Last week I blogged about what to wear for the office/client/professional event Holiday party. This week I'm going to talk about what to wear for the family/friends parties. You know which ones I'm talking about - the ones that are all about having fun and enjoying your friends and family (while making a point of showing how fabulous you are, of course!).
What to wear? Leg warmers are making a huge comeback. Try a beautiful wool sweater dresses with dark tights paired with leg warmers up to your knees with closed toe high heels. My favorite runway for winter was definitely Chanel. Karl Lagerfeld presented cool winter colors, boucle knits with faux fur dresses and jackets. This is a real message that winter clothing doesn't have to be all about dark colors. This outfit makes a big statement with simple pieces, and depending on the event you can make it casual or more formal. If you are outdoors, a nice beret will make it appropriate and chic. To make it more formal add some opulence to it - beads, sequins and over the top accessories. Don't forget: this is the season to shine! You can also try adding a scarf of a belt. Fur handbags are another accessory that would make any outfit pop and they are very trendy right now. Look for the ones that are small and have tons of fur covering them.
Fur covered knee high boots (faux or real) are also very popular this season. If you are going for the boots or the leg warmers, wear them with a winter dress. If you are doing a short skirt stick to the ankle high boots, the closed toe Mary Janes or the platform strappy sandals. One look that I love is the short skirt with the ankle leggings and the high heels/boots. Casual and sophisticated enough for an afternoon at the in-laws. I'm not a big fan of wearing skirts with knee high boots, too many things at the same time going on make one great ensemble look over the top and not in a good-fashion way.
For more formal parties the variety of dresses and possibilities this season is endless. Once again, make sure you add some opulence to it. Velvet, silk, fur, cashmere... they all speak glamour and elegance. Strapless dresses, nice silk pants with elegant blouses – just make your appropriate statement. Don't be shy, play with color! Remember, not everything has to be dark for winter. Cool blue colors and bright reds always add a perfect wintery-festive feel.
I hope this guide helps you look fabulous. Post photos, I'd love to see what you're wearing: facebook.com/wearinocala. Enjoy the festivities and stay close to the mistletoe!
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