Friday, December 3, 2010

Holiday Look Book

Surrounding this time of the year, there is always a party to go to, holiday dinners, friends gathering together. Most of us love an opportunity to dress up and look our best. During the Holidays, there are multiple occasions that you are going to want to look fabulous and chic. I've pulled 30 of my favourite looks and trends to showcase for Holiday-wear. Just some of my personal favs I'd like to share!

In my opinion, this in one of the best times of the year: holiday cheer, the parties, get-togethers, goodies and egg nog with close friends and family. My favourite trend right now for the Holidays is the lady-like look, with feminine silhouettes, as well as glitter and metallics, rich hues, cozy neutrals, and hints of texture to boot.

 1.   Aryn K sequin dress- Piperlime, $89; (similar dress- Je Suis Prest Boutique
 2.   LA Made drape dress- Piperlime, $44.99
 3.   BB Dakota dress- ModCloth, $109.99; instore at Je Suis Prest Boutique
 4.   Kensie matte jersey dress- Kensie online store, $58; Je Suis Prest Boutique
 5.   Kensie ruffled lace dress- Kensie online store, $118

6.   Beckoning Bistro top- ModCloth, $67.99
 7.   Elizabeth and James beaded Tokyo top- Piperlime, $375
 8.   Marc by Marc Jacobs Pandora sweater- Piperlime, $268
 9.   It's in the Zag top- ModCloth, $39.99
10.  Monrow pintuck chiffon top- Piperlime, $106.99

11.  Free People Serena's sleeveless vest- Piperlime, $98
12.  Juicy Couture faux fur vest- Piperlime, $159
13.  MM Couture leather jacket- Piperlime, $237
14.  Free People Napoleon cardigan- Piperlime, $148
15.  Tulle faux fur jacket- Piperlime, $75

16.  RW & Co. corduroy leggings- instore at RW & Co.
17.  Joe's Jeans riding pant- Piperlime, $76
18.  Striking Gold Skirt- ModCloth, $44.99
19.  J Brand velveteen leggings- Piperlime, $178
20.  Vince mixed media legging- Piperlime, $97

21.  Steve Madden Caryssa platform pumps- Piperlime, $129
22.  Calvin Klein Colette animal print pumps- Piperlime, $109.99
23.  Badgely Mischka Fuller pumps- Piperlime, $149.99
24.  L.A.M.B Plum wedges- Piperlime, $275
25.  Nine West Exposure- Piperlime, $89

26.  ESquared silver statement necklace- ESquared Jewels, $50
27.  Dressed Up to Dazzle earrings- ModCloth, $19.99
28.  Esquared floral necklace- ESquared Jewels
29.  Forever 21 Spiraling bead and rhinestone bracelet- Forever 21 online; $7.80
30.  Esquared floral necklace- ESquared Jewels

Add some festivity to your ensemble through rich textures that have a luxurious appeal to them: satin, suede, sequins, fur, feathers, lace. I chose to display mostly skinny pants/leggings/jeggings for bottoms, because they tend to be of a stretchy, comfortable material that is great for being in relax mode but not sacrificing style. They are paired easily with billowy blouses, loose sweaters and lovely tunics. Comfortable pieces in soft neutrals are great for dinners, family gatherings, and gift exchanges.

For nights out and parties, I would suggest going for glam, chic look- an opportunity to wear a dress in a metallic sheen, a deep jewel tone, or a sport a new LBD. Accessorize and add a statement piece of jewelry (my favourite is a fabulous, bold necklace). Throw on coloured tights (if your dress is a neutral colour) or patterned hosiery and a finish the look with a fabulous pair of heels.

For outerwear, I've followed some of the major trend-lines: add instant glamour to an outfit with sequin details or some faux fur that will also keep you warm this time of year! A leather jacket is an easy way to add an "effortless cool" feel to an outfit that is casual or dressy.

For jewelry, I chose items that have shine, glitter, or a some other wow factor to them. It's the holidays- everything is either lit up or decorated to catch the eye!
These are just 30 items I might suggest- just a few ideas to try for mixing and matching with your current wardrobe! What are your favourite looks for the Holidays?


Courtney Erin said...

Great post - I love the sequin dress and the leopard coat! I wish I had more holiday parties to go to this year....

xoxo ~ Courtney

Anonymous said...

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Kate said...

#3 & #25 are high on my wishlist! love them both so much!

Jessica Weingarten said...

Amazing post and great advice! Personally, I think I may test out some black sequins with faux fur!


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PS Thanks SO MUCH for including me on your blog roll. :) Merry Christmas darlin!

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