Merry and bright: 4 holiday party looks
From fancy holiday soirees to neighborhood cookie exchanges, it’s time to party.
Of all the months, December takes the crown for being the most decadent. Let your style follow suit in luxe winter fabrics, with shimmery and sparkly accents like embellished necklines or a splash of sequins. Even a comfy flannel can be glammed up for a cozy holiday party.
You’ve been good all year, yes? Go ahead treat yourself to a new holiday outfit (or two) and start RSVP’ing to those holiday invites. (Santa approves).
Does your party invite include descriptors like “gala” or “black-tie event?” That’s code, of course, for all-out fancy. Give a holiday makeover to a classic little black dress with an embellished neckline. Mixing metallics has been majorly trending in 2015. We’re loving the mixed-metals on this built-in necklace that adorns this black sheath dress. Add an extra dose of glam with a faux fur coat or shawl and some black pumps. Embellished Neck Dress, $159 (plus Cash Back), AnnTaylor.com
Rock around the Christmas tree in a pretty frock. The playful flounce on this textured fit-and-flare dress that looks like it was inspired by wintery snowflakes. The wintery white and gray canvas can easily be mixed-and-matched throughout the season — pairing with metallic accessories one evening and festive maroon or evergreen accents another night. Textured Fit-and-Flare Dress, $130 (plus Cash Back), BananaRepublic.com
The best accessory for a holiday bake-off or cookie exchange? An adorable apron that is just as sweet as those homemade sugar cookies. Shimmery polka dots, pleats and a sweet bow accent come together for a cute trifecta on this apron. Polka Pleats Apron, $32-$34, Anthropologie.com
You’ll be lounging in your pajamas all morning. Be just as comfy come party time — while also looking festive and stylish. This red tartan plaid just shouts “happy holidays” and can be dressed up with a sparkly necklace or, for a fun and unexpected look, juxtapose your laid-back flannel with a sequined skirt and black tights. Complete the look, of course, with a mug of peppermint hot chocolate — our fave winter accessory. Women’s Classic Plaid Flannel Shirt, $26.94, OldNavy.com