Holiday Style Reinvented: Here’s How to Get Festive in 2021

Holiday Style Reinvented: Here’s How to Get Festive in 2021

It is that time of year again where Christmas parties, long lunches, end of year drinks and holiday celebrations begin. It’s expensive, it’s busy, but oh my, isn’t it FUN and worth the outfit investments.

Another long year of life and work is close to passing us by. We all deserve to put a pair of heels on, a fun dress and celebrate into the last moments of 2021.

You may find that the neutral pieces in your wardrobe or that you tend to gravitate to when shopping keeps getting pushed aside or further to the back of the close.

When you start to reach for the classic festive palette: watermelon reds, an array of greens, and the luxe metallic palette are a go-to for this time of year and the celebrations you will be attending.

To keep that effortless summer ease alive, here are a few tips for styling the festive looks that will take you into any crowd this silly season!

Midi length styles are great to start when finding your festive looks. It offers a light and refreshing silhouette that can work for daytime and evening occasions. You can achieve this in either a dress or a top and skirt combination. Dress your looks up with a stylish summer heel, or keep it casual with a flat or sneaker for those low key celebrations.

GET THE LOOK: Desert Island Jacquard Bodice $219.00, Desert Island Jacquard Skirt $379, Veronika Maine. Oversized Black Leather Clutch $125, COS. All Sorted Resin Bangles From $55.00 each, Dinosaur Designs.

Prints are also an excellent investment for this time of year. They bring a bit of fun and depth to your fashion picks. Look for florals and prints that remind you of the summer holiday feeling paired with the fresh Queensland breeze. Prints are perfect for layering if you are daring or worn alone with your basics for a more subtle statement. Take your printed pieces to a ladies lunch, beachside brunch or share your festive fun side at your office Christmas party.

If you’re anything like me, the next few weekends are full of social happenings; having a new outfit for every event can be quite the challenge for your bank account, especially with Christmas just around the corner. Don’t be afraid to mix and match pieces. Spend extra time and money on pieces that work well together and on their own; use the three look rule, can the garment be worn three different ways? This way, you’ll get the most wear out of every look without anyone catching on to this little secret.

GET THE LOOK: Silk Cotton Tie Back Dress $325.00, Stretch Tech Bustier $205.00, Cue. Gathered Clutch $79.95, Seed Heritage. All Sorted Resin Bangles From $55.00 each, Dinosaur Designs.

My tip for accessories is uncomplicated. Keep it simple. You’ll most likely be wearing bright and bold outfits for festive celebrations, so work with black and white accessories to keep your look feeling effortless, chic and luxe. This way, they will also be helpful across the looks in your festive wardrobe.

Remember: celebrate in style, have fun with your looks, the midi length will be your best friend this season.