Get Ready for your Holiday Events with Nathalie Rees

Published in Fashion

December is upon us and that means it’s time to shop for all of your fabulous holiday outfits. That’s right, you definitely need more than one! After all, there are so many functions to attend you can’t be expected to wear the same thing over and over can you?

This festive season I’ll be attending an office Christmas party. For me, it’s important for my outfit to be conservative while also staying style forward. This look does exactly that.

• Sweater: $50 from Maison Simons
• Skirt: $50 from Maison Simons

I also wanted to try something completely different this year for the Christmas party I’m hosting at my house. I usually go for dark toned dresses covered in sequins, but instead I decided to do something a little softer and more romantic.
I embraced the ‘very in’ velvet trend and chose this gorgeous jewel toned red dress. I love the high neck, but also fell for the loose flowy cut. Let’s be honest, we all know the holiday’s are about enjoying all sorts of delicious foods and sometimes it’s nice to have the fashion freedom to do so! To finish off the look I kept it simple, which is sometimes the best thing to do when playing with statement fabrics. I paired it with a pretty gold rose bud headband, peep toe heels and voila!

• Dress: $35.90 from Zara
• Headband: $15 from Maison Simons

The Holiday’s are also all about having fun, so why not show it off through your wardrobe? I fell head over heels for this oversized, tinsel t-shirt dress. It’s great for someone like me who needs to run around after a little one. Just add your favourite leggings, a jacket with a bit more structure and you’ll be holiday-chic chasing around your candy cane fueled child in no time!

• T-Shirt Dress: $35 from Zara

You don’t always have to be going to a party or event to dress up and feel festive. Why not add a little shimmer to your outfit while out for dinner or drinks with friends.
This outfit does exactly that and plays into the huge trend of pairing sparkle and shine with chunkier knits. I adore this whole concept because I get to wear really fun pieces (like the skirt), but also get to wear something warm and cozy (like the sweater).

• Skirt: $45.90 from Zara
• Sweater: $49.90 from Zara

Last and certainly not least, while I may have decided on a softer more romantic holiday look for my Christmas party, I am still a sequin girl through and through. The Holiday’s are the one time of the year where you can keep that sparkle coming!
So, think outside the box and pick up that sequin jacket you’ve been eyeing since October. It’s the perfect holiday pairing with your favourite jeans and t-shirt. Or get that to die for dress that literally makes you feel like a star. Because the time is now – Shine bright like a diamond my friends!

• Jacket: $99 from Maison Simons
• Dress: $39.99 from H&M
Happy Holiday Shopping!



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