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Red, Green and Holiday All Over

Holiday Dressing

I love the Holiday Season and holiday dressing is one of my favorite things.

The holidays are the PERFECT time of year to combine new, old, vintage and designer into a fa la la tastic look.

Holiday dressing doesn’t have to be ALL over-the-top kitsch (aka ugly Christmas Sweaters and Tinsel Crowns) it can also be chic and subtle.

Try taking a current trend and incorporating it into your holiday look.

Folkloric details such as embroidery, ruffles and high necklines are truly having a moment right now.  Fashion inspired by the artisans of yesteryear has been spotted everywhere from Paris to Milan with luxury brands such as Gucci reviving folksy fashion elements.

Folksy details create a rich color story with fabrics that look as if they’ve been woven by hand and embroidered with care.

I personally am totally digging this vintage revival and something about it makes it PERFECT for holiday dressing.

It was love at first sight for me and this Unique Vintage dress.

When I first saw it I thought “Hello, Patsy Cline”.

…but once it arrived I realized that this dress is even more amazing and so much more versatile than I originally thought.  When paired with my favorite Christmasy-red vintage Pendleton cape it takes on an oh-so on-trend Austrian folksy Christmas vibe.  The green sleeves contrasting with the red cape framing the floral embroidery creates a chic vintage holiday mood.

Now all I need is a little snow and a one horse open sleigh to make the season complete!

How will you incorporate a current fashion trend into your holiday dressing?

What to wear for the holidays

Dressing for the Holiday Season

Unique Vintage Dress

Holday Dressing

Donald J Pliner Booties

Unique Vintage Dress

Red Green and Holiday all Over

Holiday Outfit Inspo

What I’m Wearing: Unique Vintage Black & Floral Embroidery Long Sleeve Flare Dress | Donald J Pliner Jorie Velvet Bootie | Kendra Scott Color Bar Ring | 1960s Vintage Pendleton Wool Cape (similar found here)| Nude Fishnet Tights |

Click to SHOP some of My Favorite Folksy Finds PERFECT for Holiday Dressing:

How to Add Color, Texture and Shine to Your Look

One secret every stylist knows is that color, texture and shine are the keys to giving your look depth.

When an outfit feels flat or that it’s “missing something”, try incorporating accessories, layering pieces and shoes that add color, texture or shine. This will give your outfit depth, which makes it look more interesting, eye-catching and “special”.

Texture is all about combining different materials that will create contrast and balance.   It’s about paying attention to the fabric’s details. It’s about balancing the hard and the soft.  Remember that opposites attract and beauty can be found in the contrast!  Smooth with rough, leather with lace.  It can be as simple as combining prints or layering different types of fabrics to compliment each other.

Color can be anything from adding a POP of color or skillfully pairing multiple shades in the same color family.  For Fall I love to play with a warm earthy pallet like  rusts, burgundies, forest greens, golds and browns.  The colors look lux and give off some serious Fall Vibes!

Shine doesn’t have to be full on disco ball.  It could be adding a glossy lipstick, pairing a metallic accented shoe, shiny beaded details and/or layering in a shimmery jacket.

Once you start experimenting with color, texture and shine you’ll see how easy it is!

I swear you will get more compliments than ever before on your look. Pieces you have worn a million times and were tired of will be reinvented and have new life!

Stylist’s Tip: Fishnets are hot again and one of the easiest ways to add in more texture! Try rockin’ this classic leg wear to add a bit of edge to an otherwise ladylike look.

Deal Alert:  I scored this brocade bootie for $25 at TJ Maxx this week and saw it at DSW for $139.99 the next day.  If you are looking for fun booties at a great price head to TJ Maxx they have a crazy good selection right now!

How to add Color Texture and Shine

Adding color, texture and shine to your look

How to add color, texture and shine to your look

How to add Depth to Your Look

Color, Texture and Shine

Color, Texture and Shine

Add Color texture and Shine to your Look

What I’m Wearing: Nanette Lepore Lace Sheath Dress (this one is from a couple season’s ago BUT H&M has an almost identical one in-store- it’s not available on-line)  | Miss Selfridge Cocktail Jacket (similar found here) | TOPSHOP High Neck Blouse (similar found here) | Alexander McQueen De-Manta Clutch | Franco Sarto Jubilee Brocade Bootie | Marilyn Monroe Fishnets |

Click to Shop some key pieces to add Color, Texture and Shine to your look this season: