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Look your prettiest — no matter how big your New Year’s bash is
WHETHER you’re planning on bidding adieu to 2015 in a cosy setting with close friends or ringing in the New Year with balloons, noise makers and streamers at the “it” New Year’s Eve event — celebrate it in style.
I’ve always felt that the holiday season is the best time to break out my sequins, beaded and lace frocks, tops, skirts and rompers regardless if I am planning on attending a big party or a quaint gathering.
Why? Because they make me feel pretty — why else. It’s for this reason that I always have a little something special hidden in the back of my closet to break out at this time of year. I like to think of them as my holiday fashion staples. Sparkle and shine — A fashionista can’t really call herself a fashionista unless she owns a gilded garment or two. While silver and gold are always fabulous go-to’s, this season rose gold is all the rage. The hue has warmth to it and creates a softer sparkly look.
Classic little black dress — You can never go wrong with the LBD. It is the ultimate closet must-have and the perfect garment for the holidays. You can wear it with a blazer to work, ditch the blazer and toss on a pashmina for dinner, throw the pashmina aside and replace with a fun statement necklace, bangles, cocktail ring and drop earrings for a night out.
Pop of colour — I love a wearing colour in the dead of winter. With most people dressed in tones of grey and black, wearing a bit of colour will make you stand out at that holiday soirée. Look for rich hues of cranberry, ice blue, plum and deep reds to brighten up your holiday colour palette.
Lovely lace — While eyelet is great for the summer, lace is lovely for the winter. Lace is another luxe textile to incorporate into your holiday wardrobe. I like to pair a lace top with a pair of fitted dress pants or a plain pencil skirt for that casual chic look.
Clothing and accessories featured are courtesy of Style Bar Boutique located at 470 River Ave., on the second level, or you can check them out on Instagram @stylebarwpg. Modeling by Swish Model Management.
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