The holiday season is almost here and it's great for several reasons. As we all know how everyone loves decorating their Christmas trees and buying presents, cozying up by the fireplace, spending some good old quality time with friends and folks, and most of all – holiday parties!
Latest fashion trends like an LBD or bold power suit is always good for a party atmosphere, but who’s said that holiday dressing has to be just about adorning stylish outfits and putting on a show, you can very well work with semi-casual outfits for work parties and of course UGLY CHRISTMAS SWEATERS!
Here, we’ve rounded up our favorite looks from the fashion industry to give you ideas of what to wear to a Christmas or even your New Year’s Eve party. There are so many options and genres to choose from so take your pick and get your holiday closet ready:
Christmas parties aren’t supposed to be all Christmas-sy. You can even plan a casual one after work, at a local pub or bar with your colleagues and pals to celebrate the holiday season, putting in almost no effort when it comes to décor and the vibe of the parties.
This is one of the most convenient ways to celebrate the festive season but mastering the perfect ‘desk-to-drinks’ outfit as per the latest fashion trends is not an easy feat. We suggest you opt for an ensemble that works appropriate and at the same time can be elevated with bold, flashy accessories. A metallic pleated skirt is perfect for work and it looks effortlessly chic if paired with a high neck top with block-heeled ankle boots.
Hair accessories can amp up your look in a flash so you can let your hair down and try on an accessory with little to no effort involved. Grab the spotlight by switching your work handbag for a small clutch and put on red lipstick for the final finishing touch.
-Work Christmas Party:
A work party is a great way to let loose and mingle with your co-workers but it's also important to remember that you’ll also be surrounded by senior-level authorities like your boss. Evidently, you’ll not adorn something that’s too raunchy and racy – like plunging necklines and miniskirts.
Although, this shouldn’t lessen your star power and aura. Instead, pick up a statement suit this holiday season as per the latest fashion trends, whether you go for bright colors, beautiful textures and designs; layer an oversized blazer with matching pants for a gender-neutral look that kills!
What’s best is that you can wear this set too so many future occasions, no matter the time and place. It's timeless!
Your party look can be finished with a color-blocked or shimmer cami top, heels and elegant earrings as well as with a shirt for your 9-5 with jeans for an understated look.
The wondrous thing about Indoor parties at your friend’s place during the chilly winter weather is that you don’t need to worry about the different temperatures when it comes to getting ready. With a party indoors, you can be safe and sound that going for a short dress and heels wouldn’t result from you in catching a cold. Of course, you can always go for a layering piece just in case.
Mostly we always go for an LBD since it’s a classic choice in the fashion industry, but a flashy dress inspired by the 80s and trims of sparkle like that of the old disco lights captures the holiday spirit like any other.
We’d suggest going for a sequin dress paired with show-stopper heels and a feather clutch rather than going for the conventional denim and sweaters for winter weather. Take your favorite blazer or coat if you want to stay warm on the way!
Your friends have created the perfect Christmas/New Year event for you now you just have to turn up in your PJs (pajamas). But of course, you want to look like you’ve tried at least something in dressing up so why don’t you go for ugly Christmas sweaters paired with your favorite jammies and bunny slippers, making it the perfect cozied up Christmas party. Let your tresses be and don’t really have too much makeup on. Put on a bare face with a little bit of lip balm and cheek tint and enjoy your favorite Christmas movie in your PJs with a tub of popcorn with your buddies.
Make-up Hacks for Christmas and New Year Parties as per Fashion Industry Norms
For Holiday makeup, you need to consider the fact that you’ll be out all night partying and staying up late, so choose something long-lasting and sweat proof. Also, it's okay to experiment with new looks as per the occasion. And always remember to keep a couple of products with you for the party for touch-ups. Rounding this up, here are a few makeup hacks you should know before you get ready for the awaited holiday event:
-Waterproof foundation: Go for a medium to high coverage foundation to create a long-lasting base for your party look. Ensure that its light-weight so that it doesn’t look too cakey and most of all, make sure it's waterproof so that even if you sweat, your foundation doesn’t ruin your perfectly curated face. Top the foundation with a primer or sebum powder and you’re good to go.
-Bold Lips: The best looks for holiday parties include a bold lip like red to go with the occasion. We’d suggest you go for a berry red or a burgundy because Christmas is all about reds! Ensure your lipstick is a long-wear so that you don’t have to touch up every now and then. Go for a simple winged liner with a bold lip, while at the same time keeping it balanced.
-Waterproof Mascara: Mascara is a girl’s best friend but waterproof mascara is a girl’s soulmate for life. You could also go for fake eyelashes since they make for feminine and dreamy eyes, plus if you want to make an impact. Full lashes stand out, and they look great in photos.
-Under-eye concealers: With concealers, we all know how cakey-ness and creasing can become a huge problem, especially when you’re celebrating and having fun. We suggest applying a thin coat of concealer under your eyes and press with a tissue. Remove remaining excess with a brush and set it with powder. That’s it!
-Smokey eye: Winged liner is a go-to for every party look but is it indeed high-maintenance. And since you’ll be partying all night, chances are your eyeliner will disappear. We suggest you go for a shimmer/smokey eye. However, make sure you apply a primer for your makeup to stay on throughout.
From the IKF Desk
Holiday Celebrations aren’t a piece of cake, we agree with that! There’s a whole lot of stress, be it in decorating, putting up an event together, organizing, inviting people, buying presents, cooking holiday food, procuring drinks and the last of all, being dressed for the same. But to make it a successful event, we really believe in possessing a good holiday spirit and being kind and appreciative of everyone who makes an effort to turn up and help us in bringing the party together, even towards the end of the night. But most of all, have fun!. Make sure to follow the latest fashion trends and look your best.