Tag Archive: Holiday Party

Cool Yule: Holiday Party Style with an Edge

Holiday party style can often be extremely predictable. Take a look around any holiday gathering, whether an office function or family affair, and you're likely to see red sweaters, green sweaters, ugly sweaters, and all manner of novelty ties and socks. Sartorial hallmarks of the season as unavoidable as It's a Wonderful Life and that damn Paul McCartney Christmas song. However, unlike holiday music and movies, you can avoid the same old same old holiday party style. Here's a different kind of approach.  VIEW MORE ▶︎

Creative Holiday Formal

I've talked before about how dress codes can sometimes be fairly unclear. Black tie is relatively cut and dry, but others like business casual and even semi-formal leave plenty of room for interpretation. And then there are some that don't seem to make much sense at all. I put 'Creative Black Tie' (also known as 'Black Tie Creative') into that category. With holiday party season in full swing and New Year's Eve on the way, it's entirely possible that you might see this dress code on an invitation in the near future. Maybe you already have. Here's some inspiration for that situation or any more formal holiday party you might attend.  VIEW MORE ▶︎

What to Wear to a Holiday Party, Part 2

Preparing for the holidays always involves dressing things up. At my house, liberating the Christmas decorations from the basement, stringing the lights up on the porch, and picking out a tree and trimming it are all activities that signal that the holidays are here. There is an element of boldness in most of these holiday displays, so there's no harm in embracing that festive spirit when thinking about what to wear to a holiday party.  VIEW MORE ▶︎

What to Wear to a Holiday Party, Part 1

The official kickoff of the holiday season may still be a couple weeks away, but the holiday party season is just starting to heat up. And that means that it's time to start thinking about what to wear. Holiday parties come in a variety of styles, with a variety of dress codes, and are often spent with a variety of different people—co-workers, friends, and family. So this week, I've put together three looks to offer some ideas and inspiration for how to dress at your next holiday party.  VIEW MORE ▶︎

The Velvet Blazer: Cocktail Hour

Though it is possible to wear a velvet blazer casually, its true calling is as a distinctive piece of evening wear. There is no place a velvet blazer is more at home than at a nighttime special occasion or party, especially during the holiday season. And for a post-work happy hour or an evening cocktail date, it's a great piece to pull out if your goal is to make a sharp and sophisticated impression. Here's one way to wear a velvet blazer out for cocktails.  VIEW MORE ▶︎