I’ve seen a lot of articles lately giving you the essentials for the perfect holiday look. Sequins, velvet, fur and metallics always make the list. These showstoppers do have a perfect place in the holiday dress hall of fame, but there are a few others that I don’t think get enough credit for their greatness. Here is my holiday party essentials list:
Nothing says festive more than a textured fabric with gold leaf details. Brocade is everything I love about cold weather fashion. This is a must must for your holiday look. I have seen some very cute options at JCPenney, may be a good place to start your hunt.
Floral is a huge pattern for summer and spring, but it can also be perfect for your next holiday look. When I want to bring my florals in to cooler weather I add dark tights, and pair them with weather appropriate pieces like fur or wool. Vintage floral patterns are often a little less busy than summer floral and will give you room to style for the season. Think spaced out flowers for bright colors and clustered flowers for dark. This will bring the perfect new attitude to your normal holiday wardrobe.
Jewel Toned Lace
Dark colored lace is always perfect for the season. But this holiday I am loving bright lace skater dresses to pieces. I am not a fan of red lace, but jewel tones like blue, purple, deep yellow and coral could not have a more perfect look for the holiday. Forever21 has some good options – especially this rhinestone collar one. I want!
Feathers, Holly Leathers, Postcards. I have seen adorable dresses with either of these zany prints. It’s so fun, and it gives your outfit a little more personal style than the prints that you always see. Be bold with this trend. Keep your accessories basic and let your print be the star. ModCloth is a great place to find new and super adorable prints.
Floor Length Maxis
I am pretty sure that this will be my go-to for holiday looks this season. A floor length maxi skirt or dress paired with a fun blazer or chunky sweater is the most simple (and great) options for a party look. Black is classic but try to venture out in to dark blue and deep purple, burgundy or wine colors. This will add do much to your look without a ton of work.
Add a fur collar or vest to any of these looks. Throw on some sparkle with your jewerly, or the perfect metallic pumps. You can use the holiday attire veteran trends with these newcomers and be the talk of the party. Tis’ the season to be jolly and very well dressed 🙂
Okay loves, I am traveling for a bit so I will be back on Wednesday. Fun stuff coming up for Anything but Style, very excited to tell you all about it!