From Left, Earrings: Alexis Bittar Teal Drops ($130) Ring: Rachel Zoe Square Ring ($165) Bag: BCBG Thea Clutch ($98) Shoes: Ann Taylor Strappy Sandals ($178) Jacket: Kovach Blazer ($295) Pants: Minnie Pant ($118)
Now that we’re headed into November, it’s probably time for a preemptive post about holiday attire. Here are two outfits for those of you who plan on making the rounds on the social circuit.
For a Holiday Dinner. This outfit combines the flirty, pretty t-shirt with a tuxedo blazer and a pair of skinny trousers. When paired with the right accessories, this classic combination has a chic metropolitan flair.
This tuxedo blazer has long clean lines with the perfect satin lapel. I just adore the cut of the jacket, especially in contrast to the oh-so-slim trouser. If you’re trying to nab this look for less, Tahari has a lovely option for $139 and Lauren Conrad has a $49 version at Kohl’s.
I chose a slim ankle trouser from J.CREW. I elected for black, but you could also wear a raspberry, burgundy, cobalt or off white pant if you prefer. You could also liven things up with a sequin pant or a leather trouser.
I chose a simple strappy sandal for ease, but you could also do a dramatic platform heel. But whichever style you choose, select something with a low vamp, a bit of foot helps balance the look of skinny trousers.
The rest of the accessories are a mix of teal and art deco. You could go for a red clutch, but that seems like an obvious choice. Teal or burgundy or cobalt would be better. As for the jewelry, if you’re looking for a less expensive ring with a similar look, this Sabine ring has the same deco flare.
For the hair, I would wear it in a high, bouncy ponytail. I might even grab some black ribbon and tie a bow in it, or just wrap it around the elastic. For the makeup, I would choose a dramatic winged liner with silver shadow and grey accents. And I would definitely paint my nails a deep purple like NARS Endless Night.
For a Holiday Cocktail Party. Every year, I dust off my cocktail dresses for the holiday season. I have one burgundy, one black and one charcoal with sequins. They make the rounds, and then head back in the closet. This year, I think it would be nice to do something a little different.
Here, I paired the t-shirt with a sequin maxi with bow detail at the waist and dramatic slit. Looking for something similar? This sequin ruched maxi is $195 and this Calvin Klein option is $140. With a plain skirt, I would tuck the shirt in and maybe, I’d add an inexpensive bow belt.
I kept the accessories simple with deco chandelier earrings and a grey leopard clutch. I chose these peep toes, but if you wanted to take a risk and be really fashion-y, you could try a rocker-chic ankle boot.
For the hair, I would put curl my hair into tight waves, mess it up with some texturizing spray, tease the crown and then pull it into a messy low bun. For the makeup, I would do an Old Hollywood look with black kajal liner, a gold wash on the eye lids, full brows and a red lip.