The holiday season is finally upon us. At this time of year, nothing beats wrapping gifts and sipping on hot cocoa while getting your holiday chores ticked off. If you’ve got a handful of events to attend this season, you might want to grab a piece of paper and a pen and get planning. Put on your favourite holiday playlist and start styling away!
Holiday style is one of the best kinds of all, but it helps to prepare well in advance if you want to look and feel your best. So, to get ahead of the holiday style game this season, remember these three simple steps for accessorising well.
Coordinate Your Colours
First up, stay in check when it comes to the colours you’re planning on wearing. If you’re styling a holiday colour palette, make sure your accessories follow suit. Maybe you’re having lunch with the girls or a family shopping day? If so, you might want to go for something a little less formal, but still full of festive cheer. Either way, by making sure your watch, scarf or booties complement your overall look, you’ll feel holiday ready.
While you’re at it, make sure to keep your prints from clashing. We all love checks, stripes and Fairisle at this time of year, but not all at once. If you’re thinking of throwing on a statement checked scarf, then keep your style understated to show it off.
The Devil’s In The Details
Now, for the more formal affairs. From corporate events to cocktail parties, it does come down to the detail. Whether you’ve got a killer LBD (little black dress) or you’re thinking of something a little more tailored, you’ll want to dress it up. Buy pearl jewellery or dig out your classic stones for a special occasion. Jewellery has the power to finish off a look in say so much – especially when it’s worn right.
Make sure you think about your shoe and bag combo too. If you’re planning on dancing the night away, why not take a medium sized bag to store some flats in for later. Of if you’re thinking of more cocktail attire, you might want to keep the heel a little lower and opt for a sweet little clutch.
Sparkle and Shine
Finally, don’t forget about the finishing touches. A dainty necklace, bold red lip or tumbling curls could be all you need to complete any look fit for your formal events calendar. If you’re keeping it casual, a cute bobble hat, furry vest or knee boots will have you feeling festive in no time, but still keep you on top of the style charts.
And remember – while you’re planning, make a list of the events you have to attend and the dress code for each. Not only will you be able to decide what you need to style, but you can also think about your finishing touches and what they might be.
To sparkle and shine this holiday season, focus on the accessories, details and finishing touches. You’ll feel like a star, no matter the occasion.