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Look festive in your next virtual Christmas party

- By HANNAH MALLORCA

GONE (for now) are the days when we enjoy Christmas parties with our friends and officemate­s or New Year’s Eve reunions with our families. This year, get ready for holiday parties done in virtual spaces, either through video calls or multiplaye­r game sessions.

These trendy events may not be as interactiv­e as usual, but it doesn’t mean that you can’t look your best. Even through the screen, an eye-catching top and boldcolore­d or statement earrings can do wonders for your look.

In need of looks that can make a splash in your next virtual Christmas party? Here are seven tips to do the trick.

1 ROCK A PAIR OF STATEMENT EARRINGS

A pair of eye-catching earrings is a quick fix to transform your Christmas party look. With the right pair, you can look like a K-Drama cutie or a classy lady.

Coming straight from your work shift? Don a pair of gold chain links or sparkly chandelier earrings to look effortless­ly chic. If you prefer to look romantic and girly, try drop earrings in the shapes of fruit or heart.

For sweet and classy earrings, check out online store @gracielaby­gil on Instagram and Shopee.

2 IT’S ALL ON THE SLEEVES

Since last year, statement sleeves have been making a splash among celebritie­s and fashion trends. Finding a top with the right sleeves can level up your virtual party look in many ways — depending on the theme.

Whether it’s a top with puff sleeves for a sweet approach or a dress with Juliet sleeves to channel a boss lady, it can do wonders for your look. Think of sleeves as the well-known shoulder pads trend that dominated the ‘80s.

3 BOLD COLORS AND FUN PATTERNS

Looking for a foolproof way to turn heads online? Wearing bold colors and fun patterns can do the trick.

Even if you’re just wearing a shirt or blouse, the right color and pattern can make you look striking. Take inspiratio­n from Blackpink member Jennie who looked expensive in her blush-colored slip dress with animal print.

4 SHOW OFF YOUR NECKLINE

If you’re not a fan of statement sleeves, look for tops or dresses that draw attention to your neck, collarbone­s or shoulders. Don’t worry, it’s a look that everyone can pull off beautifull­y.

A sweetheart neckline is a good way to start. And no, this retro-inspired neckline is not just for those who love feminine and vintage outfits. With the influx of modern fashion trends, there are so many ways to make it work for your personal style.

You can also try out a V-shaped neckline if you’re conscious about showing off your collarbone­s and cleavage. It suits all body types and flatters your upper body without being too sexy.

5 A ONE-PIECE WONDER

Did quarantine make you lazy to dress up? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. For gals who are too lazy or too busy (like the writer herself), you can still look effortless­ly chic in a romper, jumpsuit or dress.

Any of these three is an instant outfit. Just throw it on when you’re in a rush and you’re good to go. It’s an easy way to look and feel expensive.

An A-line jumpsuit, romper or dress is a versatile piece that suits all body types without looking too frumpy or uncomforta­ble.

6 COMFY AND STYLISH BOTTOMS

Only your upper body will be seen at the party, but it doesn’t hurt to make an effort to complete your outfit.

You can try on biker shorts to emphasize your top or satin drape shorts to feel comfortabl­e and stylish.

If you don’t want to show off your legs, switch it up for joggers with a paper-bag waist to give the illusion of an hourglass figure.

7 PAJAMAS IN FUN PRINTS

Did you spend most of the year in your pajamas? Same. Even so, you can still look put together even in your most comfortabl­e state.

There are so many stylish options in the market to choose from. And since it’s going to take time before you can dress “normally,” many pajamas are now made presentabl­e enough to wear at your next virtual Christmas party.

Try investing in a silk pajama set in a solid color. You’ll look so good, it will be hard to tell the difference from your everyday outfits.

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These daisy drop earrings are the perfect balance of romantic and stylish.
Bold colors and fun patterns are quick ways to keep heads turning.
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Don’t be shy to show off your neckline, collarbone­s and shoulders in your holiday party look.
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Statement sleeves can level up your virtual holiday party look in many ways.
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The right pajama set can make you look party-ready while staying comfortabl­e at the same time. 7
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Wearing a dress, romper and jumpsuit can make you look effortless­ly chic in minutes.
5 Wearing a dress, romper and jumpsuit can make you look effortless­ly chic in minutes.
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Don’t forget to pay attention to your bottoms even if it will not be seen by your fellow virtual partygoers.
6 Don’t forget to pay attention to your bottoms even if it will not be seen by your fellow virtual partygoers.

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