With the Christmas spirit in full swing, my dear friend Lianna and I are showing off two modern holiday looks that work double duty (think Christmas and New Year's Eve). In these shiny ensembles, you're sure to steal the spotlight after dark.
This New Year's Eve-inspired getup is both trendy and eye-catching. However, the added accessories complete the look and make it totally wearable even before the 31st. I've been so attracted to metallics lately and I love how this dress incorporates both silver and gold.
Remove the blazer for a nightlife vibe.
Lianna is taking a fresh approach to the holiday scene by opting for an elegant evening dress in navy as opposed to sticking with the classic red, white, or black palette. The silver detailing on her shoulders give off a totally glam feel that catches the light with every move.
Red is holiday's favorite hue. Incorporate the shade into any look with a coat of fierce polish. I tied in these nails to my metallic look by adding a gold statement nail.
Lianna's silver heels add pizazz to her sophisticated dress and are much more festive than just a simple black pump. They really tie her entire look together.
A dress with an atypical back like this is always a pleasant (and stylish) surprise. It truly makes Lianna's dress unique.
I paired black tube socks with these open-toed heels to make them wintertime appropriate. I also love the unconventional yet surprisingly stylish effect that socks worn with sandals has on an outfit.
We had so much fun shooting these holiday-inspired photos!
Photos by Brooke Faison
[KATHLEEN- dress: Madewell, blazer: Lauren Conrad for Kohls, hat: Urban Outfitters, heels: Zara, socks: Nordstrom, bow bracelet: BCBG. LIANNA- dress: Maurices, necklace: Brighton, earrings: Francesca's, heels: ZooShoo]
Party season is all about wearing festive statement pieces that make you feel as glamorous as you look. Lately I've been drawn to items with some sparkle and a touch of shine. It's looks like these that really get me in the holiday mood!
Happy holidays from us to you!