Oh, tis the season for ugly holiday sweaters, socks, and on occasion, hats. And don't get me wrong, I'm no Scrooge, I love a good pair of reindeer ears and an ugly sweater party, but there are limits. And something about the crisp December air just makes us all lose the sense of what those limits are. This holiday season, there is no reason to show up to parties covered in red and green, tinsel, and bells. Here are ways to create the perfect Christmas Miracle outfit.
Turn heads in a classic this holiday season. And just like every other classic staple, it's all about the accessories. Match your LBD with a chunky metallic statement necklace, a matching clutch, and your pair of patten leather pumps. Also, don't be afraid to have a little fun with your tights - try patterns or if you're feeling adventurous or not in the office, a pair of fishnets.
2. The Lace Situation
This list wouldn't be complete without one of 2015 biggest nightwear trends - lace. A material that was at one point only used to lingerie, weddings, and funerals, lace has taken over the game. Depending on the cut and style of the dress, I would recommend sticking with black or white lace. Because, please, for the love of God, don't show up to a party in a bright blue cutout lace dress. It's not a good look.
This season, lengthy means sexy. For warmth and for an elegant flare, try a long maxi dress. Black is always a good idea for longer hem lines, but if you feel like dressing outside of the box this holiday season, give deeper tones a try. For this look, think long geometric lines. So ditch the choker or chunky statement necklace for several layered simple long necklaces.
Last week, I went on a pretty long rant about how awesome I think turtlenecks are. And for whatever reason, I haven't been able to get turtlenecks off my mind. So, once again, I'm going to rant about how a turtleneck dress is a classy and daring choice for your holiday party. For an added flare, hunt down a turtleneck dress with some texture. My choice of texture is a little fringe.
Floral isn't only for the spring and summer. With a deep or metallic color palette, your winter floral fantasies can be a reality. Remember to keep accessories to a minimum when your rocking floral. Let your awesome dress be the focal point of your holiday outfit.
Why limit yourself to only dresses this holiday season? If you really want to turn heads at parties you have to give a tuxedo style suit a try. Let's be honest, not everyone's a dress person and not only is that completely cool, but its also 100% fabulous. Find a solid/metallic colored suit jacket with faux leather lapels, or if you're really trying to dress to impress (sorry couldn't resist the pun) give a red plaid blazer a try.