Velvet is huge this year. It was all over runways, from Valentino to Stella McCartney and Vetements and fast fashion stores soon took the hint and their Pre-Fall collections are filled with beautiful velvet pieces in pastels and rich gem colors. Zara is definitelly betting all it’s chips on this trend. There’s a significant section in the store with velvet tops, bodysuits and dresses. It’s amazing. I’m officially on “new collection mode” and I’ve purchased my first velvet top of the season but there are more to come. Btw, with all of these velvet slip dresses around I’ve been having amazing “Clueless” flashbacks.