Maximizing Your Wardrobe For Holiday Parties
Ohh the wonderful, yet stress inducing, holiday party circuit: There’s the family gathering, the extended family gathering, the office party, the “just the girls” gift exchange, and so on…and that’s not even taking into account the festivities you may have to attend with your significant other! Dressing for holiday occasions can add anxiety to what should be a joyous time of year, so here are a few tips on how to maximize your wardrobe so you look and feel great every where you go.
1. Be dazzling: If you buy yourself one holiday piece this year, go with something sparkly. A great sequin tank is in style year after year, and it can be paired with a multitude of bottoms: dark wash skinny jeans, a high waisted pencil skirt, or wide leg wool trousers. Just because you’re under more stress this season doesn’t mean you should look it, and sparkles are a great way to show off your holiday spirit.
2. Work off of your work attire: Take advantage of your office look to achieve a festive going out outfit. When the clock strikes five, add an eye-catching statement necklace to a tailored button front blouse, slip on some bold red heels, or swap that blazer for an off the shoulder sweater.
3. Love your LBD: We all have one (or should have one) hanging in our closet: That perfect, waist-cinching, all-occasion appropriate little black dress. This is an item that can definitely be worn in a variety of ways. For dressier occasions, turn up the wow factor by wearing it with knee-high boots, or wrap a flashy belt around your waist. For smaller gatherings, add a warm cashmere cardi and scarf.
4. Don’t be afraid to wear the same outfit twice: Grandma will never know the sparkly tunic you wore to her Hanukkah party is the same ensemble you wore to mingle with your co-workers. If you have to show up to more parties than you can count on one hand, then save yourself some hassle by recycling one great outfit.
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