Holiday Happenings

December 7, 2008 • Magazine

Holiday Happenings

Holiday Happenings

Sun, 2008-12-07 04:00

Jenn Scott

About this time every year, my social calendar tends to fill up for a solid two months. Along with party-going, general merry-making, and holiday cheer comes the daunting task for the perfect outfit for each party. This can sometimes feel like an overwhelming adventure!

Don’t stress over that important office party or meeting the family of your new beau. Here are a couple looks to crave for the holidays that are always sure to be a hit at any party.

This holiday season, the lights don’t have to be the only thing sparkling. Put on the sparkle, whether it be a nice cardigan or a lovely cocktail dress.

Both gold and silver are festive ways to show off some sparkle, but also keep in mind colored cardigans with embellishments. Both will allow you to shine at your holiday gathering. Keep in mind colored silks for those cocktail dresses and snazzy dress tops.

If you like the idea of being eye catching, but aren’t sure about being a glamour girl, stay trendy with a bright, playful color. Vibrant colors in a cocktail dress or comfy cardigan are always a bit hit for the holidays (or any day, for that matter).

Maybe lighting up the room when you walk in isn’t on your agenda. Keep your sassiness in check by harnessing your inner prepster. Look chic and stylish with sweater vests and ruffles.

Wanting to stay understated yet snazzy? Reach for a classic high-wasted skirt or classic button-down shirt with cuffs.

There is a plethora of ways to address the issue of holiday parties. Don’t stress, just stick with the basics. Mix and match things you already have, or splurge on a great dress that can be worn several different ways. No matter what – enjoy your holiday season!

1. Nicole Miller Strapless Panel Dress $225
2. J.Crew Translucent Pailette Cardigans $148
3. BCBG Max Azria Round Collar Silk Dress $238
4. Nicole Miller Tucked Sateen Strapless Sweetheart Dress $213
5. Suzi Chin Maggie Boutique Organza & Taffeta Dress $178
6. Kohls Notations Striped Ruffled Top $24.99
7. J.Crew Merino Melanie Button-Cuff Crewneck $29.99
8. MCQ Alexander McQueen Hi Waist Circle Skirt $390

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