During this holiday season, we want to make sure that our outfits are ethical, great-looking, and totally stylish. Let's go through some of the core principles in how to create and master the art of creating the perfect holiday outfit. Think layering, comfort, soft materials, and looks that will garner compliments the entire holiday season and beyond. Not only are these pieces great paired together for full winter outfits, but they are functional pieces that can live in your wardrobe season after season.
To make the perfect winter outfit for holidays parties, the first principle is layering wisely. A holiday party or dinner with friends and family can be freezing on the way in and toasty warm inside, so we want to make sure that our outfits are warm and cozy while not weighing us down. Thinking and planning ahead on what you'll need for the drive or walk there and what you'll wear for the duration is so important.
Layering wisely means adding layers for warmth without bulking up on clothes that add weight and cause you to overheat. There's nothing worse than dressing too lightly or too heavy. You'll hover by the fireplace and be just barely too cold all evening or you'll sweat in your favorite styles with makes everything more uncomfortable. We'd recommend something like a lightweight turtleneck top with a pullover crewneck sweater or oversized cardigan. This keeps you warm while you make your way to the party and makes it easy to toss off that top layer to stay comfortable at your holiday get-together.
Principle number two is really important enough to be a lifestyle rule, not just a holiday party rule. Luckily for us, style and fashion have changed in favor of comfort. You get to choose how comfortable you want to be and look great doing it! You don't have to wear those too-tight jeans or overly snug blouse that are "trending" but incredibly uncomfortable to be in for an entire evening surrounded by great food and drink you have to turn down.
Embrace style that's comfortable through the waist, stomach, thighs, and shoulders. You should never be uncomfortable during a party when you get to see people you love and enjoy time together. Too many holidays are spent adjusting straps, tugging at tight shirts, and sneakily unbuttoning that top button of your jeans. We suggest gently flowing dresses like our tiered dress that leaves plenty of room for movement - whether that's sitting, standing, dancing, or performing charades for the family championship! You can also party easily in our loose, soft, and relaxed linen pants. With a soft waistline, loose and roomy fit, and straight leg cut, these pants were basically made to party in comfortably.
The next must-know principle of planning winter outfits for a holiday party is the option to go monochrome. The holidays are the perfect time to find and fall in love with that perfect seasonal color that matches your style and your mood.
We have rewritten the rule of neutrals this season and made deep oranges, dark greens, and earth tones the new neutrals of the season. When you pair like colors together, it allows for freedom and fun in accessorizing with things like ethically made hoop earrings or handmade necklaces. You can also have fun pairing your monotone outfit with socks in many colors that match, or that don't!
Tuck + Style
The next great rule of styling ethical winter outfits is to tuck and style. Tucking is the style of the year it seems and finding creative ways to tuck in your tops and bottoms makes an entire outfit look and feel different. You can create shapes, add textures, and show dimensions depending on how you tuck your pieces.
Not only is it a great style, but it's also functional. Sometimes the outfits we pair together don't work perfectly unless they're tucked and around the holidays you're working with your hands with kids or in the kitchen - tucking is necessary if you don't want to burn the ends of your shirts!
Style with Distinctive Details
Last but not least, making the perfect winter outfit ends with adding distinctive details. Think warm knit hats, jewelry, socks, and more. Finding ways to further express yourself and add just the right touch to your outfit is a game of details. You can make or break an entire outfit with a few small touches.
To get that totally put-together look, style with ethically made pieces, classic accessories, and embrace all of the distinctive details to showcase your unique style from head to toe.
Dressing practically and styling ethically for winter is easier than ever. Creating winter outfits that will bring you comfort and don't abandon function are the essential pieces to making sure you're styled and comfortable for all of your holiday prepping and partying.
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