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Seasonal Looks For Holiday Parties

Seasonal Looks For Holiday Parties


Holiday parties are an exciting part of the holiday season as is finding the perfect outfit for the occasion. Whether you are heading to a work or a family function, it's time to look your best and celebrate the holiday cheer with those around you. No matter what price range you are looking to stay in, we have some holiday picks that are perfect for any parties you are attending this season.

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The ladies are in luck, as bright pants in bold colors are a current trend of the fall. This is an easy way to stay casual but still make a statement with the outfit. Pairing something like this with simple pieces including a black jacket and white shirt are a great way to complete the look. Pair fun accessories with bold prints or some sparkle and you have yourself a casual yet incredibly fun look for any party.

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Men have far less choices when it comes to fashion. That definitely isn't a bad thing, but all the more reason why the men have to look sharp using the few accessories they have. This red flannel shirt (created from a COLOURlovers palette) goes well with a few leather details and offer a casual look for a friendly gathering with friends. Bracelets or a watch are a great way to offer a little statement piece to the outfit.

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Sweaters over patterned button up shirts are a fantastic way to dress up for a work function. This is a great way to look professional but still keep things casual for this sort of a party. Here is a little trick: cardigans with skinny belts is a cute way to dress up an outfit and look a little different than your friends.

Belt + CardiganPlaid Shirt + Sweater

Sweaters are as great of an accessory for men as they are for women. Pairing a patterned shirt with a solid sweater is a great way to stay casual but look great. A pair of cords or colored pants complete the look quite well. If the weather isn't too warm, consider throwing a peacoat over the look.

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Here is a look that is perfect for either a work function or a fun party with friends and family. Create a classic outfit with by pairing a blazer with some dark denim and a simple sweater. The secret for creating the wow-factor in this look is to heavily accessorize with some bold pieces. Statement necklaces, large bangles, and a colorful clutch accessorize this classic look very well. And don't forget some funky shoes to go with it!

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Cardigans are a nice way to dress up and stay comfortable at the same time. A wool scarf can accessorize the outfit quite well. Adding some colored socks and a plaid bow tie is a fun way to add to the overall outfit. And that watch is a great way to tie everything together.

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For a classy gathering choose the perfect little black dress and complete the look with some fun gold details. To add a little color into the look, choose shoes that offer a pop. Anything goes good with black, and you can get as bold and creative as you would like when it comes to shoe choices.

Bracelet, Necklace, Clutch, Dress, Shoes

A bow tie makes an outfit look instantly stylish. Pairing your favorite patterned bow tie with a tweed jacket will keep you both warm and looking great throughout the night. A braided bracelet, a watch and some leather shoes can complete the look in a wonderful way. The look is simple and classic and is perfect for a work function or a gathering with your favorite family and friends.

Glasses, Tweed, Bracelets, Shoes, Watch

Pairing patterns, bold color and some bling can be a challenge. Creating a cohesive look without over-doing yourself is an important thing to remember for any occasion. Consider a polka dot clutch or a striped shirt for a little pop in your outfit. Adding a bold color gives your outfit the statement it deserves.

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The blazer is a great addition to any outfit and will instantly dress up any look that you have together. Pairing a button down shirt with a blazer keeps the look classy.

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Heading to a fancy affair? A dress, some stockings and a statement necklace is all you need to look your best and create the perfect fancy-party outfit. These selections are by Kate Spade to offer some inspiration.

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Scarves for men are a great addition for an outfit. For a fancy look add a blazer, pair of nice fitting dark pants and a few accessories to complete the look. This wooden watch and patterned scarf add a little statement to the outfit. And if you are a glasses wearer, this is a great pair!

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The work function deserves a well-put-together outfit. After all, you see these people on a daily basis, and sometimes maybe you aren't always dressed to impress. Now is the time to pull out the stops and look your best. A layered shirt with a cardigan is a great dressed-up look. Some gray pants and black pumps offer a very professional approach for a work function. As for accessories, knot bracelets and a clutch is all your need to spruce up this look.

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If you are like most, you won't be buying an all new outfit just for one party. So consider these tips when shopping for a piece or two to go with your current wardrobe. You can easily liven up what you already have by adding a bold color, a preppy pattern or some awesome accessories that are sure to make a statement. Same things goes for the men, an accessory or two will go a long way in your collection of jeans and button-ups.

So what kind of parties are you headed to and what are you wearing?


