This post has been overdue – because the holidays are long gone – but still keeping in tone with the season and theme. One thing I’ve always struggled to find a solution, over the years, is putting to good use fancier clothes. I wrote here that party/fancy outfits are not necessarily my thing. Mainly because of the post-struggle where am I going to wear this to. When I was deciding on my wedding dress, I even tried to make it one I could wear with a denim jacket. Ha! But this year, I decided it was time to figure out how I could wear my party outfits, once the holidays were over.
I don’t want to have pieces in my closet that are only specifically used for one single purpose. We can’t include winter/summer clothes in the equation, let’s blame mother nature for that. And it’s also an opportunity to be creative and figure out different ways to wear different pieces.
The Slip Dress
Slip dresses, as mentioned here, are still going to be a huge thing in 2017. While they are totally on my party outfits list – especially with a bell sleeve knit under or a beautiful sparkly cardigan over. They can be tricky to wear after. If you’re trying to run away from the sexiness of the piece, try pairing with sneakers and your most laid back sweater. I style both pieces with a belt to get some shape out of them. Go easy on the make up and hair and voilá!
The Velvet Crossover Dress
This Zara dress (similar here), seen here, is a beautiful party outfit. It has all the wins: sparkle, softness, sexiness. It can be too much for a daily look. Think about caving in and adding a pair of your favorite skinny or mom jeans. To go with the shimmer, add a pair of loafers and put on a bright colorful lipstick – if your outfit is too dark. If on the other hand, you’re going for lighter colors, choose a bolder shade.
The Velvet Blazer
This option was the easiest for me to pair. The fanciness of this blazer (seen here) is so great, that only a ripped pair of Levi’s could do the trick. While still adding that classy theme, I paired it with a striped t-shirt and the beautiful ‘Hot Tahiti’ red from MAC. While the jeans make it too casually cool of an outfit, the shoes up the stakes. Iauza!