Holiday Accent Pieces
This time of year includes fun, friends, family, and lots of parties. There are a few key pieces and tips that you will need to be Holiday chic for whatever parties you may be attending this season.
Jewel Tones: Don’t be fooled into thinking that color is only for the spring and summer months. As you’re browsing for dresses, look for colors reminiscent of your favorite jewels such as: ruby red, sapphire blue, emerald green, and amethyst. You can also use your nails and/or lips as an accent to your look by using a jewel tone.
Fur and Faux Fur: There aren’t many cocktail dresses that allow you to be very warm, so in order to keep the glam effect, add a fur or faux fur cape or coat. Trust me that faux fur is fashionably acceptable. Especially since PETA has scared everyone into believing that it is.
Sequins: This is the best time to wear sequins without looking like a disco ball and sticking out like a sore thumb. Look for full sequin pieces, or pieces that have sequin accents. If you choose to do a full on sequin number, like a dress for example, balance out your look with basic pumps and/or tights. Don’t overdue it, or you will look like a contestant for a drag show. However, if that is in fact what you’re going for then knock yourself out!
Velvet Accents: I am personally not a fan of a velvet accent; however I am obligated to tell you that it is a trend. Duty fulfilled…moving right along.
Extravagant Accessories: The Holiday party season demands bling and lots of it. Adding costume jewelry pieces to your look will up your glam factor, and give you a much more festive look. Don’t overdo it though. Again, unless you are auditioning for Drag Race there is no reason to look like a talking disco ball.
Statement Clutch: This is usually a good time to bring out your little black cocktail dress, and that’s fine. Be sure to add to your look by adding a statement clutch, and a killer heel won’t hurt.
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