This time of year, it’s like one party after another, and not all of them are fancy or glamourous events. So having “social” separates that know how to mix and mingle is a definite YES.
The fun is in the way you play the “how can I look really cute and party-appropriate” game, without being over dressed or under dressed. Let’s get started!
Crushing On Velvet – night or day
So, let’s assume that you’re invited to the office party (whew, you made the cut!). It’s your chance to rub elbows with the big shots and stand out for looking so, so cute. Why not!
By traditional standards, you wouldn’t really think of pairing a lush velvet pullover top with a pleated, mesh short skirt. But wow! Adding some sparkly ankle-strap sandals (think Cinderella) lets you really shine. Cool party girl makes a statement!
Then, feeling like downplaying the “fancy” at a holiday get-together? Just switch to jeans, throw a tomboy kind of jacket over that velvet top, a pair of sassy feather earrings, slip into tough booties and grab a triple-zippered camera bag. Rock the new, chic look, girl!
Flowers All Around – dress ‘em up or down
Time for a holiday brunch with friends? You can show up looking terrific and on-trend in a floral crochet-loving top with tiered, ruffled sleeves (go red, always festive). Best partner – floral embroidered skinny jeans, with details and colors to highlight that cute top. Studded booties help give off girly style, but still not fussy.
Then, how about heading out to a meet-up at the mall for some holiday shopping? Keep the jeans and swap the top for a vintage-vibe floral embroidered sweater, side lace-up boots and an oversized monogram tote bag. Perfect, and in no time flat.
Take A Shine – tomboy to girly girl
The only rule in fashion is that there are NO rules! Combining different textures and colors can tone down any formal look and take it from flashy to fierce. Just dress up (and down) so you’re comfortably you.
Like the pieces shown above – so right-on for a holiday dinner party. The shimmery pleated skirt is a chic contradiction to the soft pullover drawstring top, and even more so with black platform shoes. But what an eclectic, confident look!
Ready for a family gathering? Perfect time to repurpose that standout shimmery pleated skirt! Let’s experiment with the unexpected. Top it with a cool cowlneck sweater (make mine burgundy, please), edgy jewelry, block heel sandals and an eye-catching bow clutch bag. You’re all set.
Holidays, here we come! Bring on all the fun!