This time of year, we all want to dress it up a little bit. But how can you feel special, without feeling silly?
Fashion blogger Rachel Parcell of the website “Pink Peonies” shares four ways to add festive holiday flair to your standard style.
The Little Black Dress:
This is a wardrobe essential, especially during the holiday season. The little black dress is slimming and sleek when worn right. Keep it simple. Don’t distract from it by adding cardigans, through a fitted black turtle neck underneath it for a sleek, refined look. This is a classic, very Audrey Hepburn-esk. It’s a no brainer when it comes to dressing up for the holidays. Don’t forget to break it up with a little bit of glitz!
Featured Fashions: Turtleneck: Caslon via Nordstrom: $26.00
Dressed Up in Jewel Tones:
If you are like me, you are looking for ways to dress festive, without looking juvenile or like a Christmas elf… Replace either Christmas green or red with a deeper hue. Here I’ve taken a classic Christmas red sweater and paired it with deep, jewel tone green. They balance each other perfectly and can be easily worn together. Look for unique color combos, it keeps your look refined and interesting.
Featured Fashions : Sweater: H&M: $59.95
Faux fur is one of the season’s hottest trends. You can find them everywhere right now! I love adding faux fur to a look because it instantly adds a little bit of glam, which is just what we want for the holiday season, especially when it’s freezing outside. Wear it with a bright colored dress, layer and have fun with this piece.
Style Tip: How do you avoid looking bulky in a fur vest? Throw your hair up in a top knot or sleek pony.
Featured Fashions: Fur Vest: Forever 21: $21.00 (can also find at H&M), Dress: Modbe: $48.00
Sophisticated in Sequin:
If you’re attending a casual party, maybe an office party but you still want to look holiday ready, add sequin. I layered this look to add some interest and paired it with a classic pair of pants, you can really wear any type of pant you feel comfortable in. This is a great way to look festive and sophisticated while still looking casual.
Featured Fashions: Top: J.Crew Factory: $29.50, Cardi: J.Crew: $98.00
To see more of Rachel’s fashion sense and style, check out her blog: www.thepinkpeonies.com.