From Christmas to the New Year, and all the holiday festivities in between, there’s no better excuse to update your wardrobe with a few beautiful new pieces. Coming up with different options when there are so many occasions to dress up in such a short time period can be tricky. If you’re after some inspiration, we’ve put together a list of our top five outfits to take you from drab to fab this holiday season.
Our top tip when buying for the festive break is to opt for versatile outfits that pair well with existing pieces in your wardrobe. Look for items that can be easily dressed up with a few strategic accessories and can also work across a variety of different dress codes.
If you’re still stuck for ideas, here are our top five picks for this holiday season!
The classic ‘little black dress’
Absolutely everyone needs a little black dress (LBD) in their wardrobe, and what better excuse to invest in a new frock than the silly season! An LBD is an incredibly versatile piece that pairs well with just about everything. Choose from a range of lengths, cuts and materials, depending on the occasion.
If it’s a particularly chilly day, or you need an outfit that will take you into the evening, then an LBD pairs well with stockings. You may even want to invest in an LBD that’s made from materials specially designed to keep you cosy, like a knitted wool blend.
Layer your LBD with your favourite jacket and finish your look with a pair of leather boots or heels depending on what the event calls for.
Jump into a jumpsuit
Jumpsuits aren’t always the most practical choice, but who doesn’t like to have a bit of fun with their festive fits?!
Jumpsuits come in a range of different cuts, colours and patterns that make them perfect for practically all body shapes and sizes. Not to mention, they cover up your legs so you can keep your pins warm on a cold day.
Simply add a leather jacket, some stilettos and a pair of statement earrings for a look that will take you straight from work to play.
Add a bit of bling with an embellished top
From pearls and crystals to embroidery and studs, a quick way to step up the dazzle on your outfit is to opt for an embellished top, knit or cardigan.
The fun doesn’t stop there! You can find just about anything with a pop of embellishment these days, so even going for a pair of embellished heels or a belt might be just enough bling to elevate your outfit to party-ready.
Celebrate in style with a suit
Suits aren’t just for gents anymore. Sometimes there’s nothing more glamorous than a beautifully tailored tuxedo. An incredibly versatile piece, a good suit makes for perfect office wear and an even better statement look at a holiday party!
If you prefer to keep your look a little more low key, opt for more neutral colours like white, black or grey. Otherwise, if you’re ready to celebrate in style, there are plenty of bold, bright colours. Choose from a pants and jacket combination, or a skirt and jacket combination, depending on the occasion.
Add a dash of femininity to your look by layering a silk cami or blouse underneath the suit jacket. A pair of stilettos and a dash of lipstick never go astray for an evening look.
Experiment with different fabrics
There are so many fun fabrics, materials and finishes out there these days, and the festive season is the perfect time to step outside of your comfort zone and try something a little different.
From metallics and sequins to velvet and lace, you won’t be short on choices if you’re after something a little special for one of your upcoming events!
A velvet jacket is a great way to stay warm while adding a touch of interest to your outfit. If velvet doesn’t quite do it for you, then why not try a beautiful metallic skirt? Not only will a hint of shimmer add some shine to your outfit, it also gives it an air of sophistication.
If you’re looking to make a splash at your holiday event, go all out with sequins! Not only are they incredibly festive, but they’re the perfect choice for a party girl.
When putting together your festive outfits, don’t forget that little touches make all the difference. Accessorise with some statement jewellery, like a pair of dangly earrings or a chunky necklace, or elevate your makeup with bold lips or smokey eyes. A cute clutch or beautiful pair of shoes can also make a great addition to your look, not to mention a warm jacket to keep you toasty.
Holiday shopping can be incredibly overwhelming, but with our top five festive choices, you’ll be sure to look fabulous at your next festive event!