December 23, 2013

Holiday Trends to Adore & Avoid

The Holiday season is blooming and Christmas and the New Year are right around the corner. Can you believe it? It's crazy how fast this year has gone by. I'm sure we're all planning what to wear in the coming week and more importantly, what not to wear. This season can make it quite difficult to keep everything on point, with the gift-giving and getting, the great amount of holiday parties we have lined up, and all of the fun festivities to enjoy.

The one mistake to avoid is a grand entrance to a festive frenzy in an outfit that might be more suitable for a night out with your girls. Have no fear if you're in a rut as I've rounded up a cheat-sheet of the trends you should avoid as well as the most suitable alternatives sure to make you dazzle throughout the end of this year.

Step back from the Holiday prep madness and take a look below; don't wait too long - as in, you should probably start right after reading this! Have fun!


I'll be the first to say how much I love cutouts, but there's definitely an appropriate time to where a dress with the sexy detail. A holiday shindig is not the place to expose patches of skin in the wintertime. You don't want anyone - especially colleagues or your SO's family - to peek at your peekaboos!

To still don a frisky look, swap your cutout dresses for lacy alternatives. The fabric allows you to show minimal skin without risking a cold, flaunting too much, or looking too risque.


I can also testify to loving mini skirts, even in the winter when layering with sweater tights and leggings. For the holiday parties though, you're going to need some mobility when dancing! Let your legs stride long with some flare in your mini instead. Trust me, your bootie and legs will thank you all night (and the next morning).


To finish off a look, you need the perfect pair of shoes. While we all love our trusty stilettos for a frisky night out, the pin-thin shoe is no place for a holiday banquet. Instead, opt for a classic pump with a chunky heel to keep you on your dancing and mingling feet all evening!


If you're not a skirt or dress type of girl - or simply, if you're looking for a more modest, casual look - you can always find a pair of festive pants. Trade your work trousers for a daring, more festive option with sequins! A great way to amp up your look while looking professional and sophisticated.


I'm also a sucker for a bandage dress; they flatter practically everyone and just hug you in all the right ways. For holiday parties though, you're going to want to enjoy all the yummy food and a bandage dress will not help with that! The fix? Throw on a slip dress over tights to hide any food bumps and still show off your legs!

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