So, you’re meeting the parents for the holidays. As if the holidays weren’t stressful enough. Now throw in uncomfortable small talk and trying to find the perfect gift that says all the right things… oh is that all…are you sweating yet? Well, you don’t need the added stress of finding the perfect outfit too. I’ve got you covered in that department.
As we all know, first impressions are everything! So it’s important to rock a killer outfit that will win them over in seconds. To avoid any judgmental stares or wardrobe malfunctions, I normally recommend airing on the more conservative side. But it’s important not to loose yourself in the process. After all, the goal is to show off your dazzling personality.
To express your personal style combine timeless silhouettes with this seasons trends. Here are a few outfit combinations and style types that will have you feeling confident at every holiday event.
Grab influence from our more sophisticated style icons. Channel your inner Audrey Hepburn and pair a classic turtleneck sweater with an effortlessly chic midi skirt. The clean lines of the turtleneck will create a gorgeous silhouette.
To spice up this conservative ensemble play with trendy materials. Try a leather midi skirt with knee hight boots. The length is family appropriate but the leather adds visual interest. Finish off your look with delicate accessories to draw attention to your beautiful face.
Not a formal occasion, it is still important to put your best foot forward. Pair a dark denim pant with a feminine blouse for a comfortable yet put together look. Keep your shoes and accessories simple, a great bootie will add the perfect amount of style and personality. Drape a blazer or long coat over your shoulders to finish off your look. You’ll be ready for wherever the evening leads you.
Do you need a transitional look? Staring off with a casual cocktails with the family and then headed to the local production of the Nutcracker (oh wait, those are my holiday plans)?
Have fun with color and texture! It will make a statement without trying to hard. Wear a pretty patterned chiffon dress with a velvet blazer and a neutral pump. Adding different textures and patterns into the mix will immediately elevate your style game.
// Happy Holidays Everyone //
I hope these guidelines help take the stress out of finding the perfect outfit for this incredible, yet nerve-racking relationship milestone! Now, go win ’em over!