Christmas is by far my favourite holiday. I like it even more than my birthday (I think this happens as you get older haha). I love to watch Christmas movies, bake and eat too many cookies, and get together with family and friends. However, I very much dislike dressing for holiday parties. I don’t like wearing red or green (or any colour, for that matter) and I find that too much sparkle makes you look like an actual Christmas tree.
Anyway, with the holidays fast approaching (how is that even possible?!), I wanted to get a headstart on holiday party dressing. The best way to make a neutral colour like black look “festive” is with the texture. Velvet has made a comeback and I think it’s the perfect holiday fabric. Just please don’t do crushed velvet – trust me.
Sparkle is great in small doses and this choker does the trick. I kept all other jewelry very simple to let the choker shine (literally). Add a shearling jacket, soft smokey eye (see tutorial here) and a pair of boots for a little bit of edge.
What are you guys planning on wearing this holiday season? Do you have any tried and true outfits?
Photos by Andrew Cameron
Shot in collaboration with Express