Monday, December 9, 2013

Mission: Holiday Fashion

The invitations are rolling in, and it’s time to celebrate the season.  Whether it’s your office party or a night out on the town, we've done your style homework for you.  Below are head-to-toe fashion ideas courtesy of Linda Martinez with Styled Now! who pulled the looks from our local favorite, Sloan Boutique.  And our very own, Orange Olive Hair Gallery team chose the coordinating hair styles to compliment the looks.  Best of all, in addition to providing helpful photos they have given commentary on each look to help you get started.  All the work’s been done for you, grab a cocktail and enjoy this time to dress up and shine!  Happy Holidays!


OFFICE PARTY



The Outfit
The great thing about an office party, no matter where you work, is that all you need is one key element to change your professional attire into festive attire. Replace your jacket for a matte sequined duster or boyfriend blazer to instantly jazz up your skirt or pantsuit. If your field is a little more creative or lenient, then a beaded skirt in a dark tone is the perfect way to mix it up. Or you can try a bold new seasonal color silk top or a bold, statement piece of jewelry. All of these ideas will instantly add Holiday cheer to your everyday work attire

The Hair
A perfectly un-perfect loose tousled bun with soft pieces falling from the fringe & volume at the crown is the perfect statement to make at your work party this year. Those days of super-polished hairstyles are gone. Undone is the new done; but you have to make it look like you tried... Just not too hard.

If your hair is shorter, we say go straight & sleek with a nicely flat ironed bob to make a point and show off those intentional angles. Let your outfit say the rest.


CASUAL CHRISTMAS PARTY



The Outfit
While dressing for a casual party seems to require not much thought for some, here are some tips for others. This is the perfect time to introduce a trend into your wardrobe and try it out. For example, instead of your great black cashmere sweater, find a black sweater or top that has a leather sleeve. Pairing this with jeans or waxed denim is an easy, casual holiday outfit. Add some jewels and great boots and head off to the party. Also the midi or hi-lo skirt is a great festive party skirt for any occasion. These skirts can be worn casually with a fitted tee or nice sweater. Add some wedge or heeled booties to finish off your look.

The Hair
Finish off a fab casual look with some sassy hair to match. This messy updo is simple to do at home with a few bobby pins, a curling iron & hairspray. Let the back fall loose and be sure to get that volume at the front. Have fun!


DRESS UP PARTY AT THE COUNTRY CLUB



The Outfit
This year black is the strongest player in the fashion world. This simple, yet elegant black sequined lace dress is perfect for women of any age.  Because of the nude sheer underlay, choose jewelry in warm tones to compliment the dress. Keep the silhouette strong by using a black shoe and clutch. Because of the style of dress, many styles of shoes work. You can choose a pointed, single sole stiletto, a strappy heel or a platform, whichever suits your personality.

The Hair
Sexy, sophisticated, not overdone. Sleek playful side curls with a gentle side part and volume; an adorable and fun style for a night on the town.


DRESS UP PARTY AT THE NIGHTCLUB



The Outfit
Here is where you can have the most fun. Dressing up for the holidays is not about choosing a cute sparkly dress anymore, it’s about taking chances with all the great fashion trends and making them your own.  I can’t think of a better way to do that than with a sequined maxi skirt. Own it with a ribbed tee or tank and throw on a fur vest or leather moto-jacket and you are sure to make an entrance. Try a color block clutch and some fabulous heels to complete your new holiday attire and enjoy the festivities.

The Hair

Great Gatsby inspired side parted soft curls that swoop just so in the front add a vintage elegance to this welcomed revival. If you're trying to say fun and high style this season, try this look to complement any celebration.

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