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Sliding your feet into a pair of velvet shoes is a luxurious experience -- though the plush velvet is not cushioning your feet inside, it is certainly creating a visually stunning external effect. However, when you're accustomed to other materials, figuring out what to wear with your feminine footwear is not always easy. Fortunately, velvet shoes work beautifully with a wide variety of looks. From super-feminine outfits to streamlined, minimalistic ensembles, velvet shoes add a chic finish.
Coax out velvet's plush, girly nature with a feminine dress -- this is your chance to pull out all the stops for a super ladylike look. Imagine you're wearing a cream-hued, silk chiffon dress with a vintage vibe. Opt for a dress with a Peter Pan collar with pearl-button detailing, three-quarter sleeves with puff shoulders and an Empire waistline. Under your hemline that falls just above your knees, slide your feet into a pair of classic black velvet pumps -- so chic.
Blouse and Skirt
Play around with separates when you have a beautiful pair of velvet shoes to boast. Pull on a white, gauzy blouse with a round neckline and long poet's sleeves. Tuck your top into a pale gray, flounced, high-waisted skirt that falls to your knees. Add a little lift and feminine flair to your ensemble with a pair of wine-hued velvet platform Mary Janes with thin ankle straps. Pop on a pair of chandelier earrings if you're on your way to a special evening and you'll cause a few heads to turn.
Shirt and Shorts
Go for velvet shoes with your menswear-inspired outfit -- adding a kick of femininity to your androgynous look helps strike a balance, so you don't look like you're literally wearing your brother's clothes. Pull on a pale blue button-front shirt with a stand collar and button placket. Tuck your top into a pair of black dress shorts. Top your outfit with a charcoal-hued cropped blazer and your menswear vibe is in full force. As for your feet, pop them into a colorful pair of velvet flats -- think hot pink or lavender -- for a girly finish.
Jacket and Jeans
Velvet shoes quickly help soften a rough-and-tumble vibe for the mix of femininity and edginess you crave. Visualize yourself in a black racerback tank tucked into black skinny jeans with heavy distressing. Pull on a black leather moto-style jacket. Your all-black outfit is ideal for playing around with color and accessories. Slide an oversize pewter bangle onto your wrist and choose any shoe color you desire. Go for neutral such as gray or blush for a subdued appearance, or neon red or lime green for a bolder way to complete your look.