HOLIDAY EVENTS ; WHAT TO WEAR FOR HOLIDAY PARTIES !

HOLIDAY EVENTS

HOLIDAY EVENTS

Holiday events are starting this weekend , if they haven't started already. Darlings the Holiday Season is right around the corner. Since Friday will be the first day of December it really is time to put the final touches on your holiday wardrobe. While I have yet to decorate for the holidays I will need to get busy this weekend. Furthermore as this is most likely the busiest time of year you'll need to be organized. First and foremost it's probably smart to put all parties and events into your calendar. Next think about the holiday wardrobe....

Since it’s the time of year for countless holiday events from work parties to family gatherings and Christmas cocktails with the girls. Yanking out stacks of sweaters, holiday dresses and the shoes that you wore to last year’s party? It can be challenging to figure out what to wear for Christmas events. Looking for some inspiration? 

I’ve put together a holiday style guide addressing looks for 3 types of holiday events  work parties, casual get togethers, and cocktail hour during the Christmas season. Here are some tips in picking your holiday dresses, shoes and more!

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Holiday Events ; How to dress for an office holiday party

The trick here is balancing professionalism and your personal holiday style. You don’t want to show up as “that girl” wearing a red vinyl mini while everyone else is in knee-length black – but you also don’t want to be the girl in a full pants suit when everyone else is sporting fun holiday wear. Depending on the size and location of your work place, you may be able to get away with more or less creative freedom. But a good rule of thumb that applies to all professional after-work parties:

For holiday events, you can push the limits, just don’t push too far.

Do wear that super cute holiday dress you’ve been waiting for an excuse to wear, but throw over a blazer and match it with closed-toe pumps or booties to balance your bare skin. Once you arrive to the party, you can decide if it’s appropriate to ditch the blazer or not. While you may choose a nice long sleeve number they are not all that conservative. If it’s cold, do wear tights. Even if it’s nice, don’t wear a hemline shorter than your fingertips when your arms are relaxed at your side. Therefore my advice is use good judgement , it's work after all. 

HOLIDAY EVENT - OFFICE PARTY

LOOK 1

A perfect dress for that work party. Since this dress is fitted and chic but shows no skin.

Petite Velvet Faux Wrap Dress by Ann Taylor
ANN TAYLOR $ 129

 Larissa Velvet Stretch Bootie by Ann Taylor

 ANN TAYLOR $ 228

Leather Envelope Clutch by Ann Taylor 
ANN TAYLOR $128

Look 2
Meticulously wrought floral guipure lace  by Self Portrait. Since the office party should be fun this is a fabulous holiday dress.
NORSTROM $ 595

Derek Lam tie laced through bold goldtone grommets at the back gives a beautifully defined shape to a power jacket precisely tailored from season-spanning stretch cotton.
NORDSTROM $ 425

Francesco Russo Criss Cross Pump. While sexy, this shoe has a closed toe that is more appropriate for an office party.
NORDSTROM $ 870

Look 3
Black silk polka dot dress from NK
FAEFETCH 30% off $815

Topaz silk blend textured blazer from Ulla Johnson
FARFETCH $831

Capture the essence of Italian luxury and glamour with the Valentino SS17 collection. These orange and beige leather Valentino Garavani Rockstud pump.
FARFETCH $995

Holiday Events ; What to wear to a casual Christmas party

Are one of your friends-of-friends throwing an afternoon Christmas party over lunch? By the same token is a family member or friend  having a casual supper ? In the same way  what about that girlfriend's gift exchange brunch ?  Hopefully they’ve communicated the dress code. If not, afternoon parties are typically a bit more laid back. But how do you dress casual and festive at the same time? Go for understandable silhouettes, in more festive materials like metallics, sequins, or lace. Therefore dress in layers if you’re unsure and want to be able to add or remove layers as necessary. 

If the party is casual, feel free to take some liberties in comfort. In fact the first look calls for comfortable shoes. Therefore I’ve styled it with flat riding boots that show their sophistication in the butter-soft leather .These holiday boots are a great grab in rich brown or black, and will be the only high-calf boot you need for the rest of the season. They’re also fabulous over jeans or fitted leather leggings.

