Every year it's the same dilemma- what to wear to all those holiday parties?! Whether it's a work party, a family get-together, or your best friend's annual New Year's Eve bash, we hope to make dressing a bit easier for you this year.
Holiday Work Party - Cocktail Attire -- Have a holiday work do, and don't want to over "do" it? Keep it classic and elegant to ensure you will be noticed for you and not for an inappropriate outfit. Bear in mind your company dress code policy, making sure hemlines are in line and not too short. Keep sparkles at the minimum. Now is not the time to don your full sequins -- keep that for formal events such as fundraisers and black tie events with friends. Don't show too much skin, but feel free to be festive in your attire. Let accessories help you stand out without screaming. Make understated elegance your mantra for this event.
Casual If casual is the attire, try to be a bit more dressy this time of year. Pair a printed dress with something a bit sparkly. Add a bit of bling to denim, or pair some leather detailed leggings with winter white to make for a monocramatic look that is chic yet comfortable, and just in line with the host's wishes.
Cocktail Casual - For cocktail casual events, you have a bit more leeway with how you dress. Don't be afraid to push the envelope a bit. Pair a top with beaded neckline with leather pants and heels, Generally, a dressier top with a more casual bottom works best, though dresses in everyday fabrics such as cotton work too, when dressed up with the right accessories. Put a dressier shoe with a work dress and more statement jewelry to make it night time party appropriate.
Festive - Think sparkly here. If the dress code is "festive" they want you to be just that. No need for the "Christmas Sweater", just make sure you wear something with a bit of lurex, shimmer or sparkle. Find a top or dress with embellishments or add a necklace to a sweater for a similar effect.