Look your pret­ti­est — no mat­ter how big your New Year’s bash is

Winnipeg Free Press - Section D - - THREADS - BY CON­NIE TAMOTO

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.

Got a sug­ges­tion for a fu­ture col­umn or trend worth fol­low­ing? Email Con­nie Tamoto at con­ni­eta­moto­fash­ion@hot­mail. com.

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