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December 19th, 2017 by Jennifer Beile 5 Unexpected Holiday Party Outfits

With the holiday season in full effect, you’re probably running around trying to get last-minute gifts, juggling multiple holiday parties, and trying to spend quality time with loved ones.  The last thing you want to stress about is what to wear while you’re already overextending yourself. You can certainly go for the tried-and-true formula—semi-formal, a dress or slacks, something with muted or jewel tones. Or, you can throw all the rules out the window, have fun and enjoy yourself in a bold look!

Below, I’ve rounded up five unexpected holiday party outfits to inspire you to celebrate the season in extra style!

 


Merry & Bright
Metallics are trending this season, and what better way to celebrate the holidays than by sparkling all night? Try mixing different tones and textures with your metallic pieces to create a unique look that will work for all your holiday parties.

 


Turn Up the Volume
Voluminous ruffles will make any outfit party-worthy! Don’t be afraid to mix two pieces that have ruffles, like Lauren does in this flouncy festive outfit!

 


Pretty, Pretty Prints
A fun print is an easy way to make a fashion statement! Beth’s velvet floral suit is amazing on it’s own, but pairing it with a statement takes it to next-level belle of the holiday ball status!

Follow Beth on her YouTube channel this month as she puts together 31 holiday outfits throughout December for even more holiday party style inspiration!

 


Velvet Revival
You can’t go wrong with velvet for the holidays, but instead of the wrap dress silhouette we’ve been seeing a lot lately, try a velvet maxi slip dress for versatility. Layer it with either a casual tee or a simple thin turtleneck for an easy yet chic party look.

 

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Dress Up Your Denim
Don’t throw your denim aside just yet; there are plenty of ways to dress up your denim to make them party-worthy! The most effortless way to dress up your denim is to focus on your layering pieces or statement shoes and accessories.

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December 13th, 2017 by Melanie Sutrathada 6 Ways to Wear Sequins this Holiday Season

Sequins always make a comeback around the holiday season. Whether you wear them all-over for maximum drama or you prefer them understated, there are ways to wear sequins for every personal style.

Scroll on to get fancy with sequins!

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Nobody does this trend better than the leading lady of Bows and Sequins. We’re loving how her sequined jacket gives her outfit that extra bit of flair.

 


If wearing an outfit decked out in sequins isn’t really your style, no biggie. Opt for a graphic tee with a sequined design and you’re good to go!

 


An all-over sequin dress makes for a show-stopping look that’s perfect for a New Year’s Eve celebration or the annual office party.

 


Tell me that a sequin top can’t be the life of the party, and I’ll show you otherwise!

 


Want to go in a more casual direction? Style a sequin top with a pair of boyfriend jeans.

 


Stick to wearing a solid color as your foundational layer, and pull on a gold sequin skirt for understated glamour.

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December 5th, 2017 by Jennifer Beile 7 Blogger-Curated Holiday Gift Guides

I’ll admit it: I am terrible at coming up with gifts for the holidays. Once in a while, I’ll surprise myself and come upon the perfect gift on my own, but my family will be the first to let you know that I’m that person that has to ask what you want (over and over).

So what do you do when you want a surprise and you’re out of gift ideas? You turn to your favorite bloggers! They’ve definitely saved me quite a few times during the holiday season. If you always need a little extra help picking out the perfect gift, check out some of my favorite blogger-curated holiday gift guides for this season!

 

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Grasie, Style Me Grasie
Grasie’s gift guides are my favorite this year! She has created five so far, including ones for the fitness buff and the home entertainer. By highlighting her favorite gifts  and including options under $50, Grasie’s guides will save you this holiday season! Check out all of Grasie’s gift guides here!

 


Jo, A Cup of Jo   
Jo has created gift guides to cover all your gift-giving needs! From your parents and siblings to your BFF and kids, Jo has affordable, creative gift ideas for everyone. Check out her gift guides here!

 


Samantha, Could I Have That?
Do you know someone who is always traveling, whether for work or for play? Samantha put together a brilliant gift guide for your jetsetter friend! Check out her guide here!

 


Kristen for Who What Wear
Who What Wear is pretty much my style bible, and I wasn’t disappointed with Kristen’s gift guide for the stylish person in your life! Find her gift ideas (for every budget!) here!

 


Aimee, Song of Style
A new year means renewed focus on getting healthy—at least for a few months. For those you know will stick it out, check out Aimee’s gift guide for your health- and fitness-obsessed friends!

 


Danielle, We Wore What
If your BFF is a fashion lover, chances are that she will love a gift featured on Danielle’s gift guide! See her gift guide here!

 


Emily, Cupcakes and Cashmere
If you’re on a budget—and let’s be honest, we all are, especially during the holiday season—Emily has a great $25 and under gift guide. Emily will be posting gift guides twice a week all month. You can view all her current guides here.

 

November 13th, 2017 by Melanie Sutrathada 6 Holiday Outfit Ideas to Try This Season

The countdown to the holiday season has already begun. Whether you’re scouring Pinterest for the perfect Friendsgiving recipe or shopping for presents for your loved ones, the last thing you’ll want to worry about is what to wear to all of your upcoming events. We’re here to help; here are six no-fuss holiday outfit ideas to make your season a little easier!

 

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For a dressier holiday event, opt for a black skater skirt with a hint of tulle. Incorporate forest green hues to make it look more festive.

 

There’s something about velvet textures that just screams “wear me!” during the holiday season. Layer a camisole or slip dress over an embellished turtleneck to add extra flair to your look.

 

Of course, pops of bold red or forest green are always a top choice for the holidays.

 

Want a comfy and fashionable dinner party look? Opt for a chunky knit sweater (it’ll help hide a food coma!) and a pair of black leggings.

 

Fashion goal for the rest of 2017: rock more sequins!

 

If these fashion tips don’t work for you, you can always go for a tried-and-true all-black outfit.

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June 21st, 2017 by Melanie Sutrathada What to Wear for the 4th of July

The Fourth of July is always a great reason to spend time with your loved ones and celebrate your love for good ole ‘Merica. Whether you’re heading to a barbecue or beach bonfire or camping out for fireworks, there’s an outfit for every occasion on Independence Day. Up your July 4th style game with a few outfit ideas from your favorite fashion bloggers. With these six easy outfit ideas, you’ll be looking patriotic in no time:

 

4th of July
Select a monochrome outfit (in red, white or blue, obviously) that’s perfect for rocking at a barbecue or picnic.

 

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Here’s an outfit that will take a few more pieces to pull off. Style nautical stripes with white outerwear and blue and red accents.

 

P3 - Hapa Time
There’s no better way to make a statement on the 4th of July than with a stars-and-stripes bodycon suit that does all the talking. This ensemble works great for celebrating at the beach, so don’t forget to layer on the sunblock!

 

P4 - Hello Fashion Blog
If you want a similar casual look for the holiday, try starting with a classic patriotic graphic tee, a pair of jeans and white sneakers. It’s comfy and cute—perfect for a barbecue and fireworks.

 

P5 - Publicist in Pearls
Red and white stripes are always a go-to pick for celebrating the 4th of July. Steal a page from The Golden Diamonds’s style playbook and pair a crop top with a striped midi skirt. Finish off this look with a star-patterned bag.

 

P6 - The Golden Diamonds
Is this not the cutest striped jumpsuit for celebrating the holiday? The best part is that this outfit doesn’t have to be worn exclusively for the 4th of July.

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