Ok Mamas, if you're anything like me, dressing for a holiday party can feel like dressing to go to the moon or something. You are used to sporting your yoga pants and old tees every day and the most exciting thing that has happened recently was that your toddler poo-pooed in the potty!!! So the idea of dressing like a legit adult and doing something fun is like... mind. blown. KABOOM.
Well, here are some of my holiday party staples that I know I can whip out and sport anywhere and feel great. You have to feel great in your clothes at a party or else you won't have fun. That's what I tell my husband when he sees that I bought more clothes. He's not convinced.
So the first thing to know is "What type of party is this?" I mean, you might wear something different to a party with your besties since you may get a little turned up, whereas you might need to turn it down a bit at your spouse's work party. You know what I'm saying?
1. The top left outfit is my LBD, or Little Black Dress. It is a classic, elegant dress that you can sport to anything from a charity event to a company holiday party with cocktail attire. If you don't have a simple black dress, then what the heck are you doing?
2. The lower left outfit is my, Look Like You Have Class (even if you don't) holiday party outfit. This outfit is for a more casual holiday party. Yes Mom, the trousers are white. But, they are actually an off white and made of wool, so totally on fleek for the season. I like to pair these trousers with a more fitted top with some lace to dress it up. I will add either a sparkly necklace or more subdued pearls, depending on the company at the party if you know what I'm saying;) Black heels need to be comfortable. Most parties do not have seating for everyone, so wear something you can stand in all night- a must.
3. Finally, the tops on the right are my holiday tops with some color for more casual parties. These are great with a pair of black skinnies and black riding boots (great for standing- and dancing all night). I also love them with a fun necklace, preferably long and with fringe on it. Oh, and don't forget the stacked bangles and dark n' moody nail polish!
HOLIDAY PARTY RULES 'N TIPS:
And Finally, Merry Christmas and have fun! Remember that perspective is everything, so smile and enjoy yourself. Where ever you may be.