The holidays are upon us, which means it’s time to amp up the glitz and glam to ensure maximum party perfection. Now don’t get me wrong, an LBD with a great pair of shoes and a classic bag is always a perfectly valid option, but this year why not step outside the box and reach for something that’s bound to turn heads. See how our new ‘Girl in Focus’ Britney Gill sparkles in some of this season’s hottest trends from metallics to in-your-face sequins to bold fabrics like velvet and faux-fur.
Perfect For: Holiday Brunch
Nothing screams "be merry" like sequins! This champagne coloured skirt with subtle diamond pattern is perfect for a daytime event but is also festive enough to work for an evening soiree. Pair with a blazer and thigh-high boots, a tailored blouse and pumps or a sweater and booties.
Sequined Skirt available at RW&CO $89.90*; Long Blazer available at Le Chateau $139.95*; Velvet Camisole available at Le Chateau $49.95*; Tassel Necklace available at Le Chateau $18*; Ring available at H&M $9.99*; Fold Over Clutch available at H&M $34.99*; Design Lab Lord & Taylor Slim Ankle Boots available at Hudson's Bay $179.99*.
Perfect For: A Night Out with Friends
Say hello to your sequined skirt's edgy cousin. Pleated midi skirts that were all the rage this spring/summer have now gone metallic just in time for the holidays. Metallics are BIG this season in everything from dresses to shoes to bags.
Metallic Midi Skirt available at H&M $49.99*; Cropped Bomber available at H&M $39.99*; Kate & Mel Shoulder Bag available at Town Shoes $69.95*; Choker Set available at H&M $14.99*; Ring Set available at H&M $14.99*; Steve Madden Slim Ankle Boots available at Town Shoes $120*.
Perfect For: New Year's Eve
No matter what kind of holiday party you're going to, most of the other party-goers will probably be wearing some sort of basic black ensemble under a basic black wool coat. This is your chance to stand out. Go big, go bold, go sparkly, go wild. Not a sequins fan? This coat would look amazing over anything. Another bonus - at the end of the night, you won't have any trouble finding your coat in the sea of wools.
Platinum Sequined Mini Dress available at GUESS $198*; Diana Faux-Fur Coat available at GUESS $148*; Haute Romance Studded Shoulder Bag available at GUESS $78*; Patent Ankle Boots available at H&M $69.99*.
*Prices quoted are regular prices, before taxes. Price and availability are subject to change. Please see stores for details.