A Holiday Style Guide

The clock is ticking ladies, and there is very little time left before the holiday spirit takes over. For some of us, the excitement has already sneaked in, and there is nothing wrong with that – the sooner you start getting merry the longer your joy will last. Now, your attire should definitely match your level of excitement, as since there is a strong possibility that you’ll be attending more than one holiday event you should follow the Boy Scout rule and always be prepared. After all, you don’t want to be seen (and photographed) in the same
outfit twice. To that end, we have created what we believe to be the ultimate holiday style guide, so make sure you stay tuned because things are about to get interesting.

A new romance

When we think of sweaters the mind instantly goes to one of the two places – chunky and cozy and
ugly Christmas sweater. However, the secret option number three hides an unexpected way to rock a sweater
and still look incredibly chic and elegant. A short sweater in a pretty pastel hue is the key to success. Now,
instead of wearing it with a white button-down and jeans as you probably normally would, why not elevate it
with a gorgeous tulle skirts with some serious sparkle? It might be just a tad chilly to pull of open-toe sandals,
but nude pumps would go wonderfully with this combo. Keep the hair down in soft waves and the makeup
minimal and luminous. This outfit is perfect for daytime Christmas parties or even family gatherings.

The LBD on a whole new plane

Going with a little black dress is always a good idea. There is absolutely no way you can make a mistake with
this choice of color, especially if you stick to a cut that is flattering for your body type. For instance, if you have
curves for days, the perfect plus size special occasion dresses are the ones made with flowy fabrics, with
rushing in all the right places. Floor-length dresses do wonders for elongating the legs and a high slit is perfect
for a touch of drama. Pear shaped ladies look best in halter dresses, while for petite ones, the best cut is the
Audrey Hepburn aka a sheath dress. Keep the jewelry minimalistic – gold and silver with geometric shapes with
clutches to match. Black dresses are perfect for truly upscale events for which you want to shine – they’re

Jingle bell rock

If you’re a stickler for tradition and love your red for the holidays, go ahead and put that red dress on. Aside
from it being the official color of the F/W 2017 season, it’s the eternally official Christmas color so you’ll be
both the epitome of trendiness and the Christmas spirit. You can go with a stunning deep red silk dress with
matching lace-up heels if you want the achieve a true wow effect, or pull an Emilia Clarke in Me Before You
with a cap-sleeve tea-length show-stopper. Wear it with confidence – aka lose the scarf, and don’t forget the
mandatory red lip. As Ryan Gosling says in Crazy, Stupid Love – wear that dress like you’re doing it a favor.
Patent leather pumps are a must in this case.

Let it shine

Ok, what’s Christmas without a bit of glitter, right? Now, as the head-to-toe glitter outfit has unfortunately gone
out of style, you will have to choose your sequin battles wisely. For daytime holiday events, a great combination
is the one spotted on Solange. A flowy black blouse paired with wide leg golden sequin pants is the
embodiment of casual chic, although this could also be rocked for an evening event and look just as dressy.
However, if you do want to truly shine bright like a diamond, (and show off those curves) take a cue from
Sara Foster and opt for a silver sequin skirt. You could tone the look down with a simple white tee and a classy
black blazer, or dress it up even more with a satin camisole top with lace and top the look off with a great
statement necklace. Either way, heads will turn.

Mia Taylor is a fashion and beauty enthusiast from Sydney and writer for www.highstylife.com.
She loves writing about her life experiences. Travelling and enjoying other cultures and their food with her
husband is a big part of her life. She is always on the lookout for new trends in fashion and beauty, and
considers herself an expert when it comes to lifestyle tips.
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