4 Easy Holiday Styling Tricks I'm Copying From Fashion Girls
I have to admit that the holidays are my favourite season of the year. I tend to think it’s because I'm a strongly-identifying Sagittarius who can’t quit Christmas tunes, no matter how cheesy they might be, but it’s also about the clothes. Give me pieces finished in velvet or crystals and I’m instantly happy. But, just like trends change and evolve for every other season, the same goes for the holidays. So, what are the big holiday fashion trends that will be big this year? While the season is just beginning, I have a few hunches about what we’ll be seeing ahead.
For starters, there’s a surprising legwear trend that keeps popping up. Sheer tights are everywhere. And not just sheer tights, but sheer tights paired with open-toe heels. While I’ve always been more of an opaque tights devotee, fashion girls like Giorgia Tordini and Evangelie Smyrniotaki have convinced me that they're worth trying out for myself. Other trends like “chandelier” dressing, feathers, and high-shine are popping up all over Instagram and are about to explode. Scroll down to get inspiration for how to wear these yourself and shop pieces inspired by the looks.
Who What Wear managing editor Michelle Scanga recently reported on the emergence of chandelier dressing, which she describes as "a look that requires loads of dripping crystals." Get ready to see even more of this trend as the holidays unfold.
Crystal-trimmed pants with a crystal-embellished shoe? Yes and yes.
If you don't want to lean too hard into chandelier dressing, start with a pair of earrings.
Baublebar x Micaela Erlanger Black Tie Optional Ear Crawlers ($42)
HEELS + SHEER TIGHTS
While I haven't been tracking legwear trends extremely closely, the recent emergence of sheer tights surprised me. I've been more accustomed to seeing black opaque tights paired with boots. Now, though, cool fashion girls like Giorgia Tordini and Evangelie Smyrniotaki have given sheer tights their stamp of approval and have been wearing them with heels and an expert pedicure.
Pro tip: wear yours with a crystal heel.
And yes, this is the perfect combo to pair with a mini skirt.
FEATHERS, FEATHERS, FEATHERS
If you're looking for one surefire way to master holiday style, simply add feathers. I have my eye on feathers done in an unexpected way—like Magda Burtym's feather-embellished blazers or Staud LBD with feather straps (which I recently ordered).
You're about to spot Magda Butrym's feather pieces all over Instagram.
Feather straps for the win.
This is a simple but works every time: add something with a shiny finish into your look. That means everything from sleek satin dresses to glossy leather coats and everything in between.
Saks Potts' coats are the perfect holiday outfit topper.