Holiday means metallic; this season the hot metallic hue is champagne. It’s not beige, it’s not pink and it’s a little goldish
with silver. This metallic is great for any skin tone because it encompasses both warm and cool undertones. Other great colors for party attire this season include deep purple and ruby red to Marsala. To balance the color is an abundance of black and white styles from high-end fashion houses. Head to toe black and head to toe winter white is what the chicest of fashionistas will wear this season.
70’s inspiration is seen in fashion this season, evening and party wear is no exception. 70’s vibe color combinations done
in sequins ala Dance Fever. Think disco. Deep necklines, long blouson sleeves and very short hemlines all harken back to when Saturday Night Fever was a way of life. This look should be done with hair and makeup that balances the strong look of this style. Simple hair, beachy waves might be best. With makeup, a soft lip with strong cat-eye may be a great look for you.
Try plaid with metallic threads. Plaid is everywhere this season, so of
course holiday collections will include a little plaid done with metallic threads. The metallic feel will offer a glimpse of formality, while the plaid still carries the weight of something more casual. Plaid might be a great choice for more casual affairs on your calendars: office parties, neighborhood get together, kids holiday programs at school. Plaid can be revved up easily with paired with leather. Try plaid jacket with leather leggings and a peep toe shoe-boot.
Whatever your social calendar dictates this season, don’t be afraid to infuse a little new-trend into your holiday wardrobe. These styles aren’t going out of style soon, so embrace a “new after-five you,” and invest in yourself! And remember my rule of thumb in trying a new style, “If you put it on and wonder if its right, the answer is no. If you put it on and instantly stand up straighter and feel like you have more swing in your hip…then the answer is YES!” SASSY | NOVEMBER 2015