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The city is illuminating and the season of festive fetes is in full swing. Our calendars are filling up with celebrations and if you are hosting, organizing, or Christmas shopping, chances are you’re left with little time to orchestrate outfit ideas. From toasting with your colleagues to ringing in the new year, here are some styling options that will have you looking chic and Savvy and hopefully put an end to the dreaded “what to wear” dilemma this party season.
Whether you are going as a date or attending your own company holiday party, it is always wise to maintain a level of professionalism. Aim to strike a balance between cocktail attire and business formal, skipping the skintight varieties and opting for an effortless yet elegant style.
A tuxedo pant in a luxe material, paired with a tucked in silk/satin (or synthetic blend) blouse is a polished and refined look, yet still departs from your everyday uniform. Go festive with a jeweled necklace and clutch and add some sex appeal with a sky-high pump and a deep red manicure.
-Tuxedo pant (luxe fabric): J.Crew (around 21,000JPY, netaporter.com)
-Jeweled Necklace: Banana Republic (around 7,990 JPY)
School Holiday Concert/ Holiday Program
Concerts and winter programs are typically in the cards for mothers, caretakers and school staff during the holidays. Similar to an office soiree, it is sensible not to cross the line between festive and inappropriate.
Keeping the holiday novelty vest and snowman motive sweaters tucked away in the closet, opt for a high neckline such as a thin knit turtleneck and pair it with a leather or jacquard pencil skirt. Structured yet jovial accessories add a perfect touch to the evening outfit and polish the ensemble with an on-trend statement overcoat and leather gloves. Lipstick in spiced hues or matte nude bring warmth and grace to the look.
-Jacquard Pencil Skirt- Altuzarra forTarget (around 7,400JPY)
-Roll Neck Sweater: Next Direct (around 4,667 JPY)
-Statement Overcoat: Zara (around 9,990 JPY)
-Cross body bag: PourLa Victoria (around 12,000 JPY)
Leather gloves: H&M (2,490 JPY) Hm.com/jp
Earrings: H&M(around 500 JPY)
Christmas brunch with Friends
If you are invited to a friend’s home or your crew all plans to congregate at a fancy restaurant, a formal brunch is always a lovely reason to dive into the holiday spirit with a fun and feminine outfit.
A taffeta or midi skirt, paired with a form fitted sweater or cashmere top is a great choice for a daytime celebration. Pair with a biker jacket and ankle booties to bring edge to the prettiness of the skirt and sweater. Big framed sunglasses and a deep blue manicure will add some glam to the chic look.
-Midi Skirt: Topshop (around 7,000 JPY)
-Cropped Cotton sweater: J.Crew (around 15,000JPY)
Biker Jacket: Maje (around 110,000 JPY)
Sunglasses: Armani Exchange (around 15,000JPY)
Ankle Boots: Asos (around 5,200 JPY)
New Years Eve Party
Time to get your party shoes on! All your reservations for the office, school and fancy restaurant can be put to rest and it’s time to let loose. Bring on the bling and ring in the New Year with style and glam.
Winter white hues, blush and nudes are all the rage this season so opt for a monochromatic look with fun details. This nude hued crepe, embellished mini dress paired with nubuck sandals is the perfect canvas for your new years outfit. Stay warm between parties with a long overcoat and fur stall. Accessorize with a blush tone clutch and lean toward mauve lip colors and frost hued makeup to create a beautiful pale pink look.
-Crepe Mini Dress: Needle and Thread (about 42,000 JPY)
-Nubuck Sandals: Shutz (about 23,000 JPY)
Overcoat: Topshop(around 16,000)
-Clutch: Aldo(around 5,200 JPY) asos.com
Fur Stall: Zara(around 5,990)