As we head into the final days of this merry season, not including New Year’s, here are a few ideas to help maneuver that neighbor’s open house you almost forgot about, or the office party you’d like to forget! I’ve borrowed heavily from Lucky Magazine’s ideas but included my own pictures.
This first outfit they’ve entitled ‘Drinks’ but lets just say any casual event you may be running to, and this includes daytime….it is the holidays after all. Shiny isn’t just reserved for the nighttime gals. I’ve kept the shoes simple for ease and standing even though they called for ankle boots. This look, while incorporating metallics, is fairly simple. You’ll need a jacket of some kind, a black blazer with some detail is great for just this type of outing. Below is my outfit with Lucky’s commentary.
“Meet for a Drink”
If you’re meeting friends at a bar pair something sheer with something denim and you can’t go wrong.
Sparkly jewelry keeps even a laid-back look in the holiday spirit. Skinny pants and ankle boots are chic, flattering and ideal if you’ll be standing for hours.
“Dress to Impress”
If your office is having a holiday party, don’t even think about whether or not people will be judging your style–they will. Keep your outfit formal and tasteful.
Party time! I love this look. Like the one above, the hem length is great for all ages. The t-strap heels do conjure up the retro vibe Lucky refers to and the three fat bracelets add some Christmas bling. The sheer blouse (which you will wear a camisole under!) goes neatly with a dressy affair. Add a shiny envelope clutch to carry under your arm and make it a “yes, this is a look” look! Read on to see what Lucky says…..
If you’ve been invited for cocktails look for ladylike pieces that channel a slightly retro vibe.
An oversize crystal cuff adds a playful twist and (rather weighty) touch of decadence. Strappy, lacy heels will take you everywhere: They’re fancy without being over the top.
If you’d like to see Lucky’s picks for these happenings click here. There are several outfits I have not included, all fun to look at and decide how you’d like to style them. And as far as age appropriateness goes, and I have many ladies that ask me to speak to that, the last two looks are definitely suitable for all age ranges. On the first look, substitute a trouser jean and if you need to, wear a lower heel for the second and last looks. What you feel most attractive wearing may not be one of these, but take an element of them and make it work for you. A statement piece of jewelry, some knock-out shoes, or a skirt in a bright color….all of these items will make for a festive look. Please, please try something other than traditional green and red. It’ll do you good!
If you like one of the pieces I’ve shown, go to polyvore.com and describe that item in the search box.
Enjoy this last weekend before Christmas…..slow down and really enjoy it. Look at the lights, the children, drop a dollar in the Salvation Army pail, or if you really want to have fun, go caroling. Just enjoy. It’ll make you as happy as a new outfit! Thanks for reading,