It’s exactly one month until Christmas and within the next 40 days or so (including New Year’s Eve/Day celebrations) you will be attending parties left and right. Indeed it’s the most wonderful time of the year! Each party is a social gathering where photos will be taken – spread through twitter, instagram and facebook, friends and family will be around, so naturally every woman would love to look their best for these occasions.
We sought the advice of Ms Eve Thomas, Styling Director of THE OUTNET.com to share with us some tips for looking great in your holiday soirees.
ACE: What is the latest trend for this season?
Eve Thomas: Pink is the color to be seen in this season. Subtle shades of dusty rose and cherry blossom instantly brighten up a neutral palette. The shade also looks sophisticated when paired with red (in rich oxblood or Cabernet shades), black or gray. A pale pink coat is a great way to touch on the trend and pink accessories are another great option for those who may shy away from block color.
ACE: Knitwear is coming back – can you share with us tips on how to wear winter clothes without looking like a big ball of yarn?
Eve Thomas: Knitwear is big news for FW13. The statement sweater is a key trend this season and a great investment piece for any winter wardrobe – the possibilities are endless! A chunky knit sweater works well with a number of wardrobe staples such as cropped pants or a pencil skirt. Whether plain, embellished or printed, the statement sweater is also a great evening piece – pair it with a skirt in a soft fabric for a touch of contrast.
ACE: Parties are usually in the evening, for busy bees, any tips on what to wear for an easy transition from office look to party look in a jiff?
Eve Thomas: Enhance your style with jewelry. A statement necklace can completely transform even the simplest look. Chandelier earrings and a bold cocktail ring are also good options. Alternatively, make a statement with a bold, jewel-toned box clutch or statement shoes. Party season wouldn’t be complete without a pair of sky-high heels!
ACE: It will be sparkling all over with Christmas lights and silvery garlands all over town – what’s the appropriate bling for a woman to wear in parties?
Eve Thomas: A high impact, show-stopping dress will always be relevant for the holiday season. Have fun with it; mix and match textures by teaming with a sequin clutch and metallic heels.
ACE: For girls who loves to wear jeans to work, any tips on how to glam it up?
Eve Thomas: Cropped black skinny jeans look great for evening – style them with a loose silk blouse, statement jewelry and statement pumps. Use accessories as a way of introducing a pop of color to your outfit. Rich textures also work really well with denim, so consider wearing skinny jeans with an embellished sweater for a style that exudes understated opulence.
ACE: What are the must-haves for girls who want to look their best in parties?
Eve Thomas: A well-fitted little black dress is a blank canvas which can be dressed up or down, so is a must-have for the busy Christmas period when versatility is key. Co-ordinated separates in luxe textures are also great options for the party season – don’t be afraid to match your top to your skirt or pants! It’s an elegant look which will ensure you stand out from the crowd.