If I had to pick just ONE item to be my #1 Holiday Wardrobe Workhorse...I'm going with the black velvet blazer. It's the start of one of my favorite, easy, go-to holiday formulas too:
Black Pants or Denim + Festive Top + Black Velvet Blazer + Statement Earrings
I talk (all the time) about the Magic of the 3rd Piece for pulling an outfit together and elevating your look. This baby is the easiest item to add to so many looks and can take you so many places. And nothing says FESTIVE like black velvet!
1. Work Event/Party: Add instant polish and arm coverage to a sleeveless top or dress. Sophisticated jewelry and elegant heels finish the look.
2. Casual House Party: Your dark wash denim and top instantly becomes party-worthy (but not over-the-top) with the addition of the black velvet jacket. A pair of heeled booties and some whimsical statement earrings - BAM.
3. Black faux leather pants or black coated denim(also in petite) are my go-to party uniform along with a fun top. The velvet blazer is the finishing touch - adding warmth, chic style and polish. Easy!
Links from video and pics above:
Festive Top examples:
CHEERS tee: http://bit.ly/2OrXPoa
plaid ruffle collar: http://bit.ly/2D0PJh9
Purple fuzzy (video): http://bit.ly/35jgFEE
Blush cami (video): https://www.discoverpeach.com/products/erika-tank…
Ivory cami (video): http://bit.ly/2s7RIxV
Green halter top (pic #3, no longer available). Here it is in olive and black: http://bit.ly/37wNgcn and RED: http://bit.ly/2raq5Ul And here's a similar top in velvet, coral or black: http://bit.ly/2QFO88s
Another fab halter top alternative: J.Crew Factory plaid halter top: http://bit.ly/2KHfnvp
The flare leg sweater pants (pic #3) were a find from Anthropologie, on sale. They are the first high-waist pants I LOVE...unfortunately they are sold out in most -but not all- sizes.. regular and petite: http://bit.ly/2QIqGr4
Ivory Sweater (pic #4) boucle turtleneck (similar) https://amzn.to/2OAdT7f
"Dane" faux leather and ponte pants: I was skeptical about these at first, but I've worn them the last three times I've gone out and absolutely LOVE them. They have a slim fit and look great with tunics and long sweaters, but they aren't traditional leggings (like the famous spanx faux leather leggings) so you don't HAVE to wear long tops ...they are "real" pants. I love the flattering slant zippers in front too.
www.stelladot.com/ts/4zf6p (then enter earring name in search bar)
French Twist Feather earring, navy
Fireworks Statement (what I'm wearing - chapagne)
More simple option but still a modern statement, gold or silver: Georgia Hoops
Favorite silver-tone statement suggestions:
The Showstoppers (convertible)
Phew! That's it! Now when you need to #justgetdressed for your next holiday event, you are ALL SET.
Thanks for reading/watching/playing along.
Cheers to YOU!