When it comes to holiday dressing, flirty skirts and glamorous frocks rule the party scene. But hey, denim can be just as festive and special! Since jeans typically get ignored during the Christmas season, I thought it'd be fun to share the spotlight and get creative with a few new ways to dress for your next fete. Introducing my Holiday Denim trilogy, a series where I show off three holiday ensembles so fabulous they'll make all the dresses in your closet jealous ;)
The first look in my series is centered around the most festive color of them all -red!
Incorporating a splash of red into an outfit is hands down the easiest way to show your holiday spirit. You can participate minimally with just a swipe of red lipstick or you can mix in a red accessory or two...or three!
Super dark wash skinny jeans are a modern classic staple that are 100% party approved. I like mine perfectly tailored to hit right at my ankle so that I can easily showcase my footwear. A good rule of thumb for denim: the darker the jean, the dressier.
I love the look of a red coat. A red coat is bold, timeless, and effortlessly stylish. I throw on this statement piece and I'm instantly dressed up.
I was so excited when I found this beanie to match my coat. Playing matchy matchy with solid colors is a quirky way to add personality and style to your holiday looks. And the best part? This beanie's cashmere so it keeps my head extra toasty!
Underneath my coat and hat, I kept my outfit clean, crisp, and classic. A white button-down is completely polished and suits any occasion. A tucked-in blouse is a bit dressy so I chose a relaxed, oversized version that I could leave untucked to compliment my form-fitting denim.
How's this for party-perfect pumps? I love how these velvet polka dots are so fun and girly. They add subtle personality to any outfit, which makes them ideal for both the office and the after party.
A minimal choker makes a bold statement when worn underneath a blouse. Just a peek of gold is all you need.
I paired my bangles with exposed white sleeves for a layered look.
Photos by Ryan Kathleen Greene
[coat: Ann Taylor (similar here) // button-down: Ann Taylor // jeans: Gap // pumps: Ann Taylor // hat: Ann Taylor // necklace: Ann Taylor (identical one here) // watch: Daniel Wellington // earrings: Kate Spade // gold bangle: Kate Spade // amethyst bangle: David Yurman // heart tag bracelet: Tiffany & Co. // lipstick: Urban Decay's F-Bomb]
I'm kicking off my Holiday Denim trilogy in Grand Central Station for my first ever indoor photoshoot. So much traveling happens here this time of year and I just love the energy in these shots. This is the kind off look that'll help you stylishly stand out amongst the hustle & bustle of the season.