There’s a true feeling to fall fashion that extends beyond a simple call to bundle up and layer. It’s a tactile urge motivating us to quit gossamer-thin layers of silk and linen in favor of thicker fabrics that beg to be touched. Our favorite from fall 2016’s trend reports? Sumptuous velvet in the form of kick-around sneakers, sleek flats, and flirty evening options. Ahead, a take for everyone.