The holidays always provide a good excuse to dress up or go outside your comfort zone with a new look. There are no rules to dressing festive - just wear whatever puts you in the holiday spirit (and something that will keep you warm!). Here are several looks to keep in mind when picking out what to wear this season. White, navy, and red complement each other wonderfully. Pair a favorite sweater with a fitted blazer for a look that's classy and cozy. The top part of this outfit is kept simple, allowing the plaid skirt to be the focus of the look. Plaids are a staple for the holidays, but they’ve been especially trendy this fall and winter season. Pair this look with oxfords to finish off the preppy feel.
You don’t have to wear head to toe red to look festive. A black and white ensemble is an elegant, wintry look. This would be perfect for a family dinner or night out on the town for some hot chocolate. You can even sport this look after the holidays since black and white never go out of style.
Put a spin on the ugly Christmas sweater by dressing it up for a look that's colorful and quirky. If you’ve got an ugly Christmas sweater party to attend, you will definitely stand out - in a good way! With a simple skirt and boots, you could even wear this outfit to class or out shopping with friends.
If quirky is not your thing, any knit sweater will do. This plaid one has an edgy vibe, so a high messy pony and a chain necklace completes the look.
Luscious curls will take your festive look to the next level. After it’s curled you can leave it down and do a deep side part, pin it back with a bow, or even do a high pony—whatever suits you! As for makeup, think warm shades. Copper eye shadow is festive and looks great on many skin tones. If you want to put emphasis on the lips, go with a deep red rather than bright red lipstick to bump up the sophistication of any look. Then keep the eyes simple with some mascara, champagne eye shadow, and thin liner. Also, contoured cheekbones are a must. Put in a sweep of highlight for that winter glow.
Have fun with your look these next few weeks. Whatever you celebrate, enjoy your time off and have a wonderful holiday!
Photos by: Jasmine Rubio
Model: Elaine Czarnik