Christmas might be over, but your party circuit has just begun. Attend every event with confidence and supreme style. Don’t be that girl who obsessively tries on everything in her closet: Have a game plan, trust your gut, and make the early resolution to try something fresh and different. Here are some rules to get you in the right direction.
C is for Comfort
Whether you’re attending a New Years Eve party, a friend’s dinner party, or just happy hour with the girls, comfort is key. While many of us have sacrificed comfort for fashion numerous times, think before you head out the door. You should be able to sit down without pulling at your dress every 2 seconds. You should be able to stand up without hiking your top up. You should be able to walk from one side of the room to the other without looking like an uncomfortable mermaid, and so forth. I’m not talking about oversized moomoos, but there’s a happy medium where you can look fabulous and breathe at the same time. Same thing goes for footwear. While you know you look hot in Louboutin-esque razor thin stilettos, unless you’re a bonafide heel master, try a more comfortable pump. Holidays are meant to be enjoyed. Pick an ensemble where you can stay on your feet, dance all night, and still turn heads. Check out this dazzling number by Decode 1.8 as an example.
That Wow Factor
Some women might fear other women showing up in the same ensemble, but unique, fashionable femmes know how to find that standout dress. Take your time and peruse brands that are sometimes lesser known. You’ll be surprised at what you find. And even if, heaven forbid, another woman dare wear that dress, make sure you put your stamp on it by choosing original, vintage-inspired accessories. If you are tempted to wear that trusted little black dress, make sure to merchandise it up with some special, intricately detailed shoes. These stunning styles by Poetic License are a perfect example.
All that Glitters
I’m not talking about Mariah Carey’s Oscar-worthy performance in the movie Glitter, but rather that extra punch and pizazz that makes all the difference. New Years, your birthday, and any other big night demands more than some lip gloss and brown eyeliner. Add some party flair to your ensemble and sprinkle on some glitter. Whether it’s a bit on your eyes, some sparkling cream on your arms, or a sequined bedazzled clutch, crank up the bling-bling factor with a dose of the sparkly stuff.
To really feel your best, highlight your favorite part of yourself. If it’s your baby blue eyes, then wear intensifying make-up, if you’ve been told your gams can compete with Gisele’s, then wear a flirty mini and apply some bronzer. Have the shiniest, longest locks? Get your hair done and sport a bold new do’. Whatever it is, be confident that you’re highlighting your favorite feature, and you’re bound to have a fabulous night.