Welcome to the December Issue of Stylelogue!
This month’s trend focus is all about festive suits, an alternative outfit idea, from the usual suspects of sparkly dresses and sequin tops. We’re here to inspire and help you think outside the box, on how to stand out on your next holiday party.
A pantsuit may not be your first choice and that’s okay. Who wants to look like they’re going to a corporate meeting, am i right? So we’re taking this traditional suit and leveling it up a few “notches”. Get it? Notches for notch collar?
Well ladies, it’s about to get turnt!
Cortney, Mary and I styled three amazing looks with pieces from Scotch & Soda. We played with layers, textures, coordinated colors, pattern mixing and shine. All the pieces cohesively working together, whilst each look staying true to our own personal style.
Elisa of E for Elisa:
I went over the top with the idea of “go big or go home”, especially when it comes to the holidays. It’s the only time when overly dressed is accepted. So when we came up with the idea of a pantsuit, I wanted to play with pattern mixing, saturated colors accented with gold and rhinestones. This festive outfit is by far the most fun and my favorite to this date.
Pantsuit: I’m wearing a multi-colored stripe blazer lined with star jacquard fabric paired back with a matching pant. The viscose blend fabric has a subtle sheen, not something you normally see in a suit. However, this was fitting for a festive look.
Gold touches from buttons to the “dice pin” on the jacket lapel, adds novelty and bling. The structured shapes and vertical linear lines creates a long silhouette, making any women feel confident and bold.
Chiffon Top: Wearing a printed chiffon top worn under the blazer, creates a softer look with touches of ruffles at the cuff. A bit of lurex thread weaves through the print for a subtle shimmer. The road map print ties in the rich colors altogether, just enough to see the lace bra.
Coat: Finished the look with a wool bonded burgundy single breasted coat, a silhouette Scotch & Soda has on repeat, season after season. The light weight of the garment, was compromised with all the layers and didn’t feel bulky.
Gold Trim Sandals + Anklets: The perfect sandals to tie back with all the gold notions. Love the quilted details on the heel and chain strappings, creating tons of textures. It’s been too cold to wear open toe shoes and with no time for a pedi, adding a pair of anklets seem fitting.
Gloves: These cashmere lined leather orange gloves are cozy and has never let me down when I wanted a pop of color. In this case, the louder the better and there was no holding me back.
Velvet Bag: When it came time to choose a handbag, I absolutely didn’t hold back with this gorgeous pink velvet Gucci bag. This statement bag adorned with rhinestones, is as beautiful as it gets. Pretty much the cherry on an ice cream sundae.
GET ELISA’S LOOK:
Mary of Sportsanista:
Mary, is wearing a green monochromatic suit and accessories. Some may shy on wearing this outfit, because the amount of green and can easily be mistaken for Santa’s elf. Even Mary said, “I don’t normally wear this much green. But I dig it!”
Well, there’s no elf stuff happening here. That I promise!
This look works and here’s why.
By breaking up the colors with different shades of greens from deep forest to kelley, it creates movement on the viewer’s eyes. It’s not just one shade, which can be redundant.
The interesting textures of the lurex blazer is subtle, until lights hit at certain angles, it lights up the room, like the gem that she is. She incorporated her sporty spice aesthetic, by pairing it with an athleisure pant with contrast side seam velvet stripes. Softening the look, she wore a forest green top and lavender coat.
Throwing some edgy accessories from her Valentino rockstud pimped out heels and leather driving gloves to snakeskin trimmed bag, finishes this fierce outfit. Bad ass is just an understatement!
Read more on Mary’s post here.
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Cortney of The Grey Edit:
This cool lady, is the all naturale gal, when it comes to color. If you follow Cortney, you’ll know what I’m talking about. Naturally in her own element, she chose many items in black. All the pieces had quirky details and bold patterns to make this black head-to-toe, so much more desirable.
From the contrast collar plaid coat and star print blazer to the matching black pants with side seam embroidered ribbon, there are touches of novelty all in the right places . Not to forget the lurex ruffle top, a piece that elevates the entire look with a bit of glam.
Cortney carries a red metallic snakeskin shoulder bag and wore a pair of black chunky heel sandals to elevate this all black festive pantsuit. This girl is ready to party!
Read more on Cortney’s post here.
GET CORTNEY’S LOOK:
We had tons of fun (as you can tell) creating these looks to help inspire you with wardrobe selections for upcoming parties. Don’t get lost in a sea of sequins and tacky Christmas sweaters. Standout, turn heads and see to be seen!
We’re having so much fun styling outfits and have incredible monthly trends planned out. The creative juices are flowing!
Stay tuned to follow the hashtag on Instagram and subscribe to our blogs to see what we’re up to. In case you missed November’s Issue: Chunky Sweater Weather, read post here. Can’t wait to share January’s trend with you!
Let us know what you think of our festive looks in the comments below.
HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM THE STYLELOGUE!