and-20Add socks for warmth and an unexpected touch.

velvet-shoes-21-and-22Over the knee boots with a long coat or casually tuck part of your cropped skinny jean into the bootie.

From left to right, top to bottom, images borrowed from: Collage Vintage, Vogue, Total Beauty, Elle, Elle, Glamour, Le Fashion, Par 5 Milano, Harper’s Bazaar, StyleCasterFashionising, Vogue Runway, My Shoe Bazar, They All Hate Us, Free PeopleWho What Wear, Roberto Cavalli, Vogue, The Zoe Report, Vogue, We Wore What, My Glitters and Sparkles

Shop Our Favorite Velvet Shoes and Boots 

In addition to those 22 street style ideas, we’ve rounded up our 24 favorite velvet shoes and boots for you. These fabulous footwear pieces range from steals to splurges. No matter your style or your budget, we hope you’ll find something you like!

(Note that, as usual, you can click directly on the collage to shop the shoes.)

As a bonus, check out this steal of a pair we just discovered. At less than $45, you can’t go wrong with trying this trend!

In Closing

Finally, a question for you: You know which velvet shoes I’ve chosen for fall thus far… Hint, hint, hint, hint. So, which velvet shoes or boots might you choose?



  1. Merritt Beck says:

    Such great picks! I love seeing all the velvet shoe inspo in the photos above! I bought the pair of vince velvet slip ons and I have been loving them this season!
    xx, Merritt
    The Style Scribe

    1. Carrie says:

      I thought those were the ones you got. Glad to hear you like them!

      Hope you’re having a great day!

    1. Carrie says:

      Right?! I’m probably loving this trend more than any other this season.

  2. Bella B says:

    Oh my gosh I would love a one pair of each please!!! so cute

    1. Carrie says:

      You could rock those Vince slip ons!

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