Style Spotlight: Sultry Sophisticate

It’s November, which means that the holidays are right around the corner (I know, I’m in denial too). As we all know the holidays bring an inevitable onslaught of holiday parties, dinners, drinks and nights out – which means you need a lot (and I mean A LOT) of dressy looks. So, before we go full-on cheery holiday glam, embrace your sultry, dare-I-say naughty side – Santa won’t mind.

To achieve this month’s sultry yet sophisticated style, embrace flirtatious fabrics like lace and sheer, make a bold statement in bright red and don’t be afraid to show a little skin. Top this all off with a shot of confidence and femme fatale attitude, and you’re ready for anything November throws at you.

See how our ‘Girl in Focus’ Tara Teng styles some of this season’s hottest (and sultriest) pieces.

Perfect For: Date Night

"This look screams date night! The high-neck and long sleeves on this bodysuit make it sexy yet somehow demure. The bright red earrings and shoes add drama and would pair equally beautifully with jeans and a sweater." - Tara Teng

Daria Lace Bodysuit available at GUESS $79* Halle Sheer Skirt available at GUESS $79*; Stessy Satin Pumps available at Aldo $90*; Karl Lagerfeld Choupette Shoulder Bag available at Hudson's Bay $228*; Statement Earrings available at H&M $14.99*.

Perfect For: A Holiday Party

"I wasn't sure about this dress on the rack as it's not something I would normally pick up but I fell in love with it as soon as I put it on. Add in statement earrings and rose gold sandals and it's a total showstopper." - Tara Teng

Belted Wrap Coat available at Le Chateau $129.95*; Jimena Sheer Dress available at GUESS $138*; Steve Madden Satire Strappy Sandals available at Town Shoes $120*; Clutch available at H&M $34.99*; Statement Earrings available at H&M $14.99*.

Perfect For: A Formal Evening Event

"This dress is amazing! I love the bright red colour, off-the-shoulder neckline and those sleeves - no wallflowers here! Plus this dress was made in Canada!" - Tara Teng

Off-The-Shoulder Dress available at Le Chateau $150*; Velvet Box Clutch available at Town Shoes $49.99*; 424 FIFTH Gessa2 Open-Toe Shoes available at Hudson's Bay $129*; Gold Necklace available at H&M $12.99*.

*Prices quoted are regular prices, before taxes. Price and availability are subject to change. Please see stores for details.