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Holiday Style: Shine Without the Sparkle

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Figuring out what to wear during the holidays can have you feeling woeful. Most people think that adorning themselves in glitter, sequins and other shiny reflective material is the only way to look festive. Don’t get me wrong I love to shimmer for the holidays; but If you’re not into all the glitz you can still partake in the holiday cheer. Color, texture and luxe high comfort pieces can also be festive.

Here are some tips to help your style shine this holiday season without the added sparkly flair:

Avoid basic black – Wearing darker clothing during the winter is typical. However; if you’re wearing basic black this can convey a blandΒ overall feel. Ditch the black for something colorful. Color will make your look pop. Red is a great alternative to wearing black during the holidays; but if red isn’t your thing any jewel tone color will work. These colors can warm up skin tones; which can be much-needed during the cold months. Jewel tones are also cheerful; which is a big part of festive dressing. White and patterns are other alternatives that will allow you to standout without the sparkle.

Wear a great coat – A chic coat is a must-have for any holiday look. You can’t go wrong with a furry style. A little faux fur never hurt anyone. Integrating fur into your look is an easy way to add festive appeal. Fur can elevate any look. Jeans and a tee can look so chic when topped with a fur coat. Be sure that your coat is a perfect fit. If your coat isn’t a perfect fit add a belt. The belt will help give your coat shape and will look fashion-forward.

Mix comfort with high style – A great pair of trousers can look equally as stylish as a dress. You can’t go wrong with a look consisting of both comfort and high style elements. Try styling tuxedo pants or joggers with a lace top or a cami and blazer with heels. Minimal jewelry will keep the overall tone of this look sleek and effortless.

Now, you can sparkle like the rest without indulging in the glitzy gear. What is your favorite holiday style?

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What I Wore:

Fur Coat: Tahari

Dress: Forever21

Suede Boots: Lucky Brand

Velvet Choker: Vayda Girls

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