Holiday Party Outfit time has arrived! It’s the most festive time of the year, filled with holiday office parties, get-together with family and friends, cocktail parties and dinner invitations. All this fun can put a dent in your pocketbook if you feel you need the perfect, new outfit for each event. On the flip side, with the right accessories, you can dress up your existing clothes and turn them into the perfect party look for any occasion, or at least merriments leading to Valentine’s Day.
First of all, look through your closet for what you already have that can be refreshed and dressed up this holiday season. Lots of the best styles to present may include:
- little black dress
- pencil or skater skirt
- satin or silk blouse
- sweater (dress)
Now that you have looked through your closet and found potential holiday party outfits, it’s time to put an ultimate celebratory flair together. If you decide to run with a modest style without too many frills or details, you can stun. Graces as simple as a black, long-sleeved cotton dress can be styled subtle or striking. What will make the look unique and spice it up are the accessories you pick. Here are four accessories you can add to create an appropriate holiday party outfit.
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Holiday Party Outfit Ideas
A Statement Necklace Taking an everyday look to the next level is as simple as adding a large, bold necklace. If you’re working with a classic but casual little black dress, add a sparkly necklace with some large faux gems. A chunky, gold or silver necklace adds contrast and drama to a dark-color outfit. If you want to be truly on trend with the latest runway look, add a faux fur collar to your look.
Festive Legs An inexpensive pair of tights can turn a simple dress or pencil skirt into a holiday show stopper. The best part is, tights will also keep you warm while making you look longer and leaner. Look for a pair of tights with visual interest; those with sparkles or an attractive lacy pattern will add elegance to your party look.
Belt Clinching the waistline can boost a long skirt or your sweater and leggings appearance. Consider a belt that has flashy, festive detail, such as metallic foil or sequins. A kimono-style type obi belt is wider and more comfortable, and often has beautiful fabric or detailing to it.
Party Clutch Find yourself a small, inexpensive party bag. Don’t be afraid to get crazy with the clutch; it’s a simple accent that can’t usually get noticed. Select a bedazzled clutch or a small bag in a bright, bold color like indigo, fuchsia or red.
If you’re creative and chic invest in the accessories alone, you can change up the same outfit for every party with just accessories and footwear. With these tips, you can focus on enjoying the holiday festivities and stop worrying about what to wear.