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Monday, December 23, 2013

How to Create A Christmas Party Outfit From Your Closet

Hey Fashionista!!! 
Merry Christmas Eve, Eve!! We're only two days away from Christmas and perhaps your biggest parties are still before you?  If that sounds right and you're not interested in spending more money on a party outfit but need one, stress no more! I've pulled together my party-ready ensemble from my closet - (well, except for the peplum top I bought from Forever 21 the other day) so you can create a spectacular Christmas party outfit from yours, too! 

Mix & Match & Layer

This outfit is actually mixed and layered with a dress. My favorite sequin peplum top (from Forever 21) slipped right over my white dress (from Victoria's Secret) without a fuss.  This idea isn't so mainstream, but it is worth considering when you are conserving cash.  Many dresses can look like beautiful skirts as long as the top portion of the dress is basic and plain.  Can you imagine wearing a top over a ruffled-top dress? It wouldn't work out so well - aesthetically speaking. :)  

Bring on the sparkle. 
You know how Halloween is that one time of year you can dress however the hell you want and be whoever the hell you want to be? That's what Christmas is like to me - except instead of a costume, it involves sequins!  Wherever you can incorporate sequins into your ensemble - the better. For me it was my peplum top.  But it can be your pumps, your skirt, a cardigan or your clutch! The sky isn't the limit here....and there's no such thing as too much sparkle during the holiday season. ;)

Keep it classy, babe. 
I love classic colors like black and white during the Christmas season.  As I've mentioned before, it looks fancier than maybe, it actually is.  So narrow down your major pieces to those colors. Black tops, black skirts, black dress, or white too.  If you're more comfortable with pants, look for them in those colors.  

Scrounge Your Accessories.
Ok, so we've met.  You know I'm an accessories girl.  I even have an accessories shop to prove my love. (haha)  There's a reason for this: accessories change up the look of an outfit EASILY and with hardly any money invested at all.  So, really play up this part of your outfit.  I loved adding a red flower pin to my red belt.  Just because an accessory comes a certain way, doesn't mean you can't add to it, like I did with my belt and flower. 

Also! Don't forget about adding color to your nails.  I'm wearing my favorite red polish with this look! Shoes can also display pops of color too.  Include scarves into your accessory plan. I often wear it like a statement necklace at parties because it's freakin' cold (at least at night) this time of year.  

So, Fashionista, here are my tips on how to create a spectacular Christmas party outfit from your closet.  If you find yourself without any sparkley items, I give you permission to shop at Forever21 where you'll spend the maximum of $20 on a sparkley piece.  Otherwise, you're totally set with the clothes you already have! Style it up and I hope you have a very Merry Christmas, Fashionista.  Lots of love to you and your family!!

Your Fashion Coach

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