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vipanchi


Tulle dress: TALLY WEIJL
Shoes: Brian Atwood Fluorescent Platform Pump

XMas_Dress

vipanchi


Dress: MANGO
Shoes: Paco Banana Heeled Suede Platform Court Shoes
Sofa: Canape Cactus Sofa by Maurizio Galante for Cerruti Baleri

Cactus_Blossom

This is for a bridesmaid..

vipanchi


Shorts: ABERCROMBIE
Shirt: Massimo Dutti
Perfume: Lulu Guinness
Tights with Flying Diamonds: Tights For Sore Eyes
Bag: HERMES

Out_of_World_Party

This is for a semi-casual school party.. ;)

IrishFroguette

Fab !


I could wear the first outfit all seasons, it's so beautiful !

akvbroek

This post is pintrest gold. :)

AannNdddDI

Good article, with basic, useful ideas, i think it's a great way to start being a bit more styled this holiday.
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allisonsilber

Love it! :)

vipanchi wrote:

Tulle dress: TALLY WEIJL
Shoes: Brian Atwood Fluorescent Platform Pump

XMas_Dress
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allisonsilber

great holiday out! Those shoes are to die for

vipanchi wrote:

Dress: MANGO
Shoes: Paco Banana Heeled Suede Platform Court Shoes
Sofa: Canape Cactus Sofa by Maurizio Galante for Cerruti Baleri

Cactus_Blossom
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allisonsilber

Great color palette. I love that one.

vipanchi wrote:

Shorts: ABERCROMBIE
Shirt: Massimo Dutti
Perfume: Lulu Guinness
Tights with Flying Diamonds: Tights For Sore Eyes
Bag: HERMES

Out_of_World_Party
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allisonsilber

Those are some of my favorite looks. Just amazing, I would wear them every single day!

IrishFroguette wrote:
Fab !


I could wear the first outfit all seasons, it's so beautiful !
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allisonsilber

:) Glad you like it!

akvbroek wrote:
This post is pintrest gold. :)
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mollybermea

This was a favorite! Soooo color rich! what kind of party did you wear it to??!

vipanchi wrote:

Tulle dress: TALLY WEIJL
Shoes: Brian Atwood Fluorescent Platform Pump

XMas_Dress

glindathegoodwitch

Love love love that the Cable Knit chunky stitch is resurging. From scarfs, mittens, to the timeless beige cable sweater for men or women. That is on my list of must purchase this year . They are timeless and classy..timeless mainly because you cannot wear them out. i had one in college (grant it I paid a small fortune at the time for it)....but it was my one piece that was faithful straight off the floor from under a pile of clothes, or straight from the cleaners..it was always a ready...go piece.When my oldest was six months old I found one that was way over sized at a 4t.. It was a polo ...on clearance and it was a year before I put him in what appeared to be a dress at the time. I think it was such a large 4t that he made it from 2 years old to his first half of fall classes in the second grade....By this time my youngest who was an even smaller framed child inherited it at age 3 and he wore it until he was over 7. I think in combined years we got almost 9 years of heavy duty wearing out of it. I still have it. It looks the way it did when we bought it on clearance. It's kind of like that perfect white cotton shirt that can be tucked nicely in a pair of jeans and blazer, a short skirt and boots...or simply the part of under a classy Anne Taylor fitted navy suit. There are very few things in life as good as a cable sweater and or a white cotton blouse...and not just any one of either...but the one that you often find you search and search and search for...that is all but a mystery and hope almost gone ...until unexpected the shirt finds you. They say animals pick their owners..not vice verse. Same way with a good versatile classic piece of clothing..that from which wardrobes have been built around.

Here are a few of my favorite designs. Although, I prefer the older version in the vanilla cream color. At least as far as I am concerned in my mind it's the original. Many companies sell cable knit sweaters...so you have to be careful. The Cable knit refers to a style of the knitting design more than the type of sweater itself. I think in the era of it's original birth it was introduced alongside the "pea coat", the sailor coat, and the double breasted not a pea coat type.

Here are some cable knit sweater designs, styles and I love the dresses.


Love the brown button male version...

