Merry Metallic + Bright
Photos by Chris Whonsetler + Styling by Laura Walters, Style Riot + Styling Assistant Brooke Tichenor + Hair and Makeup by Ashley Fuson at Radiate Sixty Hair Collective in Fishers
Add some glam to your holiday wardrobe with these four festive looks.
‘Tis the season for dressing up and going out. The holidays are the best time of year to add a little extra glamour to your look with embellished details, shiny statement pieces, and show-stopping textures —hello, velvet.
While the holidays can be stressful, getting dressed for all the parties and events on your calendar doesn’t have to be overwhelming. Use these four looks as inspiration and have some fun recreating them on your own. The only rule of holiday style you need to know: There’s no such thing as too much sparkle.
From the office holiday party to New Year’s Eve, this look is perfect for just about everything on your calendar this season. A purple velvet blazer adds a rock ‘n’ roll vibe to an otherwise tailored look, and a starry, sequined tank amps up the holiday sparkle and shine.
Tommy Hilfiger purple velvet blazer, $139; Anne Klein slim black ankle pants, $79; both at Macy’s (macys.com). L’Agence spaghetti strap slip sequin sank, $351; embellished eye pendant with black shells, $60; metallic beaded necklace, $100; all at Beauty & Grace (Carmel).
You can’t go wrong with a little faux fur when the weather turns frigid. In a creamy winter white, this chic sweater makes a bold statement but is versatile enough to dress up or down depending on the occasion. A sequined skirt and velvet heels add texture and pizazz.
Central Park West winter white cardigan with exaggerated sleeves and faux fur detail, $328 at Beauty & Grace (Carmel); champagne sequined pencil skirt and burgundy velvet buckle heels, stylist’s own.
Dance all night in this ‘70s-inspired velvet wrap dress complete with a flattering, plunging neckline and braided belt detail. The tailored coat with embellished collar keeps this look from venturing too far into Saturday Night Fever territory and instead, pulls the ensemble together with flair.
Misa Los Angeles Plum velvet wrap dress with braided belt, $238 at Beauty & Grace; Tahari Winter white embellished collar coat, $149 at Macy’s (macys.com); Silver drop necklace, $295 at Beauty & Grace (Carmel); Platform sandals, Stylist’s own
Jewel tones and metallic details can gussy up an outfit, but sometimes it’s best to just go bold with a big, bright holiday red. While this form-fitting dress is a classic, refined choice, bell sleeve details keep the look on trend. Leopard print pumps add a pop of unexpected texture.
Betsey & Adam red bell sleeve and white bell sleeve dresses, $119 each at Macy’s (macys.com); leopard print pumps and black beaded necklace, stylist assistant’s own.