Wednesday 3 December 2014

How To Thursdays- Create a Classic Holiday Look

Hello Gorgeous!

I hope you are having a great December so far, I know I am having fun planning some great holiday looks to show on the blog. I actually do not attend too many holiday parties due to having a little one  at home, so the blog is my way of showing my favourite holiday party looks. I love  a classic look for a holiday soiree, as I know I will always get more use out of the the items. For my second holiday look, I have taken a simple black and white dress, and used accessories that sparkle to create a classic look. Please be careful with simple black and white looks as you can tend to blend in with the staff serving the guests. Make sure you add some sparkle or a hint of colour to the outfit somewhere. This red coat with a faux fur collar really helps to add that hint, or in this case, 'pop' of colour. The simple jewelled belt breaks up this dress very nicely.I decided to keep the shoes simple but do not be afraid to choose a shoe with some sparkle, or a shoe with great details.

Here are my tips for creating a classic holiday look:
1. Choose foundation pieces that you know you will wear again (in this case the black and white dress).
2. Accessorize using sparkle, or colour, in a belt, necklace, shoes, or jewellery.
3. Make sure you feel great in your outfit, do not be uncomfortable in your clothes before leaving. For example. I tend to stay away from outfits that require me to wear a strapless bra because I know I will be fiddling all night with the top of my dress or top.

gap dress red coat

red coat coach sequin bag

red Jacob coat gap dress

Coat- Jacob (love this)
Dress- Gap (here)
Belt- Ardene (here)
Shoes - White House Black Market (these are great)

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