Baby Style



None of any of these are exactly the one I am talking about but still love the whole chunky comfy yet planned and put together look

laceycoleman

I wear a size 12 and am curvy so I straight styles don't look good on me. If you could send me links to dresses that would be great too.
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isabellateddy

thats really kool to review all this, i am getting used to this wonderful community.
me too really loves brown male version...

vipanchi

allisonsilber wrote:
Love it! :)

vipanchi wrote:

Tulle dress: TALLY WEIJL
Shoes: Brian Atwood Fluorescent Platform Pump

XMas_Dress


Thank you..

vipanchi

mollybermea wrote:
This was a favorite! Soooo color rich! what kind of party did you wear it to??!

vipanchi wrote:

Tulle dress: TALLY WEIJL
Shoes: Brian Atwood Fluorescent Platform Pump

XMas_Dress


This is for the Prom, Molly. =)

vipanchi

allisonsilber wrote:
great holiday out! Those shoes are to die for

vipanchi wrote:

Dress: MANGO
Shoes: Paco Banana Heeled Suede Platform Court Shoes
Sofa: Canape Cactus Sofa by Maurizio Galante for Cerruti Baleri

Cactus_Blossom


yeesss..shoooess!! :D:D:D
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mollybermea

@glindathegoodwitch love the cable knits!!

glindathegoodwitch

laceycoleman wrote:
I wear a size 12 and am curvy so I straight styles don't look good on me. If you could send me links to dresses that would be great too.

@lacey...over the last couple of days I have been looking around for something that would be a great universal dress that anyone no matter the size could feel great in. I know a lot of it is style and taste that makes the outfit the one for me, you, or anyone. But their is one common thing that we can all agree on it has to feel good on..not just comfort feel good but we have to feel like we look good to pull off anything. If you certain parts of your body that you like draw attention to them away from something you are a little insecure or reserved.
I have posted the pic below because to me this is the perfect dress. The simple tube or sheath dress with a mock type wrap around is both figure flattering and yet contouring. If you are shoulder or breast sensitvie..opt for a simple large scarf with like or contrasting colors...and do a over the shoulder or over one shoulder drape design. See the white dress below...you could do a same color and material design and put a temporary tack in it to make it part of the dress. It covers the shoulder areas and it also gives you a little mind ease and comfort while wearing contouring designs. Other words it won't make the dress as fitted as you think but yet giving the depth of fitted with a flowing extension to detract from the hips or waist area.


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Of course this is a wedding gown but it was the only picture I could find that depicted the type of scarf that would look awesome with this type of design.


Now last but certainly not least. If this dress is too short for your taste...opt for a silky or thick sheer leggin type pants that is the same color and fabric family as the dress. Some people are not comfortable in such a short style. I do like short dresses as my legs are the best thing about me...... But sometimes short is not appropriate for the occasion either. This will make a versatile outfit you can enjoy for other occasions by entertaining the idea of many looks and this can be accomplished by a classic sheath type dress.





in closing if you are the adventurous sometimes enjoy the opposite of the professional stuffy day life...I would opt for leather hip boots with the short dress . If the party calls for fashion as this ...then by all means I would complete the look with a pair of these. I am really digging the boots and shorts and skirts with a heel.

This is not a bad look with these boots either.

glindathegoodwitch

A personal suggestion on buying shoes with a very high heel.....especially boots. A personal like no doubt....But if you will buy heels, including boots that have a platform type front under the toes to the start of the arch..it will do two things. Stabilize your ankles ...making them less likely to turn and it will also create a false sense of elevation to your brain ..where as your gait will be more evenly disbursed and it won't look like your playing dress up in your mom's favorite shoes...It will even out the difference between the ball of the foot and the heel and it will take the pressure off your lower back and your feet will not get as tired...and minimize the pressure creating callous on the side of your feet from the heel height pressure.. I am not talking like a 70's platform just enough to get your feet from the ground...also opt for a little wider heel as opposed to the pencil type

Like this..makes a world of difference.
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mollybermea

Leave it to glinda for such great advice! Thanks as always!!

izzanniznadia

totally agreed with you..

glindathegoodwitch wrote:
A personal suggestion on buying shoes with a very high heel.....especially boots. A personal like no doubt....But if you will buy heels, including boots that have a platform type front under the toes to the start of the arch..it will do two things. Stabilize your ankles ...making them less likely to turn and it will also create a false sense of elevation to your brain ..where as your gait will be more evenly disbursed and it won't look like your playing dress up in your mom's favorite shoes...It will even out the difference between the ball of the foot and the heel and it will take the pressure off your lower back and your feet will not get as tired...and minimize the pressure creating callous on the side of your feet from the heel height pressure.. I am not talking like a 70's platform just enough to get your feet from the ground...also opt for a little wider heel as opposed to the pencil type

Like this..makes a world of difference.

vipanchi

mollybermea wrote:
Leave it to glinda for such great advice! Thanks as always!!

Hi Molly! Waiting eagerly for the new article about summer outfits! =)))
Is it possible? $D

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