What to Wear to Every Holiday Party
We may not come down the chimney like old St. Nick but when it comes to delivering you the best looks for the holiday season, it wouldn’t be a stretch to say that theffanatics are basically Santa’s little helpers. We get so much joy out of planning holiday outfits that we feel giddy, just like a kid on Christmas morning. And we know that RSVPing for countless holiday invites can seem daunting so stop worrying about the dress code and let us figure it out for you. Read on to find our top picks for what to wear to every social event on your calendar this month…
OFFICE CHRISTMAS PARTY
Depending on how corporate your office dress code is, your affinity for fun bold prints may not always be on display. Use your work Christmas party as your chance to shine. Look for a printed dress in a maxi silhouette and offset the length with a cropped faux fur topper and sparkly stilettos. Shoulder-grazing statement earrings are a must, as is a sparkly cocktail ring that pulls out one of the shades from your dress.
CHRISTMAS MARKET CRAWL
While staying warm is obviously at the top of your list during any outdoor holiday activity, that doesn’t mean that you need to sacrifice on style. Use an oversized chunky knit sweater in a rainbow bright shade as your starting point. Pair with a midi-length skirt and an ankle-grazing wool coat. A belt bag leaves your hands free to warm up with a gluhwein while a pair of statement earrings finishes the look.
There is something about the holidays that just makes velvet feel oh so right come evening. Start with a velvet blazer in a rich jewel tone worn over a structured blouse in a fun print. Add in a second hit of velvet with soft-to-the-touch mules. Work in winter white with a pair of cropped or wide leg trousers. Play up the shade with a pair of anything-but-basic pearl earrings.
If there is ever a day to stay in your PJs past breakfast, this is it. A borrowed-from-the-boys pinstripe pair is always a classic. Skip the robe and bring your jammies into the afternoon with a warm and cozy chunky knit in a complimentary shade. Since reaching for the blow dryer seems like much too much work on Christmas, tie back your locks with a jewellery-inspired hair elastic. And for opening any left over Christmas presents, a sparkly cocktail ring is a must.
NEW YEAR'S EVE
Ringing in the New Year on the right foot style wise is always a good idea which means strappy metallic sandals with an equally as shiny heel and a silky slip-inspired dress in a dizzy print. Skip the sequins (you know every other woman at the party will be wearing them) and opt for a high-shine metallic bomber overtop. Countdown to midnight in a pair of head turning tiered crystal earrings.