I could get dressed for a Christmas party every day of the week.
Plotting out my Christmas season outfits is high on the list of my favorite things to do this time of year. Mainly because I could dress like I’m going to a Christmas party every day. Sparkle, velvet and sequins aren’t just right up my alley, they’re what my alley is made of.
So let’s dive in with some styling tips…
1. Choose one area to highlight with sequins.
The nice thing about buying something that’s sparkly is you can let it be the star of the show! Whether it’s a blazer, pants, a dress or a top, let that one piece be the focus and leave everything else simple.
The only exception to this rule is if the piece isn’t fully made of sequins or sparkles. Especially if it’s, for example, a top with sequin sleeves, you can bring in more sparkle troops if that’s the case because it’s not an over abundance.
2. Balance out the fancy with the not so fancy.
One of the funnest things about this time of year is taking a piece and changing it from fancy to not so fancy with a few tweaks here and there.
For example, if you’ve got a very fancy blazer, wear it with some jeans and a funny Christmas graphic tee! Or take a cocktail dress and tone it down with a blazer and some booties. So many possibilities!
3. When it comes to jewelry, less is more.
If you’ve already got a lot going on with your outfit, do yourself a favor and leave the house without a lot of jewels. It’s just more comfortable that way.
The exception to this rule would be you’re wearing all black velvet jumpsuit or really anything velvety because I can’t help but add some major bling to that smooth mammer jammer. But even still, if you’re going with sparkly earrings, don’t do a necklace and visa versa.
It’s rare that I say don’t do a bracelet unless your arm often catches on fire. Otherwise go for it.
If you’ll notice in the above picture, it’s the only piece of jewelry I’m sporting because the dress is so sparkly!!
PS: that dress came from Garage in West Town Mall