The holidays don’t end after December, which means that the search for the perfect picture outfit doesn’t either. We understand it takes time that is not readily available – hello, work potlucks and school Christmas plays – to look for outfits that scream festive and say, “I actually put effort into this look.” We’ve compiled a few tips that won’t interfere with your busy holiday schedule but will take your level of holiday style up a few notches.
Remember These Three Items
No matter the event or the level of formality, these three clothing items are always safe bets.
There’s a blazer for every occasion. Throwing one on with jeans, a dress or a skirt, instantly adds style where you once thought none lived and a level of maturity that a sweater can’t offer.
Don’t underestimate the power of good earrings, or even a good necklace and earring set. Especially if you’re wearing something more casual like jeans and a sweater, jewelry adds a pop of holiday cheer to your look.
Heels aren’t for everyone and that’s understandable, but a little extra height in the shoe department doesn’t have to be massive to make an impact. Heels, regardless of the shoe style, help you stand straighter and adds elegance to any look.
Audit Your Closet
Before you head to the store and add clutter to your closet, take a look in your drawers and closet for a place to start. Take note of anything you love in regards to style or fit. What type of shirts do you normally wear? Do you have any blazers? What’s the pant cut you’re most comfortable in? By answering these questions based on your current wardrobe, you’ll be able to shop smarter and find out if you have items you feel confident and stylish in.
Make a List
This shouldn’t be long, and it also should take no more than 10 minutes. Based on your answers to the questions from auditing your closet, make a quick list of what you’re missing. If it’s blazers, add it to the list and decide on where you’d like to purchase yours. If it’s jewelry, consider if you want to go the handmade route (more unique) or department store route (quicker).
If you’re planning an outfit for a Christmas celebration, maybe you don’t have the time in between shopping and creating a dinner menu, to make your own jewelry – even though making your own jewelry is a great way to decompress after the whirlwind of the holidays. But maybe you do have an opportunity to get creative in time for New Year’s Eve (or if you’re really planning ahead, Valentine’s Day!).
If you’re planning an outfit for a Christmas celebration, maybe you don’t have the time in between shopping and creating a dinner menu, to make your own jewelry – even though jewelry making is a great way to decompress after the whirlwind that is the holidays. But you might have the time to get creative by making your own jewelry for a New Year’s Eve celebration, or if you’re really planning ahead, Valentine’s Day. Facet Jewelry Box is a great way to go if you are planning to celebrate the holidays with style. You’ll get two jewelry products that come with instructions and every bead, string and clasp you need to make something you’ll to wear out.
Whatever you decide to wear for the holidays remember not to be afraid to stand out and try something new. We’re wishing you a happy holiday filled with food, laughter and of course, style!