Get Ready for the Holiday Season
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With the holiday season just around the corner, there are many parties to attend and plenty of opportunities to get dressed up.
If you are not sure where to start, there are a couple of simple rules that you should remember. First of all, keep your colour palette clean and consistent; you can never go wrong with red or green (classic holiday colours) sparkling gold, metallic silver and simple, yet always elegant, black. If you like to experiment with your look, choose bright fuchsia or electric blue - thanks to those colours you won't go unnoticed!
Focus on the details: dresses with sexy cutouts, see-through fabrics, mesh, lace, sequins - they are all perfect for the party season. The ideal dress should not only suit your body type, but also match your personality and your fashion style.
ALICE MCCALL - Secret Lover Dress Black
C/MEO COLLECTIVE - Heart Commands Dress Raspberry
ASILIO - The Dark Alley Dress Black
This time of the year is perfect for adding some sparkle to your wardrobe. Don't be afraid to try silver and gold accessories, clutches with sequins, bold necklaces, and oversized rings and earrings. What would normally be considered "too much", is often allowed during the festive season.
Broadway sequin embroidered clutch by Gucci
Sequin embellished pouched bag by Paco Rabanne
Holiday season is also a great time to try something different. How about wearing floral print this year?
"Florals don't always have to be girly and bright—and they don't have to be worn exclusively in the spring and summer, either. For a winter-ready take, look for dark and moody florals (find them against a dark color palette or embroidered on luxe jacquard fabrics) that give the otherwise sweet print a dash of danger and drama with a hint of Victorian goth." - says Wendy Wallace from InStyle Magazine.
Black + Metallics
To achieve a chic and unique party look, you can also opt for a black crop top and a mid-calf pleated skirt in gold or silver. It is a great option if you want to show off your toned figure.
Black and silver is an elegant and sophisticated colour combination that is suitable for many occasions including your next holiday party or dinner with friends. It is easy to combine with various accessories - from stylish red or fuchsia clutch to black stilettos and silver earrings.
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"Women love to be classic and feminine but always with a new twist, and if opulence and dramatic luxurious elegance is the new edge, then I predict we'll be witnessing a lot of gloomy glamorous street styles. Women want to be strong, assertive, rich and sensual. And this black (and silver) revival is just that. A symbol of what the 21st century woman embodies when urged to be all in one. Black outfits when styled with glamour become a statement of power, femininity & boldness for the one wearing it." - says Dana Cristina Malaescu, Fashion Editor at FashionTag.
Feeling even more adventurous this season? Try wearing a trendy romper instead of your usual party dress. This playful and eye-catching outfit will get you noticed at any holiday party.
ALEXIS - Layla Romper Red
ALEXIS - Asher Romper Red - a great party dress alternative
When dressing for a holiday party, you want your accessories to really stand out. They can make or break your outfit and, if chosen carefully, transform even a simple dress into a truly stylish and memorable look. Have fun! :)
KALAKI RIOT - Shark Tooth Necklace Raw Brass
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