In December, I always get lots of requests for ideas for what to wear to holiday parties and other events.
My formula for getting dressed for these events isn't that different from the rest of the year. The secret is held in how you put your basics together to make them appropriate for the event. I never rush out to buy something for a special event. Never!
Look carefully at each of the items I am wearing. The sweater is normally worn with a pair of faded jeans and black short boots. The black pants are very basic ones that I wear anytime I want to look a little more special. I wear these Covered Perfectly tops all year round with every type of look. They are truly the best tops for layering with jackets, sweaters and ponchos or vests. They don't add bulk to your frame and they are made with the most luxurious knit fabric ever.
We met our friends for dinner before we attended the Symphony last evening. I got dressed in five minutes with virtually no stress. If you have great basics that serve you well, you can always put them together in ways that are appropriate for any event. Accessories change everything!
I am wearing a vintage Ralph Lauren sweater with a faux fur collar over a Covered Perfectly long sleeve simple comfort top and Lior Paris black pants.
I bookended my look. That means I repeated the coppery brown tones of the faux fur collar in the copper beaded shoes which are also several years old. The colors near my face are repeated in the colors of my footwear. That is called bookending. It can also mean wearing shoes the same color as your hair. This trick pulls a look together and balances it so that it always seems to work very well.
The reptile texture clutch bag is from S.M. Bradford Co. Hilton Head Island. My hair is almost hiding the silver earrings with small crystal stones. Two blingy crystal rings are the other accessories that make this look special for an evening look.