With Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years Eve around the corner, it’s time to kick the holiday outfits research into high gear. Shopping for holiday outfits is always a little stressful because you want to purchase something that is beautiful and unique yet practical so you can wear it again and again (especially the higher priced items). Today I’m sharing 2 different style holiday looks I’ve created from items I found on Farfetch, a lot of these items like booties, wrap coat and leather jacket you probably already have in your closet, but with a little twist they can help complete your holiday party look and save your bank account at the same time!
Look 1: Comfort with an Edge
I’m all for being comfortable when it comes to dressing myself, so when I was creating this look, I made sure that comfort is the focus (and with this being the more casual look of the two, I can get away with some of the items I choose). I pair this pretty lace shift dress with a drape-y wrapped skirt underneath, since the shape of the dress is more boxy and doesn’t show off your curves as well, you want to add something more fluid and feminine to balance it out the look. For the coat I opt for a wrap coat so I have the option to let it drape beautifully, belt it, or possibly even show some shoulder if weather permits. I went with a pair of black booties for this look because I prefer boots over any other type of shoes, and I think a nice pair of boots is just as good as a pair of heels when you want to dress up, on top of that they are usually more comfortable, give a little more edge and are also better at keeping your feet warm in the winter! Last but not least, I went with a shoulder/cross body style bag because when you’re at a party the last thing you want to do is have something restricting your movement, a cross body bag allows you to move around freely and dance all night without worrying about holding your purse.
- Vera Wang Embellished Lace Dress
- Romeo Gigli Vintage Draped Wrap Skirt
- Lemaire Long Belted Wrap Coat
- Chanel Vintage Sequined Flap Shoulder Bag
- Valentino Garavani Rockstud Ankle Boots
- Moschino Vintage Daisy Brooch
- Jean Paul Gaultier Vintage Gaudi Clip-on Earrings
Look 2: Vintage Rock and Roll
For the second look, I want to create something more elegant and fancy for a black tie event, even though it’s more formal, I still want to keep some fun elements in the look. This beautiful Armani dress is very simple but has some very eye catching beading on the body, and since the dress is already so fancy, I decided to pair it with a black leather jacket and a guitar scarf to make it more playful and fun, the scarf also can act as a cover up, in case you want to check your jacket at coat check but still want something light with you in case it gets a little chilly. Since this is look is created for a black tie event, I went with a pair of pumps to tie the look together. With the bottom of the dress being more plain, I picked out this pair with crystals on them so when you walk, they peek out to create some interest and also echo the body of the dress. The whole look is very monochrome, but it means it’s perfect for any occasion, if you want to make it more festive, you can utilize accessories to add a pop of colors to it like I did with this simple red clutch.
- Armani Collezioni Embellished Evening Dress
- Chanel Vintage Snap Button Detailing Jacket
- Giorgio Armani Swarovski Crystal Pumps
- Hermes Vintage Jige Clutch
- Chanel Vintage Bombay Engraved Ring
- Givenchy Victorian Chandelier Earrings
- Saint Laurent Guitar Print Scarf
I kept the colors of both looks very basic and mostly black because I want them to be something you can wear both now and later, with a simple switch of accessories, jacket or shoes you can easily transform these looks for any future events you go to. On top of that, most of the items mentioned are basics that will be great additions to any wardrobe and can be worn over and over again which is perfect for someone who wants to start a capsule wardrobe. I hope you enjoy these looks, leave me a comment and let me know what you think!