I see it all the time. That section in the closet of clothes you wear once a year, for the holidays. But when the holidays come around, those special occasion pieces often stay buried beneath the dust that’s been accumulating for years. Or they resurge in December and appear hopelessly dated. It’s time to learn from our mistakes! When you pick up something you’re going to wear for the holiday, ask yourself if it would also feel wonderful for another occasion such as New Year’s Eve, Valentine’s Day, a winter wedding, dressy dinner party, etc. If the answer is no, it better be special enough to be dust resistant in the years to come. Below are some guidelines for classic pieces to look for. Be sure to check out my catalog for shopping links.
Jewel tones with a touch of shine. Matching the top and bottom adds to the elongating effect.
Work the unexpected winter whites. Play up the gold accessories and touch of sparkle in the top.
Take a cue from the classic tuxedo with feminine styling.
A winter midi length dress with tall boots keeps the legs warm, slim, and elegant.
And if we must we must…go for the plaid shirt that has a face framing ruffle collar. Pair it with slim straight cords or denim jeans that will prove to be dust resistant for sure!
The holidays are upon us but that doesn’t mean you need to panic, or go out and shop for that wear-once outfit. In fact, you don’t even need to leave your house to shop. I’ve done the shopping for you in the catalog below. And if that isn’t the absolutely perfect fit, I’m happy to find that for you as well. I’m just a CLICK away.
Image consultant and personal stylist. Dani is happily married, the mother of 3 charming children, and an Aussie named Josie Wales.