Sure, seeing a floppy velvet beret or velour hoodie might give you warm fuzzies for your childhood wardrobe—but that doesn't mean you should buy it. Instead, invest in fresh takes on the fabric, like a paneled sweatshirt or baseball cap.
BLACK NEOPRENE & VELVET BABY SWEATSHIRT, $580, Neil Barrett, ssense.com
Because velvet is most commonly made into dresses and skirts, it seems more special on a blazer, tailored trousers or brogue. It's also the best way to avoid having a Renaissance Fair moment: no one associates office wear with minstrels or court jesters.