The holidays are right around the corner, and you probably have a few people on your list you need to buy presents for.
I always feel good when I can help others while simultaneously gifting to family and friends – sort of like the Tom’s Shoes (Buy a pair, gift a pair business model).
So here’s a couple last minute items we’ve curated for you so that you can gift to your loved ones while also giving back to those in need. WIN/WIN.
Holiday Tie Sets from Nick Graham: Nick Graham is a menswear company that aims to combine traditional menswear style with modern updates. For the holiday season they’ve teamed up with Career Gear, a nonprofit that empowers low-income men, and for each tie set purchased they will donate one to Career Gear.
With all the parties coming up, this is your prime opportunity to bask in the awesomeness that you are, and let your personality shine through!
From office parties to family get-togethers, here are some suggestions for you on how to look put-together and present your festiveness, no matter the dress code.
CASUAL – WOMEN: Even if your holiday plans call for jeans you still want to look put together and in the holiday spirit. An easy way to do this is to pair a chunky knit sweater with darker wash jeans and a great necklace OR go with burgundy or deep hued corduroy bell bottoms. You heard me. Bells are on point….
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CASUAL – MEN: Dark wash jeans and sweaters in burgundy or deep hues are a great look for guys to wear to casual holiday get-togethers. Another option is to switch the sweater for a button-down shirt.
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CASUAL CHIC/ FESTIVE- WOMEN: An interesting way to find balance between casual and chic for women is to combine dressier pieces or fabrics—like metallic, sequins, or velvet—with more casual items like sweaters and denim.
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CASUAL CHIC/ FESTIVE – MEN: Dark colored wool pants with a button down under a sweater is a good choice or tee under a high collar zip sweater. Another option would be pair a button down and blazer with dark wash jeans.
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OFFICE PARTY – WOMEN: You want to look festive but still professional. A cashmere sweater paired with a pencil skirt with a texture and opaque tights is a great balance between the two, especially if you don’t have time to change between work and the holiday party. A wide trouser leg and slim silk top are a great balance as well. If you go the dress route, make sure to choose one that suits your personality and that you’re comfortable in.
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OFFICE PARTY – MEN: The office party look for men can be a little easier. Just pairing a tie in a holiday color with your usual suit is of course the simplest way to go, but it’s always nice to put in the little extra effort. Swapping a tie for a bow tie or scarf or even wearing a vest under your blazer are great ways to make your look more holiday party ready.
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COCKTAIL – WOMEN: If your attending a holiday party that requires a cocktail dress and want to stand out in among all the black and red, a deep green dress is a great way to do so while staying festive. This is also a great occasion to try out a more lux fabric like velvet or lace. Gold and silver is really festive as well!
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COCKTAIL – MEN: A well-fitted suit in black, navy, or dark grey (even dark green or burgundy!) is the best choice for this occasion. A tie in a darker shade of red, or even green, and a white shirt are the best match for this look. Cufflinks and polished shoes should be your final touch.
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So what are you wearing this holiday season?
STAY ON YOUR STYLE GAME!!
Let us know in the comments below, and don’t forget to check out the Holiday Party Attire Pinterest page curated just for you for more inspiration. CLICK HERE!