HOLIDAY OUTFITTING + LAYERING PT. II
The holidays are here! If shopping for gifts wasn't hard enough, finding the perfect look to wear to this season's gatherings can be just as stressful. I dedicated the Winter Sip'N Style to help inspire your outfits for every event this season may bring from now til the rest of the year! I hope you enjoy the looks and become a little more aware of what works best for you and your body shape while reading too. If you're unsure of your body type, check out the chart here! Don't forget to shop the looks through the tags on each photo using Donde!
SLEIGH THE DESK TO DINNER HOLIDAY PARTY
KHALIA B., CLIENT
With the laundry list of events you have coming up - I'm pretty sure there will be a day that work holiday celebrations conflict with a personal engagement. Khalia's look is a perfect representation of how versatile and seamless party hopping can be with a simple jacket change! The jean jacket offered a casual, cool vibe to the look for a great day of drinks and holiday cheer in the office; while, the blazer elevated the look in a chic way for a night out with the girls. Her jacquard pants were the focal point of the look and I loved the fact that they were dressy in a subtle way. The other elements, like the white button-up, hat, loafers, and red lip kept the look classic, the statement necklace, and clutch were the perfect hits of shine the look needed.
BODY TALK: Full Hourglass- defined waist, bigger thighs, round bottom, and hips.
Khalia's figure needs waist defining elements to complement her frame. Tucking in her shirt and draping a jacket over the outfit, provided the waist cinching that she needed. Khalia is also petite, which means she needs the right proportions to lengthen her legs and torso, especially since she isn't wearing heels. Having a jacket that hits right below the hip or mid hip helped elongate the overall outfit and kept her from looking frumpy. This look is suitable for most body types. If you're on the straighter side, feel free to keep the shirt untucked if you're going to wear heels. If your bottom is flat, and pants aren't flattering on you, try this look with a fit and flare skirt.
SLEIGH THE CHRISTMAS DINNER
GERMANEE G., LEAD STYLIST
Say goodbye to your typical sweater and denim look and take it up a notch at this year's Christmas dinner! This outfit is perfect if you're looking to make a lasting first impression on your significant other's family or even great for a holiday party. The floral peplum jacket is a showstopping piece, while the skirt and gold accessories play up the look without over doing it.
BODY TALK: Pear- smaller chest, wider/curvier hips
Waist definition is key to the Pear frame (especially for petite ladies). Peplum tops help to do just that, which made this jacket quite perfect, paired back to the fit and flare skater skirt. This look works well for hourglass, pears, and apples. If you're straighter, try this look with a pencil skirt or leather skinny pants.
SLEIGH THE NEW YEARS EVE PARTY
MILLENA S., CLIENT
Who needs a sequin or velvet dress when you can stand out in all white to watch the ball drop this New Year. Millena's look is both chic and sexy with the sheer and ostrich feather details. The gray coat topcoat was definitely a perfect complement for the cold NYE night ahead and the silver touches from the clutch and shoes were the exact hint of shine needed to complete and elevate the look.
BODY TALK: Neat Hourglass- defined waist, defined bust, neat bottom and hips.
Millena is a slim/neat hour glass - her waist is defined but hips aren't as curvy as a full hour glass. Although she is able to wear straighter silhouettes, its still nice to have waist definition to show off her curves. Her smaller bust helped offer balance to the volume in the skirt. If you have a larger chest, I'd suggest wearing a plunge neck instead of a higher neck to give the outfit a break and show skin. If you are straighter and want to achieve this look, try an embellished top with white wide leg pants - to show off your frame but still be impactful!
SLEIGH THE COLD
TASHANA S., CLIENT
Cozy up in chic, monochromatic layers. Tashana's look shows that layering doesn't mean you have to look frumpy while trying to beat the cold. Styling the midweight sweater back to a tie front asymmetrical skirt, the burgundy tones played off of each other nicely, while the suede shoes provided soft textural play. The camel topcoat was the perfect layering piece to complete the look and add dimension to the burgundy.
BODY TALK: Inverted Triangle- Squared shoulder line, little definition between waist and hips, larger top and narrow bottom.
Tashana's lean frame makes it easy to layer and play with oversized elements. However, If you are similar in shape, don't forget to create curves since your top is half is bigger than the bottom. The asymmetrical mini skirt added volume and dimension - something a pencil skirt can do with a hour glass or pear but not with a lean column, triangle, or rectangle. Half tucking the shirt also helped to define her waist. If you love this look but you're curvier - go for a pencil or aline back to a fitted sweater.
GERMANEE, LEAD STYLIST
Between holiday shopping and family kickbacks, you're going to need an outfit that's both cute, warm and comfortable - and I know you're too chic for sweats. A turtleneck and a high-waist pair of pants is all you need under an oversized statement cardigan to stay comfy and cool. I stylized the look with a belt to cinch the waist and added a hat for a streestyle look.
BODY TALK: Pear- smaller chest, wider/curvier hips
Waist definition is key to the Pear frame (especially for petite ladies). If you want to wear an oversized sweater, add a belt to cinch in your waist so you wont feel like your being swallowed by the extra fabric.