We checked in with our bloggers to see what they are wearing for special occasions and holiday festivities this year. The answer: all kinds of amazing outfits, of course! From lustrous velvet to the traditional Christmas red worn in unexpected ways, here are six of our favourite looks.
Now this is a party dress if I ever saw one! Julie went full-on formal glam with a show-stopping feather-and-tulle strapless gown in fire engine red. The fitted bodice reins in the volume of the full maxi skirt with delightful swoosh factor. Our blogger has layered a crisp white button-down underneath. The strictness of the fully buttoned-up shirt provides structure and interesting irregular outfit juxtaposition, while the short puffy sleeve adds back in some flirty fun. Gold block-heeled sandals bring dressy festive bling to the party. Julie repeats the gold with a wide cuff bracelet and big cocktail ring. Her pink ombré bag ties in perfectly with the textures of her dress, and her lippy also matches her dress perfectly.
Velvet trousers are a classic for the holidays. Here Cathy puts her own spin on the look by going with an earthy colour palette that is striking with her beautiful red locks. The “Old Hollywood Glam” pleated full-length wide leg trousers flow elegantly and have a gorgeous lustrous shine. She’s combined them with a floral print blouse with ruffled collar and sleeves. The gold thread running through the black and brown floral print adds subtle shine, that is picked up by Cathy’s arty pendant necklace and the chain strap on her black quilted bag. Tucking the blouse lengthens the leg line from the hips up, while the black logo belt accentuates our blogger’s waist and adds structure. Peachy lipstick complements the colours in the outfit.
This happy explosion of colour* reminded me so much of Angie’s recent Solid Simple Bright outfit. It radiates the same impactful exuberance that will make you the life of any party. Susanne is sporting an untucked slim-fit mustard turtleneck and magenta full-length wide legs. This colour combo alone is dynamite, but she ups the style quotient by pairing it with a luxe two-toned maxi coat in magenta and red. The coat is fully reversible, and here the magenta lapel and sleeve cuffs subtly match the trouser colour. Gold metallic sneakers add a Sporty Luxe element. Susanne’s trademark blunt ear-length boxie and red lipstick, statement square specs and red cuff bracelet are all that’s needed to finish off the look.
*Photo: Martina Klein, Berlin
Hard Edge Meets Sparkly Glam in Kim’s festive skirt look. Our blogger has tucked a simple black top into a knee-length silver sequin pencil skirt that glimmers and sparkles in the light. Dressy, white pointy-toed pumps in combination with the black top form a strong graphic element that works well with the outfit’s vibe. The surprise piece here is Kim’s oversized collarless leather moto jacket. The taupe doesn’t match but works splendidly with the rest of the colour palette, while the studs on the front panels and shoulders are an unexpected way to add extra bling. Neutral lipstick and black sunnies, and Kim is ready to go.
This is a spectacular example of Angie’s Fun Holiday Pant Suit outfit formula! Ola is wearing red nylon tuxedo-stripe track pants under a crisp white button-down tunic that is left untucked. As a topper, she picked an on-trend long-line blazer in red faux leather. The sharp, tailored shoulder adds structure, while the matching reds of the jacket and pants create vertical integrity. White pointy-toed stiletto pumps lengthen the leg line and bookend the white shirt. Keeping the playful oversized earrings and pillow-quilted bag in the same red family adds even more impact. Ola’s gorgeous curls and smile are the icing on the cake.
Such a gorgeous set of varied holiday outfits. Each uniquely suited to the wearer and the occasion. What you are wearing this holiday season?