of the same old LBD? Stand out at your next holiday party in
pattern and shine. A basic A-line shape is flattering on all,
and exudes the perfect combination of sexy and class. Who says
the holiday lights are the only ones that should sparkle?
The holidays are
upon us, and with them comes an influx of holiday party invitations.
inevitable, "What to wear?"
holiday style is all about a flattering fit, luxe details and
accessories that shine. And donít forget to top off your look with
stunning holiday makeup and hair.
Here are a few
insider secrets to achieve foolproof holiday glamour this season.
As with anything
in life, waiting until the last minute to prepare your holiday party
look can lead to disaster. About a week before your soiree, take a
thorough look through your closet. If you donít want to invest in a
new frock, is there something you already own that can be updated with
the simple addition of a fabulous pair of shoes and luxe jewelry? How
about adding a chic pair of patterned hosiery or a metallic belt? All
of these items can instantly freshen even your most
your most fashionable accessory close at hand with a brazen
printed clutch. Animal prints are always a "do" ó
and are a print-mixing dynamo ó while tribal, color blocking,
reptile patterns and more are making their way onto your fave
bag this season.
Rather add a new
dress to your rotation? Stay on-trend with metallics, classic shapes,
bold patterns, leather and lace.
Once the dress
is decided, consider how you are finishing your look with hair and
makeup. To get the coveted Hollywood wave, book an appointment for a
day-of blow-out with your hair stylist. Plus, shake up your makeup
routine by either accentuating your eyes with a classic cat eye, or
make you lips the main attraction with a bold new hue, like fuchsia,
orange or violet.
quicker way to stand out in the holiday crowd than to make the seasonís
hottest trends work for you. We all know that just because something
is "in" does not mean it is perfect for everyone. The key is
to find the trends that you can rock ó and take the time to find the
best way to incorporate them into your wardrobe.
out in a posh pair of statement earrings ó they dress up any
simple ponytail and are a chic complement to your most basic
holiday look. Metallics rule this season, so donít be afraid
to go for the bold and gold.
boots, for instance, are gracing the pages of every major magazine
this season. But there are many ways the trend can go horribly awry.
Pay attention to the rules: Donít pair them with short skirts or
overtly sexy fabrics, like leather; do try them with simple, classic
silhouettes and casual wear.
statement necklaces, should be worn with a simple top or basic dress,
rather than intricate fabrics.
A good rule of
thumb is to make sure your trend piece is not competing with your
outfit, but accentuating it.
weather is all about layering ó but that doesnít have to
mean boxy bulk. This season, toss a fur vest over your favorite
dress to look great and keep toasty warm under the mistletoe.
Focus on the
Once you find
the perfect dress, itís easy to forget about the details: jewelry,
shoes, hosiery and even nails. This season, the fashionable devil is
absolutely in those details.
nail art to statement shoes with bows, sequins, metal heels and more,
the accessories truly make ó or break ó your holiday look.
Stay ahead of
the trend by trying these oh-so "now" accessories: colorful
statement necklaces; large, ornate earrings; anything emerald;
ankle-strap pumps; lace-up boots; patterned hosiery; and oversize
essential to achieving your best holiday look. Keep a careful eye on
proportion, and always remember to keep it classy, Milwaukee.