Friday, November 30, 2007
Fashion Forward: Holiday Dressing
The holidays are upon us and that means finding the perfect outfits for all those holiday parties. But, ladies, you can save a lot of time, money and stress this season by buying one key piece and creating different looks! The Nightteam's Diana Diaz takes us "Fashion Forward."
WSVN -- If the hustle and bustle of the holidays has you feeling stressed out, don't fret. You don't have to buy a different outfit for each and every holiday party!
Danielle Filler: "The goal is to go to a store, find one piece that works for you, splurge on that piece that fits your body type, shows your best assets."
At shop Daja in Fort Lauderdale, sisters Danielle and Ali say invest in one key piece, then dress it up or down with less expensive accessories for each event.
This black strapless, sequined mini dress by Corey Lynn is perfect for a night out with a pair of high-heeled pumps.
Add bright blue leggings and ballet flats for the family dinner in comfort.
Or make it classy for the office party by turning the dress into a pencil skirt cinched at the waist with a wide belt.
Fashion tip: Be aware of your surroundings.
Danielle Filler: "You have to keep in mind, who are you presenting yourself to, whether it is work, whether it is friends, or family."
This hot red shift dress by Myne sizzles for the season. Layer it over a long-sleeved shirt and black leggings for opening presents.
Lose the leggings and add a strand of pearls and velvet shawl for a corporate event.
Or get creative by tying a gold ribbon around your waist with a brooch for a chic and trendy look.
Danielle Filler: "We actually even go to the dollar store sometimes for ribbon and tie a little cinched waist and make a tie out of it."
This emerald halter dress goes conservative for work with a cropped brown leather jacket.
Throw on a pair of jeans and boots for a casual gathering with the family.
Or make a bold statement for that special holiday party!
Ali Filler: "Take off your belt, take off your skinny jeans, take off your flats, put on a hot, hot, hot heel that is at least 3 and a half inches."
A little gold dress can sail you through the season, wear with red velvet heels for a picture-perfect holiday look.
Layer with a cami and classic black blazer for that work function or add a belt, leggings and boots for a daytime event.
The key for the holidays? It's all about wrapping up the look, without a lot of effort.
Ali Filler: "You can feel comfortable, you can incorporate pieces you already have at home, save money, save time, save a lot of stress and feel good this holiday season."
Don't be afraid to mix fabrics this season, like silk and velvet. Also, mixing metallics like gold and silver is no longer a fashion faux pas!