The new normal has gotten us to redefine everyday dressing. While some might have the notion that “understated” means plain, it’s that very simplicity in minimalism that gives us a new outlook (and ideas!) on styling basic staples. It also gives room to explore the beauty in the effortlessly elegant; whether that’s going monochromatic, playing with silhouettes, or spicing it up with fun prints. One thing’s for certain—it never means bland.
With the holidays around the corner, now’s the time to reacquaint and experiment with some beloved classics. But whether you’re looking to turn heads or keep it laid-back, these five looks are sure to impress at your year-end soirées.
Dip into your grunge side with a monotone palette and consider choosing one with details that will complement the cut—we always gravitate towards a slit moment, as it adds a sultry, feminine flair. Pair with some lace-up heels or go the vintage boho route with some leather boots and you’re ready to turn any party.
Christmas lunch with the family
What else than a turbo-charged red to get you into the festive spirit? Off-shoulders have been a mainstay in every girl’s wardrobe for the longest time. 2020’s version of this shoulder-baring style is smocked and flowy and when worn in a flaming shade, that alone already makes a statement. Dress up with some square-toe heels and dainty metallic jewelry or let the color do the talking and keep it relaxed with your favorite sleek sneakers.
Celebrations over Zoom
We’ve gotten our fair share of unconventional celebrations this year and for those who don’t feel like going glam or following a traditional party look, jumpsuits are the easiest way to effortlessly dress up. Punch up a one-piece look by opting for some texture—such as stonewash a.k.a the trendy tie-dye’s subtler sister—and some playful sleeve shapes. Keep the rest clean and comfy with some hoops, platform trainers, and a mini bag and you’re set to strut no matter how you choose to celebrate.
NYE Dinner at a swanky restaurant
As trends rotate every season, the classics always find themselves back to us and there’s nothing better to bring the vintage vibes than a 70s-reminiscent mini dress. A frilly cut and front-tie detail revamp this silhouette into a more modern version that’s easy to bring from day to night. The plunging neckline also makes it a great match to layer with an oversized blazer for outdoor festivities.
Christmas with your beau’s family
Last but definitely not least, we’ve talked about the feisty red being the fool-proof way to steal the spotlight but what more when it’s spiced up with some patterns? A wrap v-shape neckline in any dress is universally-flattering and makes room for layering accessories. Trust an ensemble like this to be the bold piece that you reach for without worrying about going over the top. It’s chic and comfy - perfect for when celebrating with your in-laws. Wear it with your best pointed or open-toe block heels, and get ready for the compliments.