Fashion

Fashion – 3 Holiday Party Looks – Girly, Glam & Glitzy

December 22, 2017

Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way. Oh what fun it is… to arrive to a party looking stylish.

Holiday parties are now in full swing, but wait! What do you wear?! The holidays are stressful enough, and I get it, there are so many outfit options (and not enough holiday events to wear them all). Plus, there are so many trends out there right now to choose from- jumpsuits, frock with feathers, metallics, velvet, lace, bell-sleeve tops, deep-V necklines, sweater dresses, etc.

Picking an outfit during this season should be the least of your worries (you should be more worried about socializing with annoying relatives). To make your life a little easier and give you some inspiration, I styled three different looks for you to choose from (Girly, Glam & Glitzy)! Whether it’s for a work event, holiday bash with friends, or a night out on the town, I’ve got you covered. I wanted each look to be different, yet perfect for the holiday season.

For this shoot I had the pleasure of working with Laura Paxton of Flashback photography. We had so many ideas for this shoot and had a blast working on it! We also did something a little different (check out the video below). We were fortunate to use The Chanterelle’s space (great location for a holiday party)- it’s absolutely stunning (even the bathrooms are gorgeous)!

Now it’s just a matter of choosing an outfit…or finding an excuse to wear all three during the holidays.

‘Tis the season to party!

 

 

Girly girl:

For the girly girl: this look is all about a soft colour (in this case-blush), and delicate accessories. Off-the-shoulder dresses are huge right now (almost as huge as Santa’s belly), as are slits, so I got the best of both worlds with this dress. Everything from the fit, to the length, to the colour screams classic and girly. For this look, I kept the makeup fairly simple- with soft pink tones for the- eyes, cheeks and lips. Since more of the chest/shoulders are exposed, the best way to accessorize is by adding a necklace – like a delicate pearl or diamond chocker (if the hair is down), or big hoop earrings (if the hair is pulled back). I also accessorized with a pearl ring to add to the femininity of the whole look. Nude or blush coloured shoes would work best with a blush coloured dress. You could also accessorize with a fun pearl clutch!

Where to purchase this dress:

http://www.revolve.com/bronx-and-banco-montreal-dress/dp/BROR-WD41/?d=Womens&page=1&lc=5&itrownum=2&itcurrpage=1&itview=01

Similar Dresses:

http://www.revolve.com/house-of-harlow-1960-x-revolve-skye-mini/dp/HOOF-WD50/?d=Womens&page=2&lc=82&itrownum=28&itcurrpage=2&itview=01

http://www.revolve.com/jay-godfrey-downie-dress-in-pale-lilac/dp/JAYG-WD323/?d=Womens&sectionURL=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.revolve.com%2Fjay-godfrey-dresses%2Fbr%2Fbf146c%2F%3Fnavsrc%3Dleft

http://www.revolve.com/bardot-bella-midi-dress/dp/BARD-WD157/?d=Womens&page=1&lc=11&itrownum=4&itcurrpage=1&itview=01

Accessories:

Necklace: http://www.revolve.com/amber-sceats-billy-choker/dp/AMBE-WL79/?d=Womens&page=1&lc=79&itrownum=27&itcurrpage=1&itview=01&plpSrc=%2Fr%2FSearch.jsp%3Fsearch%3Dchoker%26d%3DWomens%26s%3Dc%26c%3DJewelry%2B%2526%2BAccessories%26sortBy%3Dfeatured

Earrings: https://shop.nordstrom.com/s/argento-vivo-endless-extra-large-hoop-earrings/3030486?origin=keywordsearch&keyword=hoop+earrings

Ring: https://shop.nordstrom.com/s/baublebar-opalescent-everyday-fine-ring/4805138?contextualcategoryid=60187146&origin=keywordsearch&keyword=pearl+ring

Clutch: http://www.revolve.com/from-st-xavier-x-revolve-marcela-clutch/dp/FROR-WY20/?d=Womens&page=1&lc=3&itrownum=1&itcurrpage=1&itview=01

Shoes:

http://www.revolve.com/schutz-enida-heel/dp/SCHU-WZ221/?d=Womens&page=1&lc=5&itrownum=2&itcurrpage=1&itview=01

http://www.revolve.com/schutz-jenina-heel/dp/SCHU-WZ342/?d=Womens&page=1&lc=25&itrownum=9&itcurrpage=1&itview=01

https://shop.nordstrom.com/s/vince-camuto-corlina-ankle-strap-sandal-women-nordstrom-exclusive/4502494?origin=coordinating-4502494-0-3-FTR-recbot-recently_viewed_snowplow_mvp&recs_placement=FTR&recs_strategy=recently_viewed_snowplow_mvp&recs_source=recbot&recs_page_type=search

Glam girl:

For the glam girl: this look is about being sophisticated, and setting the trend (not just following it). It’s always nice to have an option besides a dress and go for something different- like pants and a top, or a jumpsuit. These velvet pants are so much fun for the holidays and a white blouse pairs perfectly while also being a wardrobe staple. Whenever I think of “glamorous”, I always think of movie stars and a classic red lip. I used a red lip to “glam” up this look and add a pop of colour and I kept the rest of my makeup look fairly neutral. To add some sophistication (and draw attention to the red lips), I tied my hair into a bun, you could also try a ponytail or fishtail braids. The deep blue velvet clutch is another great way of adding some colour and setting the trend. To keep in line with the theme, I chose these beautiful black heels with a fun detail at the back- bows! You could accessorize with any black shoes with a fun detail- like pom-poms or diamonds.

