It's hard enough deciding what to wear for a regular night out, so when holiday party season arrives, the thought of having to come up with multiple ensembles can be a tad bit overwhelming. Thankfully, our fashion blogging friends are professionals when it comes to soiree-styling. We've taken some notes from their recent outfits to come up with five simple tips for how you should conquer your next holiday party get-up.
WEAR SOMETHING BOLD
While it's easy and stress-free, don't settle for a LBD. What better excuse than the holidays to be as festive as possible with your outfit's fabric and colors. We think a fun and playful animal print dress, like this one worn by Cupcakes and Cashmere's Emily Schuman, is a stylish and unique way to stand out at any party.
DON'T BE AFRAID TO BE TOO MATCHY MATCHY
If mixing different pieces together is giving you a headache, don't be afraid to don an entirely matching ensemble like Aimee Song of Song of Style. Coordinating top and skirt sets and color-blocking with the same hues have been all over the runways and is a trend that we think will continue to be huge in 2014.
MAKE A STATEMENT (WITH YOUR ACCESSORIES)
If you're on a budget and can't afford to buy multiple dresses for every single party, it's totally OK (because you shouldn't anyways). Instead, invest in a few statement necklaces to dress up any old outfit, like this chunky silver necklace worn by Sincerely Jules.
WEAR SOMETHING SHINY
As we mentioned earlier, the holidays are truly the best (and only) excuse to wear your most ostentatious outfits. This season means the more sequins, the merrier, like Le Blog De Betty's festive top. Why not give the ornaments are run for their money?
Finish any outfit with the perfect pout. Even if you're not feeling totally sure about your outfit, a couple swipes of lipstick will make you feel dressed up and ready for any holiday party. Consider shades of red, pink, and even purple. And if you're expecting high-mistletoe activity, here are our tips for making your lipstick last all night long.