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The new rules for holiday dressing have been spoken – but before we get into more detail on what has changed, let’s be clear on one thing. Whether you’re celebrating Christmas, Hanukkah, New Years, or all together, one thing’s for sure: you’ll need an outfit.

The holiday season is officially upon us, and the options are looking pretty pretty good. Between sequins, velvet, metallic, tulle embroidered pieces, and winter florals, we’ve got a wide selection to choose from. Sure little black dresses can be cute and comfortable and never disappoint, but we think it’s time for a little change. You can’t tell us that by scrolling through Instagram and spotting fashion girls wearing all kinds of mix and matching trends, you don’t feel an ounce of missing out, can you? And there’s no denying that stepping out of your comfort zone can seem a bit risky and make you feel uncertain, but hey! you won’t know until you try, right?

Besides reaching for an unknown look and garment, there are other aspects of holiday dressing that you should actually look forward to. For one, it’s the only time of the year where there’s no such thing as too much. From glitter to sequins, and color-blocking, it’s acceptable to wear as much sparkly and out of the blue wacky pieces your heart desires.

So, let’s start with the current trends aka basics. Fun to look at sure, but how do wear them and how to pair them with the rest of your closet? Opt for a shiny accessory like a bag or a pair of shoes if you’re not quite ready for the full holiday look. Alternatively, go wild with the jewellery. When picking clothes, reach for one trendy piece if a full look is still too much. We recommend velvet or sequinned trousers with a classic top, or a silk midi skirt with an embroidered sweater. Ready to tackle your closet in quest of the perfect holiday style? Pick golden or metallic matching top and bottoms, a fringed sequin dress, or go down the colour road with mix and matching Christmas colours.

No time to waste, we’ve got just under 3 weeks to go until Christmas morning, which account for 20 days of dressing up for pre-Christmas celebrations in the form of office parties, mistletoe dates and friendly get togethers.

Scroll down to find 5 looks we’re ready to wear, and shop the pieces that speak to you most. While you’re at it, share what you bought in the comments below or tag us on Instagram!







Images: Anna Dello Russo

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