By Vivian Drury
As snow slowly falls from the sky and Jack Frost begins to turn noses and cheeks baby pink, we know the holidays have arrived. With this joyful season comes loads of holiday parties, ranging from classy cocktail events to fun ugly sweater parties. Regardless of the dress code, these tips will make sure you’re dressed your best for every festive get-together in your date book!
Ugly Sweater Parties
These are my personal favorite type of holiday affairs! Although your Grandmother’s beloved sweater may not be the prettiest, they have adorable charm and are often very warm. With these big sweaters, skinny jeans or leggings would go perfectly. For shoes, booties will add a fun, yet sophisticated touch to your merry attire. Feel free to throw on some jingly earrings or a cute bow to make even more of a holiday statement. Don’t own a holiday sweater? Don’t worry, they are very reasonably priced at Target or Wal-Mart. Don’t feel like purchasing a sweater? Wear a red dress and a Santa hat and be Mrs. Clause. Or wear a tight dress and have some tissue paper popping out of the top to be a present!
Holiday Cocktail Parties
Although these are more formal than ugly sweater parties, still be festive! Wearing a classic red dress or a black pantsuit with red heels is the perfect way to show your holiday spirit in a classy way. This season, exotic printed pants are big hit for holiday events. Pair these pants with a simple sweater or long sleeve and a basic black or nude heel. These pants have enough personality for an entire outfit, so keep the top and shoes simple.
Festive Family Night
These are the nights where you can break out your warmest sweater and pair it with nice leggings and tall boots. These events allow you to be comfortable and cozy up to the fire with all your family, yet still looking fashionable while doing so. Blanket scarves are also great for cozy nights because they’re so big and comfortable.
Whatever type of party you’re headed to this holiday season, keep it bright and fun with a smile and some kick ass style. Happy holidays!