The holiday season comes with a slew of party invitations. From festive family gatherings to a New Year’s Eve extravaganza with friends, there’s plenty of opportunity to glam it up. Think: bright, bold and sparkly. Stylist and fashion director Mimi Lombardo offered some favorite ways to make a holiday outfit stand out. Get ready to kiss 2017 goodbye in a stylish manner.
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Synonymous with the holiday season, the color red is an obvious choice to incorporate into your outfit. And a red dress isn’t the only way to slay the bold color. “A red shoe is a punctuation to any outfit and is a must for the holidays,” said Lombardo. Another way to steal the show is with a red bag. Whether a red clutch or larger structured bag, all eyes will shift to the daring accessory in your hand.
Add a bow
Like the color red, bows are everywhere during this season. A strategically placed bow detail adds a festive touch to any holiday outfit. Opt for one on a dress (red is even better!) like this one from Gucci, which features it at the waist. This dress screams “school girl gone chic” in all the right ways.
Touch of sparkle
The holidays are a magical time meaning anything sparkly is totally acceptable. Choose garments or accessories that have just the right amount of shine. It can be a small handbag similar to this classic Chanel minaudière or a metallic top paired with a purple satin trouser.
Big on jewelry
Accessories can make or break an outfit. Just like the rest of your ensemble during the holidays, the jewelry you rock needs to make a statement. Forget studs for a day and opt for drop earrings. Let your fingers standout just as much.