One of the reasons I love the holidays (aside from all the obvious ones) is that during this time of year, there are so many opportunities to get just a bit more dressed-up. Everyone seems to put in a little more effort style-wise, and it makes the season feel so special, you know? But once your calendar starts filling up with events the age-old conundrum of “What am I going to wear?” rears its head.
My early Christmas gift to you is helping you find something festive and special to wear to one of your holiday parties this year. Whether you’re attending a neighborhood, family, work, or NYE celebration, I’m going to show you four new holiday trends to try out to this holiday season.
The Monochromatic Ensemble
I’ve always believed that dressing monochromatically is the best way to make a statement with your outfit. First, because the less colors you wear in your outfit the more elevated and expensive it looks. Second, wearing the same color head to toe is striking and yet understated. Meghan Markle is famous for doing this.
One of my favorite things to wear at Christmastime is red on red, think red turtleneck sweater with red cropped lace trouser, and a red lip. The only caveat to trying out this trend is to keep your accessories neutral. So in the example above a simple earring (not a statement earring) and a nude pump work best. This is a great look to try for an office Christmas party, you’ll look festive but still professional.
The Velvet Jumpsuit
Velvet was a big hit last holiday season, but in predictable silhouettes like fit-and-flare dresses and jewel tone tops. However, a velvet jumpsuit is a fresh take on the holiday trend. Ideal for a Christmas house-party with friends or a fun NYE option!
The Tartan Dress
Tartan, the classic holiday print that is at once sophisticated, conservative, and yet festive. All of these style benefits make it an ideal look for a holiday dinner with the in-laws or a Christmas Eve church service. I love this chiffon plaid dress from J.Crew, it’s so refreshing because tartan is usually seen on much heavier fabrics like wool and suiting, but in chiffon it’s soft and feminine.
The Metallic Midi
Metallic is an iconic NYE style, typically in mini dresses and skirts. Why not up-level the look by wearing a metallic midi skirt? I love how this ensemble pairs a metallic midi is with heels and a leather jacket; the look is edgy but still lady-like. This would be a great look for a fun holiday house party with friends or holiday drinks at the Christmas pop-up bar downtown!