Holiday Event ; Casual Party

Look 1

Bardot Metallic Cutout Silk Blend Blouse, perfect choice for the holiday season.
NORDSTROM $119

Vince Velvet Leggings,a fabulous wardrobe staple for the holiday season . Of course a perfect, mix and match with blouses and sweaters.
NORDSTROM $245

Tory Burch brings understated glimmer to a classic leather riding boot, a great buy!
NORDSTROM 40% off $298 SHOP NOW

Look 2

Saks Fifth Avenue Collection brocade blazer. Great holiday choice . For this reason this is a holiday super look !
SAKS FIFTH AVE Was $275 now $165 usd.

EXCLUSIVELY AT SAKS FIFTH AVENUE; Allover florals enhance the feminine appeal of these trousers.
SAKS FIFTH AVENUE was $195 now $117 usd

Gucci Vegas Metallic Leather Loafer. a party shoe like no other. In my opinion a wardrobe must have.
SAKS FIFTH AVENUE $695

Look 3
Galvan Jumpsuit with Velvet .Marrying a velvet bandeau top with immaculately tailored pants. In my opinion either casual or dressy. In fact this is a classic chic  look.
STYLEBOP $1515 USD

In fact this glossy satin bomber from Balenciaga is a youthful statement. Therefore invest in classic quality clothing and you'll find this look works far into the future.
STYLEBOP $2350

Complete with a low gilded heel in a scalloped silhouette, these patent leather and suede 'Bari' pumps from Salvatore Ferragamo.
STLYEBOP $580

Holiday Events : Christmas cocktail party

Finally for the most fun of them all, pull out all the stops for your Christmas or New Years cocktail party. Ultimately you know that dress that you’re not quite sure if you can pull off but it’s so wow. Yeah. Wear it. Since Christmas cocktail parties are quite forgiving in the wild, crazy and downright festive . However to avoid making a scene walking in from the sub-zero weather in a mini, consider layers that you can shed should the night allow.

In my opinion darlings the holiday season is the best time for dressing up. Therefore "don you all your gay apparel ", dress to the nines. Since for most of us there are not a lot of occasions to go all out take advantage of them. As a matter of fact pull out all the stops. Actually go and have a blast.

Holiday Event; Christmas Cocktail Party

Look 1

 Sequin Shift Dress. Since silver is one of the biggest looks of the year indulge in this eye catching look.
ANN TAYLOR $179 usd

 Mila Sequin Pumps by Ann Taylor
ANN TAYLOR $ 158 usd

Velvet Bow Clutch by Ann Taylor
ANN TAYLOR $69

Look 2

Sachin & Babi Noir Ruffle Sleeve Off The Shoulder Dress. However what says holidays more than a  sexy and body con dress .
NORDSTROM $525 usd

Topshop Marabou Feather Jacket. No doubt this jacket is a scene stealer. Since I love glamour, i love this glamourous jacket.
NORDSTROM $280 usd

Jimmy Choo April Glitter Platform. In the first place who knows party shoes better than Jimmy Choo!
NORDSTROM $895 usd.

Look 3

Givenchy's AW17 collection is comprised of essential pieces that represent the label's adored aesthetic.Hence solely presented in red; a colour considered the embodiment of the Givenchy spirit. In my opinion this fringed dress exudes the label's signature gothic romantic essence.
FARFETCH $3,300 |50% off $1,650

Givenchy - Shark Lock sandals. These red leather Shark Lock sandals are a staple piece from the label's pre-AW17 collection.
FARFETCH $1095 usd

Breathe new life into your navy, grey and black neutrals with Givenchy's mini Pandora shoulder bag in this lustrous red colourway.
FARFETCH $ 1375 usd

HOLIDAY EVENTS - IN CONCLUSION

Darlings I've given you a look  at some great looks for holiday events. Since the holiday season is really upon us don't wait to order what you need to round out your holiday wardrobes. In fact many of the items I've listed are already low in stock. While the big sales days of black Friday and cyber Monday are over many of the sale prices continue. However my dears don't just go for the choices I've made ,you can use these links to look for other great holiday looks. For this reason please visit with my partners to find the great items that they offer. Ciao for now Jandrew

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