With the hustle and bustle of the holidays just around the corner, the inevitable question of what to wear to all of those fabulous parties, is bound to come up. Let me eliminate at least some of your seasonal stress, by taking the guess work out of creating the perfect look for any sparkling fete.
There are many types of holiday celebrations, from office parties and casual get-togethers with friends, to family dinners and black-tie New Year’s Eve galas. With so many events happening at once, this is not the time to wait until the last minute to find a great party ensemble!
Often, the best place to start, is with a statement piece you can build a glamorous look around. For example, if you have a gorgeous accessory, like a vintage satin clutch with a touch of delicate beading, or maybe a glittering choker that catches the light just so, but don’t often find use for it in day to day life, now is the time to pull it out and create a gorgeous party look! Start with your bold accessory as a basis to create a color palette. You might pair a red or burgundy clutch with a cocktail length black dress. Just add metallic heels, sparkly earrings and classic red lips, and you have a glamorous Christmas party look ready to go! Just be sure the dress is made of party-worthy material, like tulle, satin or velvet to match the festive occasion. For an office gathering, a black cocktail dress and bright heels made work appropriate with a classic blazer is a great option.
For those much anticipated, dress to the nines type of holiday parties, a New Year’s Eve event for example, nothing short of red carpet glam will do! A statement dress is my personal go-to favorite. A sizzling red cocktail dress or something long and black is always a sure knockout. If the dress is your chosen focal point, opt for complimentary but minimal accessories so that your dazzling dress stays front and center.
As always, make each party look appropriate for the setting. Have fun with color and texture and don’t be afraid to add a little sparkle to every holiday look. Happy styling!