This Is the Autumn Trend to Buy Now, Not Later

In fashion, there's a satisfying feeling when you become an early adopter of the next big trend. We can safely say that you'll see velvet everywhere come autumn, so why not start wearing it now, like Hailey Baldwin? Traditionally, the fabric has been a favourite in the depths of winter and party season, but it's received countless makeovers on the runways and the streets of late, so there's no reason to hold it hostage with a two month-only shelf-life each year.

So what's the best way to break out the velvet right now? We're keeping tabs how fashion's trendsetters—from It girls like Gigi Hadid to street style stars like Elena Perminova—are making it work now. Plus, since you can't wear the trend without doing a little shopping first, we picked out the best pieces that are available now and will continue to work hard well into the new season.

Are you ready to take this one on? Check out the inspiration and our must-have pieces below…