Although in previous years it was easy to don sequins or a little black dress for a holiday party, this year, holiday fashion is about ringing in the new. Do something unexpected at your next holiday fete. From the main ensemble to necessary bags and accessories, celebrate the end of the year by showing your fashion-forward flair!
The EnsembleWhen everyone else is doing black and rich colors like red and burgundy, you’ll stand out in pastels. Or, show your festive side with a dose of metallics, like a shiny silver handbag; keep it trendy by thinking vintage instead of vampy. Pairing a full, tea-length metallic skirt with a snug sweater and a bright clutch will keep you looking classy in the midst of champagne toasts and bad karaoke.
Statement AccessoriesUnless every weekend is jam-packed with holiday festivities, odds are you’ll only have a few occasions to wear your holiday best. When selecting jewelry and other accessories, think about options you can dress up or down to get more use out of them. Necklaces can do magical double-duty; wear one with a sweater set, pencil skirt and wedge booties to the office party, then use it to transform a lacy frock and moto jacket for a more extravagant holiday gala.
Casual FareYou don’t want to worry about flashing your goodies when everyone is sitting on the floor around the fire toasting with hot toddies. For casual holiday parties, go for sensible. You can look incredibly festive and fashionable with the right subtle combination of accessories and bags, while still being prepared to make the most of your event and maintain your individuality! Although holiday parties only come around once a year, think practical and pretty when dressing for these events. The right gear can keep you dancing the night away without wearing you out, and toting around a bag that’s bigger than a clutch will give you a way to cart around all the gifts you’re giving this holiday season!