The holidays are here, and so are the parties and gatherings. With all the events of the season, it can be tricky to decide the right look for the occasion. Whether it’s a casual family gathering or cocktail party, here are some fun and easy style tips to look your best!
The Casual Family Gathering
Dressing up a dark-wash pair of jeans is a great way to look chic while staying casual. To channel the current 70s trend, try a flared leg. But most importantly, find the fit that flatters your figure best. Then add a silk blouse or soft cashmere sweater. To add some extra warmth and style to your look, layer with a cozy faux fur vest or jacket. White is always festive for the snowy season, and soft blush is right on trend. A statement necklace, sparkly flats, and a shiny, luxe clutch say you’re ready to celebrate. For an extra boost (of style and confidence), especially with a flared leg pant, go for the heels, even at home!
Festive Casual Party
For a casual get-together at a friend or colleague’s home, pair a dark-washed straight cut jean with a shiny, glam top. Try a black silk blouse and metallic blazer, or another option could be a metallic blouse with a black or grey blazer. No matter which denim silhouette you choose for your figure, the long, fitted, hip-covering jacket is always flattering. (When shopping for a blazer, ignore the slouchy, boxy jackets which are on trend now. Instead, buy one with the highest armhole you can comfortably wear, that curves in even slightly at the waist, and buttons without pulling. If there’s ever one place to invest, it’s a great jacket.) Add a multi-strand black crystal necklace and earrings to add extra texture and shine to your outfit, and let your pumps or booties bring a splash of color. Dressing up your denim with sparkle will assure you’ll feel gorgeous, but not over-dressed.
Girls’ Night Out
A fabulous sequin skirt is the perfect piece for going out with the ladies! Pair it with a monochromatic cashmere sweater and some chic black booties. Then add a trendy fringe clutch, glamorous earrings, and champagne to boot!
Straight from the Office
When jetting from the office to the holiday fête, a classic sheath dress works wonders. It is totally work appropriate, but can easily be dressed up for evening. Choose a neutral color like black, gray, or navy (paired with pumps and a sweater or blazer for work). But once evening comes, swap out the office shoes for a more festive pair, and amp up your style with your jewelry and accessories.
A burgundy lace cocktail dress is a trendy yet elegant choice. Finish your ensemble with a lush fur wrap, chandelier earrings, a glimmering clutch, and strappy black heels. Be sure to remember your burgundy lipstick, too.
Have Fun With Your Accessories…
This is the perfect time of year to shine your brightest, so shine on! Don’t be afraid to add some extra sparkle to any outfit you choose. Find some mixed metal bangles, jeweled earrings and necklaces, a shiny clutch bag, or some metallic nail polish. Go out in style and enjoy a festive holiday season and a Happy New Year!