Holiday Glam or Long John’s?
About now, you may feel as though you’ve worn every special holiday sparkles you own to those numerous holiday festivities you just could not miss. So, what to wear now? There’s still 8 days left! The Style Muse at your service…
On a cold snowy-eve, get comfty (my term for most comfortable), and cozy around the fireplace with friends by donning some furry sheepskin boots or slippers, Plush toasty leggings and a yummy over-sized cable sweater (I am hoping Santa leaves Gerald Darel’s interpretation of the one Marilyn Monroe wore in the movie Let’s Make Love, for moi!).
Next scenario, that much anticipated family dinner with your favorite 30 people? Don’t revert back to your role as the youngest child by wearing long Johns with a back trap door! Instead opt for uber-thin corduroy midnight-colored jeggings by AG (my personal favs), a silk blouse tucked in and an of-the-moment natural rabbit fur vest (faux is fashionable too, of course). It may just stop that Aunt from pinching your cheek and leave the rest of your siblings wondering, “Just when did Susie Belle grow up?”!
And, for our last scenario… the first holiday spent with your new significant other’s family! Breathe. Wine. Closet. Depending on whether this soiree is casual or a formal candlelit dinner, you could opt for 2 looks:
1. Black velvet boot cut or high-waisted wide leg pants, a non-faded black turtle neck, a sparkly cardi or poncho and ankle booties.
2. Simple black wrap dress, cashmere button down cardi (pop some color here if you’d like, try fuchsia!), and Michael Kors’ oversized gold chain-link necklace (A MUST HAVE!).
Once you’ve recovered from the above holiday-fashion conundrums, you can rest easy knowing New Years Eve will be a cinch. Sparkles, sparkles, sparkles! For one-step dressing, try one of the numerous sequined dresses offered this season. (Remember to keep all else to be worn, toned down.) If you prefer to keep a lower profile when the ball drops, make a statement by adding a glittery clutch to your monochromatic ensemble like one’s from Dolche & Gabbana or Edie Parker (clip a vintage pin in your hair too!). And, don’t forget to have those fabulous silk pj’s ready for a lil’ mimosa sippin’ on New Year’s Day!
May your Wolford stocking overflow with happiness, peace and prosperity for the New Year!