By Rachel Yeomans for Second City Style Magazine
The first of December has passed, and the holiday season is upon us!
The Macy’s windows and tree are flourishing with holiday garland and
cheer, the first snow just fell, the shopping mayhem of black Friday
past, and the invitations have gone out for the first round of the
upcoming soiree of holiday parties. Yet between work functions and
personal events, the difficult decision is not how to fit them all in
to your schedule; it’s how to fit the perfect outfit to each event! And even more difficult is how to stop yourself from dipping into your gift shopping fund to purchase that perfect outfit.
Have no fear — you won’t be deemed a grinch for picking up a thing or two for yourself this holiday season.
But first, consult your wardrobe. Chances are you have a couple outfits
hiding in there that could easily be thrown together to pack a seasonal
punch. Look for that little black dress, the sparkle cardigans, and
those red accessories that you store up just for this one month. Lay
them all out on your bed and you might be surprised the number of ways
you can use each piece to make a completely new, and yet completely
seasonal, look. Then consult the date book. How many parties are you going to and more importantly, what types of events are they? There is a big difference between a social gathering held by a friend or neighbor, and a work function.