Victoria Bryant: December 2009 Archives
I can't believe the holidays are right around the corner! But no complaints here, since Christmas is one of my favorite times of the year. How can you not love spending time with family, friends, reflecting over the past year and let's not even start on all the great food? It is time for celebrating, being merry and spreading a little joy! And who says you can't look absolutely stunning while spreading a little holiday cheer?
The holidays are the perfect opportunity to show off your fashion expertise, there are office parties, family gatherings, and cocktail parties and of course New Year's Eve, one of the biggest parties of the year! But don't fret, like I always say it doesn't' have to cost a fortune to look like it did. I believe the key to looking your best is really simple: pay attention to the details and don't forget to let your personality shine through in your fashion choices.
So what are the most coveted items for this festive season? Well wonder no more, I am going to personally let you in on what fashions are hot and you may realize that some of these items are right in your very own closet! So upward and onward my fashion soldiers let's get down to business!
Sequins and metallic are two runway trends that are really easy to incorporate into your holiday wardrobe. I know you're thinking that you would not be caught dead in a sequin anything, but I am not talking sequins head to toe, think more along the lines of a sequin or metallic statement piece. Think of pairing a sequin boyfriend blazer with a sexy camisole, a pair of dark denim jeans, fitted skirt or leggings and a pair of killer heels to pull the look together. Throw in a clutch purse and minimal accessories, since the focus is the sequin jacket and you are ready to jingle bell rock all night long! And the good think about the sequin blazer is that even after the holidays are over you can mix and match it with other items already in your closet. And the same things for the metallic trend pick one item rather it is your jewelry or a jacket and build the rest of your ensemble around it. The key is not to go overboard with this trend and remember more is less.
As far as fabrics go, velvet is another big trend this season. I know you're thinking I haven't worn a velvet dress since I was 8 years old. But velvet has come a long way. And who ways it has to be dress. You can find velvet pieces that are sleek and sophisticated, since it is such a versatile and elegant fabric. You can find it in dresses, pants, skirts and more, so you are guaranteed to find something that tickles your fashion fancy.
Most people don't realize that something as simple as accessories can take an outfit from just ok to fabulous! This season statement necklaces, layered necklaces of any kind are a definite fashion do! Statement jewelry pieces are really good buys because you can change the look of an outfit by simply adding a necklace, so you get more bang for your buck. And you can find statement necklaces at both high and low price points.
We can't forget about beautiful makeup to put the finishing touches on the perfect holiday look. The holidays are the perfect time to try something new and be a little bolder than you normally would. The big make up trends this season are dramatic eyeliner, bold brows and red lips. These are all make up trends that are really easy to pull off just focus on one and let that be your focal point.
So get creative and jazz it up, what better time than the holidays to step outside your comfort zone? Be daring and go ahead push the fashion envelope, within reason of course! I truly believe there are no style rules, except for the ones you set for yourself. And if you feel comfortable and have enough confidence to rock it, then you better work it girl! The wonderful thing is that parties today usually don't have dress codes, so you can wear what you want; the only requirement is to keep it fabulous!