Weren’t we just raising glasses, toasting, and ringing in 2016 like 5 minutes ago? Well, the holidays are here again, so let’s be sure your wardrobes is party-ready. Here are some must-have items for looking up-to-the-minute and stylish at all your upcoming festive occasions.
That Velvet Touch: Velvet is bigger than ever this season… For holiday, velvet and brocade are at the forefront with all their rich connotations. These lush and ornate fabrics feel new and yet timeless in this season’s iterations. Whether a ruby red blazer, a jacquard pencil skirt, or patched jeans, be a part of the velvet underground.
Carry a little bag with BIG personality: This is the time to carry a statement clutch and portray your purse-nality. At your holiday parties, recognize that clutching your clutch with both hands says you’re trying hard to control a situation that’s testing your confidence. Holding things close guards your composure, but I bet you’re not nervous… just determined to make a polished impression. Think holiday office party self-control 😉
Add style with a single statement earring: Most of your party photos will be from the waist up, so your earrings will be front-and-center. By having only 1 in (or mis-matching them), you’ve finally figured out what to do with all those odd earrings you can’t bring yourself to get rid of. Use a longer earring on one side and a shorter earring on the other. Don’t worry too much about whether or not they “go together.” It’s really about how an individual earring looks with your outfit.
Take comfort in cool shoes: A low, block heel has never been so right. Try a 2-3 inch heel that will let your feet keep going all night long. With fur details, you’ll elevate your ensemble by putting on pumps with pelts.
Add a subtle fragrance: With all the greeting and hugging that happens over the holidays, be sure you smell just as good as the tree and potpourri. Are you saying it by spraying it? In a word, yes.We all have common associations with particular scents, but are you underrating the power and impact of your fragrance to Adorn Differently? Scents can have positive effects on mood, stress reduction, sleep enhancement, self-confidence, and physical and cognitive performance, all in addition to the usual intended purpose… to attract the opposite sex!
Go for SOMETHING unexpected: Typically, at holiday parties, you’ll see the ladies in one of the same three colors… red, green, black. Color-averse? Set yourself apart and begin small with an exceptional accessory. It will gently transition your thinking and your ensemble while still making an impact.
For now, as outdoor temps begin to dip, it doesn’t mean your style game has to drop, too. The holidays are the time to shine, and you can do no wrong with your color combos. Go forth with confidence… your future is bright!