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2014 holiday fashion trends
‘Tis the season to get FANCY (I-G-G-Y) — you’ll probably be hearing that song a lot too. Yes, that’s right, it’s holiday party season people. So, what are you going to wear?
Since this season’s holiday trends are a continuation of what was shown on the fall 2014 runways, it won’t be hard to infuse a little New York, Paris, London or Milan into your outfit choices. The possibilities are endless.
Here are a few key trends you might want to consider:
Wearing white to a holiday party is nothing new, and monochromatic whites are a holiday staple. So if you have already considered an all white outfit for a party, you’re on the right track. However, it might not hurt to experiment with different shades of white, or even grey. Also, you don’t need to wait until spring to wear pastels, this holiday season has no rules.
It’s okay to mix and match. Separates can be merged from the pieces you find most comfortable and elevated with a blazer, leather biker jacket or trench. Think about combining a short pleated skirt, a simple cable-knit sweater, leggings and strappy sandals. This trend dominated the fall 2014 Saint Laurent runway and is a non-fussy look for any party — casual or formal.
It may seem odd but the floral trend is back this winter. Mother nature’s garden is resilient this year, well on clothes at least. Designs from D&G and Valentino featured floral printed cocktail dresses, and stores like H&M have already incorporated this trend into their current “party” collection.
The Bling Ring
“Shine bright like a diamond” if you’re thinking of sticking to the classic black on black this holiday, try to incorporate a lot of bling. It’s about excess and a party is as good a time as any to go overboard. Stack your rings, your bracelets and maybe a couple necklaces too — be “icy”. Make your accessories the “pop of colour”.
Great news, your flannels are good all year round! Plaid was very prominent on the fall/winter runways this year. While many associate plaid with pyjamas and the comforts of being warm indoor by a fire drinking eggnog, it’s time for plaid to get out of the house and make it to the party, preferably drunk.
Whichever trend you decide to incorporate into your party look, it’s important to remember that at the end of the day, you are trying to impress your peers so don’t look a mess!