While you’re starting to make a shopping list of presents and begin decorating your home, your calendar is starting to fill up with holiday parties. You’re overwhelmingly accepted all the invitations, because you’re a social butterfly and love the spirit of all things Christmas.
Then you look at your closet and realize “Shit! I have nothing to wear.” Last year’s pieces look outdated. You want to look put together, but not over-the-top festive. (Except when it’s an ugly Christmas sweater party.) By this the time time, you’re starting to panic.
Do not fret. I got you boo!
You want to look as if you didn’t take too much time on your outfit. But still turn heads.
On today’s outfit, I put together a head to toe look with pieces you probably own in your closet and needed a reminder how to wear them.
Just follow this easy equation:
Sweater + Pleated Skirt + Pumps + Belt + Statement Bag + Vintage Gold Jewelry = Effortlessly Holiday Chic
AN EFFORTLESS OUTFIT:
I’ve been collecting pleated skirts for the last few years and own six. Yes that’s excessive, but I don’t have a novelty one, like this colorblock pleated skirt. And certainly wouldn’t mind adding it to my collection. Pleated skirts are a classic staple. I can dress it up with a blouse and heels, when I want to look like a lady. Dressing it down with a tee shirt and a pair of kicks on casual outings. I just love the versatility of it.
Pairing the skirt with a solid black sweater (similar), with a v neck shape to show a bit of skin. The ruffle cuff adds femininity and softness to this look. Cinching the waist with wide belt to create an hourglass shape. Trying a narrow belt, would work as well. I just like the wider belt for the extra drama.
For the feet, a simple black suede/satin pump (similar) will do. I chose a pair with ornate gold heels to tie back to the statement top handle bag (similar). And slipped on a pair of swiss dot anklets for some ‘bootie” action.
To tie in the gold trims, I matched a fine beaded necklace and a rhinestone brooch, purchased from a local vintage shop, Swan Dive. That place is a gold mine! Adding some old world charm and a bit of sparkle to the entire look.
Fact: It might be surprising to you, as much as I love fashion, I don’t like dressing up. Spending hours getting made up and wearing clothes I’m not comfortable in, is not the way I like to spend my time. I only go through the effort, when it’s needed. Don’t get me wrong, I love to look pretty. Who doesn’t? Just in my own way.
Try this effortless outfit and tell me all about it. Scroll down to shop the look for regular and plus size options.
Have fun at all the holiday parties and be merry!
Photography by Jason Tang
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