If you are like most people, you are probably just now realizing you have a ton of Christmas parties coming up. The season seems to have snuck up on you somehow and all of a sudden there's a work party, a friend's party, a co-Workers party......and now there is a slight panic setting in.....you're thinking to yourself, what on earth am I going to wear to all of them? It's crunch time. But what outfit do you wear that's festive and yet still appropriate for the occasion? What is the perfect holiday look that's still professional for the office party? Or the house party that's nice but not black tie? There's always the worry of being too fancy and over doing it....or worse, not dressing up enough. I totally get it. Luckily, this years 2017 holiday trends make it easy and I've got 4 simple steps for the perfect holly jolly look for any and every party you have coming up. (As well as already made outfits for you to choose from!!!)
1. Start with the Party Pant.
This season is all about your pants and they are in one word: fabulous. Velvet, sequins, jacquard patterned, leather, and satin are just some of the few. Never has their been a winter season with more to choose from. Sure to impress and most definitely elegant enough for any type of party, (without having to wear a dress-- which can sometimes be too much for particular events) pick your pant of choice out and go to step 2! (Or see my picks by clicking here)
2. Keep the top simple.
Don't make this hard. Pair your party pants with a solid colored top, a plaid top, or a snazzy blazer. Picking an outfit gets difficult when we give ourselves too many options. Keeping it simplified is sure way to reduce stress levels. A blazer is always a winner- especially this season by purchasing one in velvet (the season's biggest fabric trend). Plaid just screams Christmas joy, and a simple solid colored top is easily dressed up in our next step.
3. Sparkle is a MUST.
Not only are sparkly accessories by far the easiest way to make any outfit holiday party ready (seriously any outfit--even if it's not red or green) its an absolute must to finish off any yule tide look. Think jeweled or sequined statement earrings, encrusted bracelets, and long stone covered silver and gold necklaces. You don't have to wear all 3 at once, but go with at least a pairing of two. (i.e statement earrings and bracelet or long necklace with bracelet while opting for smaller studs)
4. The shoe tells people where you are going.
Going to an office party? Opt for a heel. Going to a friend's casual get together? Opt for a flat or a shorter, chunkier heel. You can never go wrong with a metallic option and glitter/sequins, velvet, satin, and shoes with pearl details are 2017's biggest shoe trends. Just make sure they are something you think you can stand in all night...or at least break them in a day before the party!
Click the image below to see my already put together (and ready for purchase) holiday party outfits!
Hope this was helpful!
Until next time,
Wear it Out!
Ashley Kahn is a Wardrobe Stylist and Personal Shopper In Houston, Texas. She helps women everyday build more efficient, versatile wardrobes that not only save them time, money, frustration but provide outfits that leave them feeling cute, comfortable, and confident! Email her at Ashley@AshleyKahn.com to set up a free consult.