HOW TO TAKE THIS SEASON’S HOTTEST TRENDS TO YOUR HOLIDAY PARTY

By: Mikaela Wightman of SHOPAHOLMIK

Now that you’ve shopped all of your favourite fall/winter trends and filtered them into your wardrobe accordingly, it’s time to shift gears and start thinking holiday. With the hustle and bustle of the holiday season fast approaching, the last thing you want is to be up a party and down an outfit. Here are three of this season’s biggest trends and how to take them to your holiday parties. 


LADY IN RED

Move over little black dress, and make room for the colour of the season: red.

This head turning hue automatically bodes a festive flare, making it the perfect pick for the holiday party circuit.

When dressing up is in order, be bold in a power red frock with sheer details and exaggerated sleeves. Can’t commit just yet? Ease your way into this bold trend with a pair of red boots. Sleek, slouchy, short or tall, they will add a festive pop of colour to any holiday look. For the less-fancy gatherings, red velvet is no longer only your favourite cupcake flavour. Opt for a luxe red velvet pencil skirt for a holiday dinner or more casual affair. Pair it with a sheer top or embroidered silk blouse and you’ve found your parties’ perfect match. 

  Max Mara FW 2017/18    www.vogue.fr

Max Mara FW 2017/18

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  Versace FW 2017/18    www.vogue.fr

Versace FW 2017/18

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  Fendi FW 2017/18

Fendi FW 2017/18


SUIT UP

This 'borrowed from the boys look' works both in the conference room and the cocktail lounge. Polished and powerful, pantsuits are the easiest way to transition from the office to the office party this holiday season.

Layer a sexy body suit under your blazer to reveal after hours, throw on a killer pair of heels at the end of the day, and bring on the mulled wine.

Remember, in fashion there are no rules. If your event requires a dressier ensemble, treat your pantsuit as separates and wear a structured suit jacket over your favourite flowy dress. With such versatile pieces, you can create endless holiday looks, and with a full calendar of festivities, you’ll need them! 

  Altuzarra FW 2017/18    Photo: Umberto Fratini

Altuzarra FW 2017/18

Photo: Umberto Fratini

   Victoria Beckham Fall 2017    Photo: Imaxtree

 Victoria Beckham Fall 2017

Photo: Imaxtree

  Maison Margiela Fall 2017 Ready-To-Wear    Photo: Yannis Vlamos / Indigital.tv

Maison Margiela Fall 2017 Ready-To-Wear

Photo: Yannis Vlamos / Indigital.tv



  Marco de Vincenzo    Photo: Getty

Marco de Vincenzo

Photo: Getty

HIGH SHINE

Shining and shimmering silver statement pieces are a sure way to stand out this holiday season. A fashion statement that once represented either fancy or futuristic is taking a more ready-to-wear approach.  

Lamè dresses, silver metallic skirts, and sequin handbags bring contemporary elegance and are your holiday party go-tos’. For a more subtle addition of sparkle to your look, consider this season’s biggest shoe trend: glitter boots. The disco ball won’t be the only thing sparkling this year.

  Isabel Marant     Photo: Getty

Isabel Marant

Photo: Getty

  Saint Laurent Fall 2017 Ready-To-Wear    Photo: Yannis Vlamos / Indigital.tv

Saint Laurent Fall 2017 Ready-To-Wear

Photo: Yannis Vlamos / Indigital.tv

  Balenciaga Fall 2017/18    www.vogue.fr

Balenciaga Fall 2017/18

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  Zimmermann Fall 2017    Photo: Imaxtree

Zimmermann Fall 2017

Photo: Imaxtree

GRACE STEWART