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Velvet Bags Are The Hot New Accessory Trend You Need

With Toronto International Film Festival season around the corner and Fashion Weeks hitting the international runways soon, it’s officially time to upgrade your accessories. Although that straw bag might have been a versatile piece for all your lazy summer afternoons, there’s nothing quite like an elegant, timeless purse for the cooler days ahead. This season, velvet bags in every size and shape are set to enjoy their moment in the spotlight. If you want to jump into this trend right now, look no further than these Instagram looks which will help you master the velvety bag obsession right.

Photo: sapphirediaries on Instagram 

Chain bag and LBD: There’s nothing quite like a fitted little black dress to complete your classic look of the evening. However, the perfect little red velvet bag can immediately bring a hint of texture and colour to your fashion-forward take on eveningwear. We are liking this combination of rich red and gold, set against a basic black dress. Meanwhile, strappy sandals bring a graceful effect to this particular Instagram outfit.

Photo: ardentreverie on Instagram 

Back to school: Sure, you may be heading back to the office instead of the classroom, but velvet knapsacks are all the rage right now. Take your cues from this Instagram look, and pair your distressed denim with a little velvet backpack for a casual chic ensemble. The addition of a matching velvet cap and sneakers helps to pull this outfit together, although just the backpack on its own is equally stylish and trendsetting.

Photo: diana_vingert on Instagram 

Embellishment: Sparkle and velvet are a natural combination for the shifting season ahead, especially as we prepare for all those galas, red carpets and fashion shows on the social calendar.  We are liking this dark blue velvet clutch, which is adorned with metallic beads and decorated with shimmery details.