Holiday Attire That Will Get You Noticed

Three Looks to Make your Season Sparkle!

It’s that time of year again. Parties, parties every week and not a thing to wear… or at least it can feel that way when you’re in search of something special in a closet full of functional. But don’t worry. If you’re among the harried hordes hoping for a fashion miracle, we’ve got just the help you need! Three simple solutions for all your seasonal soirees, guaranteed to make heads turn. And best of all, at least one of them is probably already in your closet!
 
Suit up!
Ever since Angelina Jolie flipped the sartorial switch a few years back and showed up at the Oscars in a tux, the sexy suit has replaced the little black dress as Hollywood’s go to for low maintenance glamour. A feminized version of this masculine staple is guaranteed to get you noticed at any affair. Opt for a deep cut black jacket with slightly flared pants to make the most of this sophisticated style. Plus, unless the event is black tie, the two don’t even have to match. Suiting up is really all about the jacket; making maximum impact has but one requirement. It needs to fit like a glove.
 
Lady in Red
It sounds so simple, but the effect cannot be understated. A little red dress makes a big impact. Long sleeves, a belted waist and above the knee hem (how short you dare TBD by your comfort level!), will keep the look current. Opt for a single piece of statement jewelry – say a sparkly, cocktail ring – and you’re good to go. Instant va-va-voom!
 
Shine on!
Shimmering fabrics and semi-precious stones are never better put to use than at your festive fete. From a simple silver tunic to a sparkling gold pendant and matching clutch, you can up your party power by harnessing this season’s metallic trend. It can be dressed up or down to equal, jaw-dropping effect.  
 
Stephanie K. Smith is a freelance writer working across mediums. Her pieces have appeared on sites ranging from CNN.com to National Lampoon and she’s written television pilots for Fox, CBS, The CW and Legendary Television. She lives in Los Angeles with her son, Dash and their (girl) cat, Fred.  http://www.stephanieksmith.com/

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