Similar shirts:

https://www.chicwish.com/paradise-in-the-mesh-embroidered-white-top.html

https://www.chicwish.com/visionary-floral-embroidery-organza-top-in-white.html

https://www.chicwish.com/your-sassy-start-crochet-dot-chiffon-top-in-white.html

Where to purchase pants:

http://oldnavy.gapcanada.ca/browse/product.do?pcid=5151&vid=2&pid=130481033

Similar pants:

http://www.revolve.com/cupcakes-and-cashmere-evalina-trouser/dp/CUPR-WP7/?d=Womens&page=1&lc=9&itrownum=3&itcurrpage=1&itview=01&plpSrc=%2Fr%2FSearch.jsp%3Fsearch%3Dvelvet%26d%3DWomens%26s%3Dc%26c%3DPants%26searchsynonym%3Dvelvet%2Bpants%26sortBy%3Dfeatured

http://www.revolve.com/bardot-velour-legging/dp/BARD-WP10/?d=Womens&page=1&lc=16&itrownum=6&itcurrpage=1&itview=01&plpSrc=%2Fr%2FSearch.jsp%3Fsearch%3Dvelvet%26d%3DWomens%26s%3Dc%26c%3DPants%26searchsynonym%3Dvelvet%2Bpants%26sortBy%3Dfeatured

https://shop.nordstrom.com/s/topshop-velvet-ribbon-lace-up-leggings/4838557?origin=keywordsearch&keyword=velvet+pants

Accessories:

Clutch (pictured): 

http://oldnavy.gapcanada.ca/browse/product.do?cid=1051887&pcid=1051885&vid=1&pid=861636043

Shoes: 

http://www.revolve.com/steve-madden-carabu-heel/dp/SMAD-WZ312/?d=Womens&page=1&lc=32

http://www.revolve.com/raye-raven-heel/dp/RAYE-WZ630/?d=Womens&page=1&lc=47&itrownum=16&itcurrpage=1&itview=01

http://www.revolve.com/schutz-ionara-heel/dp/SCHU-WZ323/?d=Womens&page=1&lc=61&itrownum=21&itcurrpage=1&itview=01

Glitzy girl:

For the glitzy girl: this look is for the girl who wants to be the centre of attention at a holiday bash. She’s the one who is dancing like no one is watching- and doesn’t care who is. What better way to go all out during the holidays than with sequins?! I can honestly say I own more sequin dresses than a drag queen. This look is daring, fun and for the ultimate holiday party. I wanted the dress to be the focal point, so I didn’t add accessories (although you could add a fun cocktail ring or earrings- if you pull back your hair). You could also pair a black clutch with fun details with this look. I chose black heels, you could also choose a deep colour (like emerald or ruby)- depending on the dress. I kept my hair sleek, added some blue sparkly liquid liner, and a nude lip.

Where to purchase this dress:

http://www.motelrocks.com/products/MOTEL-DELUXE-Gabby-Sequin-Plunge-Back-Dress-in-Iridescent-Green.html

Similar dresses:

http://www.revolve.com/x-revolve-julinha-dress/dp/ALEA-WD13/?d=Womens&sectionURL=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.revolve.com%2Fdresses-metallic%2Fbr%2Ffef581%2F%3Fnavsrc%3Dleft&srcType=dp_recs

http://www.revolve.com/molly-dress/dp/PKER-WD858/?d=Womens&sectionURL=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.revolve.com%2Fdresses%2Fbr%2Fa8e981%2F%3Fnavsrc%3Dsubclothin&srcType=dp_recs

http://www.revolve.com/x-revolve-elaine-dress/dp/HOOF-WD125/?d=Womens&sectionURL=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.revolve.com%2Fdresses%2Fbr%2Fa8e981%2F%3Fnavsrc%3Dsubclothin&srcType=dp_recs

Shoes:

http://www.revolve.com/the-mode-collective-daria-sandal/dp/TMOD-WZ5/?d=Womens&page=1&lc=3&itrownum=1&itcurrpage=1&itview=01

http://www.revolve.com/schutz-enida-heel/dp/SCHU-WZ209/?d=Womens&page=1&lc=4&itrownum=2&itcurrpage=1&itview=01

https://shop.nordstrom.com/s/imagine-vince-camuto-devin-sandal-women/4273509?origin=topnav&cm_sp=Top%20Navigation-_-Women-_-Heels&offset=2&top=72&color=%27Black%27

Clutches:

http://www.revolve.com/clare-v-foldover-clutch/dp/CLAR-WY125/?d=Womens&page=1&lc=36&itrownum=12&itcurrpage=1&itview=01

https://shop.nordstrom.com/s/valentino-garavani-rockstud-velvet-clutch/4708566?origin=topnav&cm_sp=Top%20Navigation-_-Women-_-Clutches%20&%20Pouches

https://shop.nordstrom.com/s/ted-baker-london-peonyy-embellished-buckle-leather-clutch/4735169?origin=topnav&cm_sp=Top%20Navigation-_-Women-_-Clutches%20&%20Pouches