8 Styling Tips for the Holidays

In need of some inspiration for striking yet festive fashion? Look no further! We’ve curated the best ideas to help you dazzle while decking the halls. Read through our list of eight styling tips for this year and stand out at any occasions.


Ditch the Denim

You wear denim 11 months out of the year, so why not store them temporarily until your party circuit is over? Instead of going for your go-to skinny jeans, try on a pair of some tapered black trousers.

Tis the Season to Sparkle

Maybe it’s the tinsel everywhere, but there is no better time of year to embrace glitter than during the holidays. Incorporate shimmering pieces into your festive look by wearing a sequined skirt, metallic blazer, or a crystal-embellished pair of shoes. Be careful not to go too overboard, though – you’re not trying to actually look like a Christmas tree.

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Inject Some Colour 

When we discuss color here, we’re not talking about just red and green. Try broadening your spectrum this year and embrace graphic patterns. If you’re hoping to get kissed beneath that mistletoe, you’re going to need to stand out. The little black dress is becoming a bit boring, so add elements of this season’s popular jewel tones, neons, or acid brights to turn things up.


Embrace the Velvet

Velvet is a fashion trend that has barely left the fashion scene since it emerged as a trend in the 90’s. This soft, shimmering fabric is perfect for the holidays in deep tones of purple or burgundy. Try it as a dress or wear it as a blazer. If velvet isn’t totally your thing, find a fabric shoes or an accessory embellished with the material.


Experiment with Textures and Layers

Save the simplicity for the other times of year – the holidays are for fun and festivity! Be bold and try experimenting with new layers such as leather, lace, faux fur, and embellished-everything. If you’re going for a more muted white-on-white look, be sure to layer different cream hues, textures, and weights to avoid looking too matchy.


Finish with Statement Outerwear

Baby, it’s cold outside, and a chic coat is a must have. It’ll be the first thing people see when you arrive at your holiday soiree, so be sure to make a stunning first impression. Aim for a perfectly tailored trench coat (and don’t forget about your local neighborhood seamstress if you need a little alteration). To enhance your silhouette and keep your coat looking new with each wear, try picking up a couple of belts or brooches to cinch your waist. Not feeling the classic coat? Go bold with a bomber jacket, or add glamour with thick faux fur.


Let your statement pieces reflect your personality. Sometimes, statements are more funny than they are stylish—yup, we’re talking ugly Christmas sweaters for women. Make a hilarious Christmas statement at your next holiday shindig, whether you opt for a sweater that boasts a Christmas unicorn or funny phrase.

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Add Eye-catching Jewellery 

Never been brave enough to wear those dramatic statement necklaces? Now is the time to explore large necklaces with excessive amounts of dangles, beads, studs, spikes, or any other intricate details made from a variety of materials. These necklaces are made in an infinite amount of colors and combinations, so you’ll be sure to find a piece that can enhance any ensemble. Pro tip: when wearing bold jewelry, keep the rest of your look simple, or risk appearing excessively gaudy.


Wrap it up with a Bow

Make your presence the present when you add a ribbon to your outfit. They’re the easiest way to dress up any look, from a black dress to a camisole. Simply gift wrap yourself by tying it around your waist – either centered or to the side – as a replacement of a belt and find a form-flattering figure underneath. You can also string a bright satin ribbon through your pants’ loopholes or garnish a bun with a pretty bow for a can’t-miss holiday accessory.

Make spirits bright and spread the holiday cheer this year by adding a little festival flare to your everyday wardrobe!


Do you have any styling tips for the holidays to share?


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Dressing for your Body Shape this Winter

Dressing for your body shape takes time to slay, regardless of the season. You have to understand the ins and outs of your body shape, in order to dress it properly. Here are three tips you may find handy when dressing for your body shape this winter.


Dressing for your body shape with coats and jackets

It is getting chilly in Cheshire, so the winter jackets will be making appearance soon. When it comes to winter jackets, my advise is to spend a little bit extra so you are sure the winter jacket is a quality piece. You will be wearing a winter jacket every time you step out during winter, so it makes sense to take your time and shop for quality pieces. A wool or cashmere jacket will last year after year.



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It is best to avoid boxy styles, as they tend to make you look frumpy  Instead, opt for a winter jacket with a defined waist to suit most body shapes. Also, make sure the coat you go for fits properly. The best way to check the fit is to cross your arms in front of you. If you can do this with ease, then you most likely have the right fit.



