How to Sparkle This Season! December 11 2012, 2 Comments

Holiday party invitations have been pouring in for weeks, and if you're not excited yet, now is the time!!  You've RSVP'd, maybe figured out which of your 10,000 Pinterest recipes you're going to take and now you're thinking, what am I going to wear?  You can't wear just any old thing to a holiday party, what a waste of a chance to glam up! This is the time of year to pull out your most over the top pieces or maybe invest in something new and take it for a spin. 

There's a few obvious choices when it comes to holiday party wear- red, black and sparkle. But there's new ways to do it--play with print, texture and complimentary colors.  You'll look extra chic if your look just whispers "festive" instead of screaming "holiday".

When it comes to holiday hues, red is the clear winner.  There's a way to do red though without bringing to mind images of Mrs. Claus and pairing this color with green (no, no, no)! A pretty lace red dress, classic red pump, red lip paired with a touch of gold will get you in the mood for some holiday fun and look fresh.

If black is your comfort zone color you probably have a closet full of it, so add some pieces with a little attitude or even some navy!  I love these black velvet shorts and sparkly black beannie.  Try a black leather peplum top with some navy trousers and your favorite black pumps.  Pull out a black shift dress and jazz it up with a navy belt or tights. 

The holidays are the only time of the year when sparkle is not only tolerated, but encouraged.  When done right, you can wear this trend day or night, from the office to the office holiday party or even to your family function.  The secret is to pick one sparkle piece and keep the rest of your outfit simple.  Put your shimmery dress with black tights and black pumps, your sparkle blazer with skinny black pants and a white t-shirt.  This look looses it's cool the second you look like you've rediscovered your late 80's dance costumes.

 It's the "most wonderful time of the year"--shouldn't your look match?  What will you be wearing this holiday season?

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Michelle Bernard on December 12 2012 at 12:26PM

I love all of these ideas! And I NEED that red dress!!!

Nikki on December 12 2012 at 01:50PM

It’s French Connection, only a 2 and a 10 left on their site but that doesnt mean you couldn’t track it down (or something similar somewhere else).

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