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Dressing For an Occasion: Keep It Classic

12.10.2009 WRITTEN BY Ashley T+P Blog Central

With gift shopping, party planning, and vacation arranging, the holiday season can be a stressful time of year. Because of this, picking out the perfect ensemble for holiday parties can be more pressure-filled than it needs to be. If you’re in a rush and don’t know what to wear or buy for a special holiday occasion, remember these words: Keep it classic.

Innovative designs and trendy fashions come and go with each new season, but what never dies out is the simple, classic shapes and styles that have been at the cornerstone of American fashion for centuries. Take the cardigan, for example: Its simple design and easy structure has stuck around for ages due to its functionality.

The LBD is also a staple of Western wear because, if done right, it can flatter any figure. If you’re over black for the holidays, choose another color that’s just as classic, such as cherry red or chocolate brown. The high-waisted pencil skirt and crisp white blouse are also styles that aren’t expected to go off trend in the next hundred years or so, making them wise purchase decisions with longevity.

Timeless fashion pieces are such because they incorporate both function and style — clothing that can be lived in, not merely modeled for aesthetic appeal. So when you’re rummaging through your closet in the minutes before you venture off to the next party, remember that the best designs are the ones designed around you. Happy party hopping!

~Caitlin


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