The festive season is here, and parties, get-togethers, and shindigs will be overtaking your weekends (and even some weeknights). You’ll have an array of occasions to get dressed-up for, not to mention the big day itself; it’s always great to have an excuse to have some fun with your outfit and appearance, and Christmas is the perfect time to put the effort in. The shops are full of glitter and sequins, and there’s no doubt that you’ve already picked up a few items to add to your wardrobe. The process of getting ready can be so much fun, and there’s nothing better than feeling your best (and Instagram ready) for the festive period.
If you’re partial to a particular style, era, or theme regarding what you choose to wear and how you style yourself; Christmas provides the ideal platform to really go to town. You can take your whole look, from head to toe, into consideration, and you’re bound to turn heads at the office party. There’s a lot of standard, and generic clothing on the high street, so it’s about knowing how to style an outfit to bring the personality back into your look and ensure that you don’t look the same as Susan from accounting. The following are some ideas, inspiration, and tips for those who are excited for Christmas and want to keep it characterful and stylish regarding their wardrobe.
Whether you’re into 80s power outfits or pin up dresses; now is the time to source something special and ensure that you don’t turn up anywhere in the same ensemble as someone else. Therefore, it’s worth checking out independent brands online, or locally, and investing in something that expresses your style personality. Online auction sites and second-hand websites are an excellent source of unique items and vintage pieces. There’s also the option of heading into your nearest charity shops and vintage store, and sourcing something that you can be positive nobody else will own. Utilise your local tailors or dressmakers and get items fitted and altered for your liking; this is the perfect way to stand out from the crowd, and you’ll know there are pieces in your wardrobe that can’t be bought on the high street.
Don’t just stick to the perfect dress, jumpsuit, or outfit; make sure you put just as much effort into the rest of your look. Your accessories should complement your ensemble, and your hair and makeup can do the same. Choose colours that pop against what you’re wearing; you don’t have to stick to a red lip or nails just because it’s Christmas. Book into have your hair styled on the day of any special parties; there’s nothing like post-salon hair; and a beehive, victory rolls, or straight and sleek style could be the finishing touch your outfit deserves. If you’re comfortable, confident, and having fun this party season; you’ll light up every room you walk into and will enjoy the festivities all the more.