December social calendars are filling up fast, from holiday office parties and festivities with friends to charity events and family gatherings. While it is the most wonderful time of the year, it can also be stressful to style an outfit for every occasion. So this week, we’re focusing on how to get your holiday event dressing down to a T.
‘Tis the season for holiday glamour and glitz! Party dressing should be fun, so we’re suggesting a few ways to add sparkle and style for your…
Desk-to-dinner is one of our favorite methods for styling women. We’re always looking for dress options that can be paired with a blazer, cardigan or robe coat at the office. When work is over, slip out of your second layer and feel festive in a cami or shift dress. To transition your look into something more formal, carry a change of accessories, like a pair of heels, statement earrings and clutch for night. If pants are your preference, you can’t go wrong with a great pair of jeans or trousers and a blazer. Classic and conservative, this is one of our go-to looks for transitioning from desk to dinner.
Jacket: Cinq a Sept
…Holidays with Family & Friends
Gatherings with family and friends provide the perfect opportunity to mix cozy and chic. Opt for a fun statement top with some sparkle or a cute sweater that can be paired with denim or leather pants. One of fall’s top trends, a heritage plaid look is traditional yet stylish. Have an ugly sweater party coming up? No need for your whole look to suffer–style your sweater with some cool boyfriend or skinny jeans and a bootie.
…Black Tie Events
Nothing to wear to that end-of-year black tie event? A pretty pair of crystal statement earrings require minimal effort while delivering a maximal effect. Outfit-wise, the holiday season is the absolute perfect time to shine in winter white. Nothing looks quite as chic as an all-white dress, jumpsuit or even a tailored suit. We’ve been seeing many options lately, so keep an eye out for the look that works for you.
Dress: David Koma (Angela’s Edit)
If you’re looking to be the life of the party, the mini is very in, especially in bold and bright colors. Available across price points, show off some leg and head out the door in something short and fabulous. An elegant red dress is the ultimate investment piece for holiday dressing, and you’ll be wearing it for years to come. The color red makes a glamorous statement on its own, but you can up the ante with luxe details like sequins, velvet and chiffon.
With such a crazy calendar, New Year’s Eve will be here before we know it, so stay tuned for our NYE style guide. In the meantime, get inspired by going big with your accessories. We’ve seen the statement earring trend come and go, and we’re excited to report that it’s in full force this season. A glamorous earring can bring just the right amount of holiday spirit to your favorite fall look, with fun options like embellishments, crystals and unexpected pops of color. Adding a statement piece to your wardrobe is easy whether you want to invest or not, since we’ve seen tons options out there at all price points.
Another way to liven up your look is with our holiday beauty picks. We spent some time on the gorgeous beauty floor at Saks in New York and learned the top tips for transitioning your makeup routine. The quickest way to go from fall to festive is with a bold statement lip or sparkly nail color. We also spotted tons of jewel-tone eyeshadow palettes (including the perfect stocking stuffers under $100!). If the no-makeup makeup look is more your speed, we suggest adding shimmer to your skin with a touch of bronzer and highlighter. This is a great way to brighten up your look after applying a clean layer of foundation.