Well, it is never too early to start talking about holidays or most importantly holiday shopping. Never too early because technically you have spent quite a number of months, thinking about what to shop, where to shop and how to not end up broke when you’re just half way through it. There’s probably a lot on your mind; from sprucing up the interior a little, dressing up perfect, buying presents, preparing the best holiday meals and traveling. The holidays are a time to cherish, with thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year there should be nothing but excitement. But, too often, for most of us this time of the year can get a bit too exhausting. Trust me, you do not have to let all of this fretting take over the festive vibe; all you need to do, is to plan and budget wisely. Thankfully, most stores are offering some great holiday discounts so let’s check one thing off our list – yes, all the outfits you’ll need for holidays.
For a family dinner at home, where you would most probably be juggling between serving dinner, roasting the perfect turkey, making the table look perfect and on top of that you’ll have to be the flawless hostess. With all that you want to look good but more importantly , you want to wear something, you’re most comfortable in. Don’t go for anything over the top or too flashy, to keep your outfit looking comfortable but suave, you can choose the most vibrant of colors. A comfortable light weight pull over sweater, with intricate details, paired with a skirt or your most comfortable jeans will just do the trick. To add the right amount of sizzle to this look you can tie your hair in a braided crown or a stylish bun and for further perfection, a bold lip color along with some blingy ear studs can make it up for your casual yet chic outfit.
Casual but Formal:
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Looking for an evening semi-formal look? You need nothing too gaudy but you need an element of fancy to it, so you are left confused. A good rule of thumb for something as tricky as that is to keep things subtle but top notch. Don’t go for a dress or a top and jeans outfit, look for separates like a top in pastels and a skirt to add that panache to it. Rather than going for the most conventional way of donning separates you can experiment with the colors, textures or prints. If your top is knitted, you can go for a suede skirt, or if you are wearing something plain on top, the best you can do is get some psychedelic prints and patterns in the skirt. Finish the look with a refreshing but light shade of lipstick and metallic heels. Perfect, you’re good to go!
Holiday season means a lot of going out to formal dinners and parties where you’re expected to be dressed to your lines. However, when you’re on a budget you will first think about how much a good dress would cost? Holiday season should not be about a run for the money, stick to a particular budget and you’re perfectly safe. A gorgeous maxi dress or a cocktail dress, layered with a stylish kimono (if need be) can work wonders. All you need is the right pair of pointed toe heels. Some statement jewels, either earrings or a necklace and neat up do can spice up this look.
The sartorial affair is not much of a deal if you just have some really nice options to choose from. Happy Holidays!