holiday fashion guideThursday, December 17, 2015
If you've yet to shop for your holiday wardrobe, there's still time to follow some of this season's biggest trends. Here are a few that can eliminate wardrobe anxiety and make you look fabulous in the process.
If you take a look at the different designer dresses featured on Lyst, you can see how the majority are favoring deep, dark hues of reds, purples, blues, and varying shades of black. They're the usual common colors for the end of fall and beginning of winter. However, this season there's also an unorthodox color hitting the holiday fashion scene—white.
To really stand out among a sea of dark colors, trade your little black dress out for a little white dress, or LWD. You can keep the look classic with simple gold accessories and a pair of solid black pumps, or give the look a pop of color with a red or green purse and a bold lip.
This time of year, a clutch usually reigns supreme. But according to Vogue's take on the accessory, this could be the first year in a long, long while that women ditch the clutch for more creative styles.
Instead of the classic clutch, try an evening bag with a small, twisted chain strap. Or go with a shimmering shoulder bag. A little touch of bling is better than encasing your entire outfit in metallics and rhinestones. And if shiny isn't your thing, try a floral pattern instead. Just make sure it doesn't clash with the pattern on your top.
A Touch of Fur
Fur has been a popular fabric this fall, and it's expected to continue long into the winter. Don't worry, real fur is certainly not a requirement for pulling off this fashion classic. Faux fur is always available and exceptionally more popular than real fur.
Elle recommends completing your look with a faux fur coat, or finding a coat with a fur-lined hood, collar, or sleeve cuffs. It's a fun way to dress up any outfit. Plus it's a great way to keep you warm if your friends surprise you with an outdoor party in December.
The holidays are stressful enough. Use a few of these tips and you can scratch "finding something to wear" off your long list of holiday to-dos for good!