Not a minute too soon.
It’s time to think about what we’ll be wearing to holiday celebrations.
As much as I love black, and you know how much I love black, I think it would be refreshing to think about adding some color to our holiday wardrobes. Let’s assume, for the sake of my post, we’re popular and have more than one soirée on our calendar this year. In that case, we could wear black for one and then break out of our comfort zone for the others.
What do you think?
Halsbrook has asked me to tell you about its special holiday sale: 30 percent (more) off all of its sale items with the code HOLIDAY2016 at checkout. You will be surprised and delighted to discover that some of the clothes and accessories could be reduced as much as 65 percent from the regular prices — talk about giving ourselves a Christmas present(!)
To show you some of my dress-up ideas, I’ve put together three sets:
1.) RED: What color says “holiday” more vibrantly than red? I decided that red-on-red-on-red would be the best way to approach the happy hue. Why not? More is more, right? I think we need an injection of bold and bright this year to lift our spirits. To round out the theme, a clear red manicure and a serious rouge pedicure.
2.) Navy Blue: Instead of black, the canvas for the print on the oh-so-pretty party dress is navy blue. Since there is a lot going on with the frock, it’s not necessary to pile on the accessories. In fact, it would be a mistake. The dress has a message that does not deserve to be interrupted by unnecessary embellishment. As for the bejeweled belt, you may or may not want to add it to this dress, a simple navy grosgrain ribbon would be a pretty complement to mark the waist.
Still, that belt is irresistible and could add just the right sparkle to something we already own.
3.) Black (and Gold): Yes, OK, this is a black ensemble, but it has so much style and so many after the holidays possibilities that I couldn’t resist. Imagine breaking the pieces apart and all the ways you could wear them for years to come. The silk georgette blouse with the bishop sleeves is so appealing. I just ordered it.
To make the outfit more interesting, instead of a black coat, one in rich, subtle “evergreen.”
And, for those of you who really, really want another Little Black Dress (and believe me, I do understand), you have myriad choices when you click over.