IT’S OFFICIALLY THE HOLIDAYS! AND WHILE YOU MAY BE SPENDING ALL OF YOUR TIME SHOPPING FOR THAT PERFECT GIFT AND EASY-ON-THE-GUT HOLIDAY MEALS, LET’S HELP YOU CHECK ONE THING OFF YOUR LIST…YOUR HOLIDAY LOOK.
I know you’re the queen of food prep but what about stocking your closet? The same way a stocked bar cart makes it easy to whip up a delicious cocktail in a flash, a stocked closet can do the same for your style. Let’s make finding a festive and fashion-forward outfit easy as, well, pie.
I would like to take this time to remind you to not make this hard. You don’t have to go out and buy a bunch of new pieces (unless you want to of course) but really take a good look at your closet. I am sure you have at least enough ingredients to make one of these holiday looks.
Oh and one more thing. There is one addition I didn’t mention below but it’s the foundation for all the recipes below, and that’s joy. Seriously. There is nothing more stunning than a smiling, glowing-with-gratefulness women at a cocktail party. So say hi to strangers, don’t gossip about the hostess and please don’t wear anything that makes you feel fat.
The Golden Double
1 Part Gold fitted blouse (can have sparkle and/or texture)
1 Part Gold bottoms (can be pants, midi skirt, full skirt) with different texture to blouse
2 Parts Gold cuffs, one on each wrist
Garnish with clean minimal hair, either down and classic curls or smooth ponytail
Tall, Dark and Silky
1 Part long silk slip dress (slits and spaghetti straps work well in this recipe too)
1 Part fitted leather jacket or tailored classic style
1 Part choker in a textured fabric or metal
Open-toed shoe with ankle strap
Add clutch for a bit of color and sparkle
Garnish with wavy, tousled hair.
1 Part velvet turtleneck in a dark color, burgundy, hunter green or black is works great here
3 Parts Brooch (I love these in threes, if you don’t have three do one, never two)
1 Part fitted stovepipe pants, cropped
1 Part closed toe shoes shoes, with major details like satin, sparkly hardware, feathers
Garnish with hair away from the face so the brooches can been seen.
1 Part black fitted pantsuit without undershirt if possible (a la YSL)
1 Part big sparkly statement earrings
Garnish with slicked back bun and red lipstick.
*Extra Holiday Staples To Keep On Hand:
-Big (big) shiny colorful statement earrings
-Faux Fur Stole with an old brooch (one or three)
-Red anything. Red pants suit, Red dress, red formal sweater, this is the time of year to do it