Don’t have time (or money) to spend shopping for new holiday outfits? Go straight to your closet. You can easily remix or update pieces you already have, so you’ll be party-ready.
Go for Festive Colors and Fabrics:
Pull out every red, green, metallic, velvet, and shiny thing you own. (Even alternate shades of red and green will work, for example: chartreuse, maroon, wine, etc.) Be imaginative–combining pieces in ways you never have before.
Think outside your usual box:
-Consider ivory as your neutral base, instead of black.
-Add a large green (or holiday plaid) satin bow to the waist of a red dress.
-Tack a ring of marabou or faux fur, or add jewels around the neckline of your cashmere sweater. Tip: Choose slacks or a skirt in the same color as your neck accessory, to create an ensemble look…Janna’s bottoms-up rule. (See photo at left.)
-Pile on the bling. Instead of wearing pearls, wear all your pearls. Rather than one bracelet, wear an armload. Got several holiday brooches–wear two or three together. (I love grouping a collection of snowflake pins on my red coat.)
MORE HOLIDAY TIPS TO COME….