Christmas Fashion Style Challenge
Christmas chic and how to look good.
For a nice social family get together whether it be for lunch/dinner try some slouchy trousers and a satin or feminine chiffon blouse with flat shoes. This is the season to be jolly and party but if you do not look after your feet you will not keep up with the festivities.
Fancy a few drinks out with your friends and work colleagues then maybe a shift dress worn over a black polo neck, to add a contemporary look to this try a patent leather belt, one that can be loosened if eating. To jazz it up a little if you know you are going to be out for the evening partying wear something with sequins, which shimmer and bring garments to life or try a strapless sweetheart neckline, great for getting noticed and brings that bit of spice into your life.
Night on the town or your big Christmas Eve works party then try a statement dress which is a slightly loose fit to allow for movement, so you can let your hair down and dance the night away, remember you are drinking so donâ€™t go for killer heels but a little bit of height does elongate your calf muscles and can add a more elegant look to your legs, especially if you have a short mini dress on, but be glamorous, not gangly.
You could also try opaque black tights to give your legs sheen, a godsend for us lily whites out there worn with a tunic dress to give an edgy urban vibe.
To keep your chic through out the day try knitwear with a metallic thread woven into the garment, a nice soft knit which is touchy feely, a tunic dress or long jumper finished of with a belt to camouflage the tummy, (after all they will chocolates galore temping you), opaque black tights or shiny calf length leggings and patent heels to top the look of.
The Christmas period is full with rich colours so try something in deep purple, sapphire blue or a deep burgundy or claret shade. Remember to exfoliate and get glowing skin, especially if you are going to wear a revealing dress, do this a few days before the big day and gradually build up a light tan prior to your event and not the night before as this could have streaky consequences.
Avoid getting your Christmas tinsel in a twist or making a bauble blunder.
While it is daylight is not a good idea to have your cleavage on show or wear lurex during the day. Tan tights are a no no as well, keep to the opaque black colour and you can not go wrong.
Accessories, the biggest faux pas is wearing your day bag with your evening outfit, indulge in a little handbag happiness and adorn your arm with a diamante-encrusted clutch bag or maybe a deep shaded velvet wrist bag, for a more rock chick vibe a dome studded bag can accomplish this.
Do not forget jewellery for this season I personally prefer a little sparkle so simple and not over encrusted with diamonds. If you are wearing more classic cut outfits and block colours then contrasting bangles can be worn to shake things up a little or even a good nail vanish can add those finishing touches to you style.
For a more casual Christmas look try throwing a sexy blazer or fabulous biker jacket over a party frock, very in this season. If it is more of a showstopper look that you want to achieve then bright pink is the colour to paint the town this year, hot of the catwalks just add smooth charcoal grey hosiery and a pair of patent heels and you are there.
Thought of the day, leg warmers are not friends, lock them up and keep them for the days that you are not going to open your curtains.