Styling the Holidays

Hello friends!

Do the holidays fast approaching have you stumbling on what to wear or thinking, I have nothing to wear?! Ha! This time of year is my absolute favorite, but that’s not to say it doesn’t come with a few mild stresses. What to wear for family photos, or to your company Christmas party can be a little overwhelming to say the least, but I’m here to tell you, it doesn’t have to be at all! In case you’re wondering, the dress I’ve chosen to feature today will be my go-to this season for our family Christmas party and would even be a great option for family photos. I plan on wearing it to many events this winter and will be styling it differently each time. A similar velvet wrap dress is linked below under wedding guest options. Check it out!

Now, let’s begin with family photos. The rule of thumb is to ALWAYS choose your outfit before anyone else in the family. You’ve probably been told this but it truly is vital and will be the piece you’ll use to coordinate and style the rest of your family. Also, another standard concept in coordinating is that the pieces you choose for your family don’t have to match perfectly. Coordinating doesn’t mean to all wear the exact same sweater or shirt and match colors identically, except if you have twins, children close in age or the same gender, then match away mama’s, if you so choose! Also, allow the smallest child in the family to stand out with a fun print! For instance if you have a little girl, put her in a floral dress or polka dots of a coordinating but not a matchy-matchy color. Keep things relatively simple but don’t hesitate to use different prints and colors that compliment one another. Small dots, a plaid, and even adding a simple tee or button down can be so effortless, yet make your photos pop. Last tip, don’t stress and enjoy the process! Reference the two options below for more insight.

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Secondly, winter weddings are such a beautiful concept, yet can be a challenge considering what to wear as a guest, especially depending on weather predictions. Each dress below would be so pretty paired with a faux fur jacket and tights. From velvet and lace, to booties and heels, you be the judge on what fits the occasion best. Nevertheless, you’ll be sure to make the guest list and a statement in any of these elegant pieces.

Lastly, dressing for company Christmas parties and events. The idea of a cute off the shoulder dress, or a fun blazer and possibly even a touch of sequins or leather is, in my opinion, promotion material! 🙂 Okay, maybe I’ll take it down a notch, but these are a few examples that say, I’m professional but I’m here to party! Keep it tasteful but have a little fun putting your outfit together. I love the idea of leather pants or leggings with an oversized blazer and a fun shoe or the cute leopard dress linked below paired with red or black booties.

When the time comes to begin shopping for your holiday wardrobe, I hope this resource will be of assistance to you and will be a post to refer back to for the basics in the future. Whether its annual family photos, or your best friends wedding, I wish you a happy, healthy and safe holiday season!

 

 

Happy Monday and thanks for stopping by!

 

 

 

XO- Chelsi

 

4 thoughts on “Styling the Holidays

  1. Another fun blog post! Beauty shines in these pictures and posted with great tips for Holidays or Weddings!
    Love You! Momma

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