Party Ready! Stand Out From the Crowd This Holiday Season

Party ready! Stand out from the crowd this Holiday season

How to stand out from the crowd at the Holiday party

It’s party season, people! As Christmas and New Year’s Eve will soon be upon us, it’s about time you start to think about what you’re going to be wearing to all those family get-togethers, cocktails, the office Christmas party and festive dinner parties. You want your outfits to stand out and be memorable. After all, you don’t want to turn up at your staff Christmas party or New Year’s celebration to find that you’re wearing the same as someone else — you want to look your best and be remembered for all of the right reasons.

So, how can you ensure that you look fantastic and unique throughout the festive period? Read on to find out.

How to stand out from the crowd at the office Christmas party

Go for subtle sparkle

While it can be tempting to dress head-to-toe in glitter throughout the party season, everyone’s likely to be doing it. So, to avoid looking too similar to those around you, opt for subtle hints of sparkle instead. A pair of glitter tights look great paired with a dress in a jewel tone like emerald green or purple and, of course, will work wonderfully with a little black dress. Plus, they can look both festive and sophisticated, which isn’t always the case when it comes to glitter.

You could also upgrade any of your usual evening outfits with a sparkly piece of statement jewellery or even a glitter clutch, which will add some extra sparkle without being over the top. Etsy has a great selection of necklaces, rings and earrings that will elevate any party outfit and make you look like you’ve put a great deal of thought into what you’re wearing (even if that’s not the case). Plus, by ordering from an independent business, you can guarantee that the piece you buy will be unique.

Focus on silhouettes

According to Jules B’s Christmas party style guide, it’s all about choosing the right silhouette this season. Cinched waists and knee length cuts were seen all over the catwalks at the Autumn/Winter fashion weeks, and you should consider incorporating these into your party season wardrobe. A nipped-in waist is incredibly flattering, and wearing a dress or skirt that falls to your knee or below will prevent you from getting too cold while you’re out.

High-waisted skirts are great if you’re looking to cinch in your waist and they come in a range of different styles, though pencil and A-line skirts are best for creating an interesting silhouette. Tuck a T-shirt or blouse into a high-waisted skirt of your choice and throw on a pair of skyscraper heels for a beautifully refined and enviable look.

Pay special attention to your hair and makeup

Great hair and makeup will help to complete your look, so avoid putting all of your thought into your outfit and leaving the rest as an afterthought.

The Christmas and New Year’s period offers a fantastic opportunity to go all out with your beauty looks, so don’t waste it! If you want to treat yourself, book an appointment with your hairdresser and consider having your makeup done by a professional if there’s a particularly special event in your calendar. Makeup brands such as MAC and Benefit offer beauty services, where you can get you makeup done and then redeem the cost of the makeover in products to take home. They’re also a great option if you want to learn more about the art of makeup application.

You should always go along to these appointments with an idea of what you would like, so take a look at Glamour magazine’s list of 100 Christmas party looks if you need some inspiration.

Whenever you attend a party or event this Christmas season, you’ll want to stand out from the crowd, which is easy if you plan well.  Just follow our advice above and you’ll look amazing — we promise!

Charlotte Giver

Charlotte is the founder and editor-in-chief at Your Coffee Break magazine. With a background in PR working in Los Angeles and Barcelona, Charlotte has been running Your Coffee Break from the YCB HQ in London’s Covent Garden for the past 8 years. She is a mother, an avid reader, runner and puts a little too much time into her morning brew.

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