Not sure what to wear to a holiday soiree? Here’s how to make dressing for your party circuit easier, faster, and a bit more special.
Traditional wisdom may say to stick with a little black dress for versatility, but you might want to consider the opposite this year. Invest in one statement piece that can dramatically alter basic looks, such as a satin wrap jacket or jaw-dropping pair of boots. A vintage skirt paired with a short-sleeved cashmere sweater, a white button-down shirt, or even a sheer t-shirt looks completely different and will attract compliments. It’s also a perfect solution to what to wear to an office holiday party as it’s festive without being too risqué.
Go With A Statement Piece
You can really show off a treasured holiday jewelry piece by keeping the rest of your outfit simple. For instance, if you have a special Thanksgiving pin you’d like to wear to a holiday dinner, you might consider pairing it with a plain-colored top. You can pick something that highlights one of the colors in the jewelry or just choose black or white. This way, your outfit is a blank canvas for that special holiday piece. To achieve this look, you’ll also need to minimize other jewelry and hair accessories.
Invest In Seasonless Pieces
Invest in an evening coat that makes an entrance. First impressions count, so choose your outerwear well. With an embellished coat, your look will be memorable even if you’re wearing the most basic attire underneath – it’s an instant outfit-maker! Or invest in a black blazer with impeccable fit, as you can then throw on any ensemble and you’ll have an immediate upgrade.
Consider Small Upgrades
While shopping for a new holiday party dress is fun, the small details are what will make your outfit stand out. Sometimes it’s the little things that can make a big statement and still be effortless. You may want to consider wearing a simple red or black wrap dress and add a brooch, wide sequined belt, or exceptional pair of earrings for some added sparkle. Just don’t overdo it!
Whether you think you want a formal dress, fancy shoes, or a bedazzled bag, these are all pieces you probably won’t wear frequently, so don’t overpay. Besides, it’s easy to find designer pieces at great prices if you search for them. You may want to consider scouring vintage stores for special clutches or handbags this season. Who knows – you may find a gift or two you didn’t even know you needed.
Lisa Alexander is a freelance writer