Holiday Parties! Need a fancy dress? Don’t know what to wear? Last minute? Tight budget? Can’t find anything? Here’s a quick fix!Before, ladies all over used to be in search for the fanciest, most embellished, unique dress or their holiday parties. There was always that fear that someone else would show up wearing the same thing so it was imperative to find that one special outfit that would stand out amongst your glittery friends.
Nowadays, its almost rare that anyone shows up wearing the same thing because of all the shopping choices from vintage to new to online shopping to in store shopping, and amongst those categories, there are thousands upon thousands of options to prevent the possibility of having a holiday twinsie.
A shopping rule I like to follow is ‘Buy things you can wear more than once’. Now while every now and then we find ourselves buying a special dress for a specific occasion, or something memorable that everyone that sees you definitely won’t forget, sometimes practicality is key in building your wardrobe.
This brings me to our first holiday tip of the month! STATEMENT NECKLACES!
Can’t find something to wear? Easy solution! A basic dress in any solid colour will do. Since its the holidays, a rich coloured fabric is best, like emerald green, ruby red, royal blue or a plush violet. Simple colours, simple lines, doesn’t always have to equal simple outfit! (I always like to go for the traditional LBD in most situations) Wearing a basic dress gives you the perfect canvas to showcase a not-so-basic piece.
Statement necklaces are a great way to add that special sparkle to your outfit. No one will be talking about how plain and simple your dress is, in fact they’ll be doing the opposite. Adding a statement piece to a simple outfit creates multiple solutions.
- You’ve now got a dress that you can wear, layer, add to, etc to different occasions and places. Suddenly that party dress can be thrown together with a blazer and tights and suddenly is work-friendly or you can throw a cardigan over it so it can be worn on a casual day out etc. See! Multipurpose.
- You don’t have to worry about being over dressed or under dressed. Your dress is embellished enough with your jewelry that it’s flashy enough for the fanciest of parties, not to mention ‘classic’. And for those who feel overdressed? Don’t be silly. No such thing!
- You now have another accessory to add to your jewelry box arsenal! Statement necklaces aren’t only reserved for special occasions. Wear it again on a day out with your girlfriends, on a date, to work or while you’re running errands. There is as much versatility in this piece as your dress. Often times I like to wear a statement necklace with a white t-shirt and jeans just to add a little something to my outfit or under the collar of a button up shirt to work.
- And lastly, you now have a stellar holiday party outfit!
Below the necklaces on the above image are listed with links to where they’re from. There’s something for every budget!
Post a link in the comments section to images to show how you’ve added some sparkle to your holiday outfits 🙂