If your calendar is full of social activities that come with the holiday season, your wardrobe also needs to be full of holiday outfits to wear. However, between decorating, gift shopping, and a million other things on your to-do list, you may be hard-pressed to find outfits for every party.
What’s more, the Christmas season brings out the worst of wardrobe dilemmas: while you don’t want to look boring in a sweater, you also don’t want to look like a human-sized ornament wearing a sequined dress, glittery shoes, and sparkling jewelry.
Fortunately, you can look festive and fashionable at the same time. Below, we share some tips on how to dress merry without looking tacky.
Choosing Your Clothes
The base of every outfit is the dress or top-bottom combo you’ll be wearing. So, you should think your choices through when buying contemporary women’s clothing online.
Start with the color: red and green are classic holiday hues but you must not wear them at the same time. Remember: you’re not a Christmas tree. If you want to wear red, you can go with the bright, bold color or the more subdued but no less striking burgundy tones. If you’re into green, e duller, darker shades like olive or seaweed always look flattering.
The texture is completely up to you. Non-shimmery fabrics mean you can accessorize with sparkles. However, you can also choose to wear something satiny or the more Christmassy velvet or lamé. Leave the heavily sequined dress or pantsuit at home. Trust us; you don’t want to look like a disco ball.
Choosing Your Shoes
Another thing you can’t neglect when putting your holiday party outfit together is the pair of shoes you’ll be wearing. If you’re going to a fun kind of party, chances are you’ll be standing and dancing all night long.
Fortunately, there are tons of shoe options to choose from. A pair of boots is a winter wardrobe essential. If your clothes don’t shimmer and glimmer, you can add sparkle to your outfit by wearing metallic booties. If you want something more comfortable, try a pair of flats with pom-pom toes. Of course, classic black Mary Janes can go with just about any outfit, so you can wear them even when the season’s over.
Choosing Your Accessories
As mentioned earlier, you should accessorize based on your clothing. If you’re wearing a shimmery dress or top, a pair of simple diamond studs or hoop earrings can do the trick. If your top has a deep neckline, you can also get away with adding a necklace with a simple pendant.
Wearing non-sparkly clothes gives you the best opportunity to add some holiday sparkle. Embellish your look with a statement necklace or go big with a bold pair of chandelier earrings. Just don’t wear a chunky pair of earrings and a big necklace at the same time.
Top everything off with a bold red lip, and you’re festive, fashionable, and ready for fun.
With these tips, you can hopefully kiss tacky outfits goodbye and become the trendy gal at all the holiday parties you’re hitting up this season.