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Holiday style trends

28 November 2013 No Comment

Tis the season… for holiday gatherings. From office Christmas parties to family get-togethers, here’s some style trends to help you put together that perfect holiday outfit whether festive or professional.

Winter White

Whoever says you can’t wear white after Labour Day is wrong–It all depends on how you wear it. Opt for textures: they add dimension to a basic white garment. Try to accessorize boldly, wear a large gold necklace or a dark plum lipstick. Don’t worry about the old maxim, your outfit will be chic, clean and crisp—and more importantly match the snowy season. The only downfall to white is it is definitely not stain proof—be cautious when scarfing down your holiday meal and sneak a stain remover pen in your clutch.

The Classic LBD

A style that has been around since the early 1900s…. The little black dress can be versatile enough for any occasion, and fit any personality. Add your favourite accessories to a black dress that suits your style and body type and you will achieve the easiest and most classic look.

Shift dress

Another easy day to night dress is the shift dress. These dresses skim instead of cling to your curves to flatter every body type. Sometimes they can be a bit boring, so for this holiday season, go for a bold-coloured shift dress, or something with a pattern. For a work party, add a blazer for a more professional look.


Take advantage of the only time of year where this looks glamorous and festive rather than tacky. The shimmer and shine will catch everyone’s eye and will be a great conversation starter for the holiday socialites. However, embellishment is not for everyone. If you are not comfortable in a fully sequined get-up, try an outfit with a few rhinestone buttons or a sequin-trimmed collar.


Remember your childhood Christmas photos, where your mother dressed you in a complete tartan ensemble—matching hat and all?  Well, that look is actually “In” now…maybe not the matching hat part, but the plaid is.  One plaid separate is all you need to give your outfit that holiday feel. If the plaid seems to prim and proper for you, pair it with some leather boots for an added edge.

Any of these trends can work whether you are mixing business with booze, or family with friends. You will be dressed versatile, fashionable and of course, holiday ready.

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