Winter fashion is all about layering. The key layering is making sure you have the right layers of clothing in for your body shape so you don’t look bulky. The best way to go about this is to avoid fabrics that are super bulky, and go for streamlined silhouettes instead. This way you can ensure you stay warm under layers and look stylish.


Loose on Tight

Loose on Tight is one fashion tip for all seasons. The key here is to style a loose clothing with a tight piece to nail the chic look. For example, a loose jumper should be paired with skinny jeans to balance out the volume. A sweater dress should be styled with a pair of leggings to get the loose on tight look right.


These are a few of the tips for dressing for your body shape this winter. Do you have any fashion tips to share?



How to Put Your Own Spin On Your Wardrobe

We’ve all had that dreaded moment—you show up to a party and someone else is wearing the same outfit. It’s hard to be totally one-of-a-kind when many of us shop in the same stores. Stores like The Gap and J. Crew are great, but because so many people frequent them, you’re not very likely to find an ensemble that’s uniquely you. If you’ve been itching to go your own way for a while but don’t know where to start, we can help. Read on for tips on how to put your own spin on your wardrobe.


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Start with the Wardrobe Basics

This might sound counterintuitive but you should start with some relatively neutral items. Tees and cardigans in basic colors are a must, and every woman really should have an LBD (little black dress, of course). You don’t want to go crazy with patterned clothing, especially if you are on a budget, as you can’t get away with wearing tie-dyed pants two days in a row.


Accessorize, Accessorize, and Accessorize Some More

After you’ve gotten the basics, you can really go nuts with accessories to reflect your personality. Whether it’s a bright scarf, a knit beanie, or earrings that go to your shoulders, accessories are a way to let your freak flag fly—so to speak. And having started with the basics, you don’t have to have a Kim Kardashian-esque budget to work with either. Change up your accessories and you’ll look unique every day. And don’t get caught in the mindset that things need to match, as it’s when they don’t that it gets interesting.

Pull out that LBD, a green belt, and purple pumps for a color-blocked look that others won’t believe you can pull off (but believe us, you will). You can take a white tee and jeans and with a floppy wide-brimmed hat, a statement necklace, a vintage leather jacket, and some killer boots, you’ve told everyone around you just who you are. Kudos to you! If you love to show your hometown pride, try out The Home T—you can find clothing options from every state, whether you’re a SoCal gal that needs a Cali pride shirt, or need Minnesota apparel to pay homage to your Midwest upbringing.



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Say It With Shoes

You don’t have to be Carrie from Sex and the City to have a love affair with shoes. The more we buy, the more we adore them. As far as clothes and accessories go, this is as close to an addiction as many women get. But you really don’t need a closet full of shoes to put your own spin on your wardrobe. Find out what suits your personality, whether it’s thigh-high boots, Converse high-tops, Jimmy Choo pumps (if you can afford them), or a chunky pair of heels. Shoes really let people know your personality. And while Zappos and Nordstrom are great places to buy shoes, there are less expensive places (think TJ Maxx and Nordstrom Rack) that offer awesome options for less.


Hats Off to Hats

We know we mentioned this with the accessories but let’s be real—hats are having a moment and deserve their own section. Gone are the days when hats weren’t accepted in the workplace … at least in most companies. These days, you can get away with wearing hats just about anywhere. And because they are so stylish, it surely completes most outfits. From a high-class baseball hat and a newsboy cap to berets and wide-brimmed floppy hats made of felt or straw depending on the season, hats scream, “World, here I am!” They are the perfect way to put your own spin on your wardrobe.


Tap Into Inspiration

If you’re feeling blah about your wardrobe, think about who really expires you in the fashion world. Is it P!nk’s rebellious style or Victoria Beckham’s haute couture? Really think about who inspires you in this way and what it is that does so. Of course, you don’t want to simply become a copycat, as you’re trying to find your own unique style. However there are things you can definitely emulate while still being distinctly you. Remember what we said about the stores that everyone frequents. While you can find the occasional gem there, when you want something truly unique, you probably want to try lesser known boutiques or vintage shops.


Tap into any of these ways to put your own spin on your wardrobe and you’ll have people asking you where you shop in no time. P.S. Don’t tell them!


Have a lovely day.


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