While decking the halls is fun during the holiday season, even more fun is getting all decked out ourselves. Especially for New Year’s Eve. There is no denying that it’s one of the few times a year that we can unleash our inner diva with abandon and many of us ladies derive great pleasure from planning and stylizing our dream outfit.
If you haven’t planned out your outfit in advance before, you might want to consider doing so. This time of year, the cutest dresses are snatched up practically before the sales clerks can get them on the racks. It is easier to create a jaw-dropping custom look from individual pieces, as demonstrated by the three show-stopping ideas below.
1. The Kitten
You can’t help but have fun in The Kitten. The focal piece of this very sexy look is a leather top in black or white. Choose one that is close fitting, has a sophisticated neckline and that will show about an inch of tummy when paired with white, high-waist or hip skimming pants, whichever fits your body type.
The beauty of leather tops is that they are an often overlooked fashion piece so you don’t have to worry that someone else will be sporting your look. Choose wisely and you will have an investment piece you can rely on for years to come. To accessorize this look, go with a cuff worn high on your forearm or sling a sparkly chain belt around your hips.
2. The Vixen
Skinny pants are a hit this season. The Vixen capitalizes on this while incorporating a twist: a three-quarter length skinny pant and stiletto booties. The focal point of this look is the peek-a-boo skin showing between the sexy tight pant and bootie, an area many ladies fail to highlight when putting together holiday looks. The surprise of it gives you that edgy chic we are all looking for.
Select a fabric with a holiday shimmer in gold, silver or a pattern and pair with black booties. Top with a draping camisole and jacket in shades of black, gold or silver to coordinate.
3. The Vamp
When done right, wearing fur is pure, sultry genius. The underpinnings of this look is simple; pair shiny black skinny pants with extremely high, pointy-toed pumps and top with a plunging, cream-colored camisole. The focal point of this look is a cropped faux leopard jacket with a large, round collar that swoops down below the breastbone in the front. Highlight the camisole and cleavage by buttoning the jacket. This look is not only vampy; it enhances your overall figure too.
This look can be modified with any type of faux fur with white being especially flattering and dramatic. The key is to stay away from bulky fur jackets. You want the fur to fit close and conform to your body so your shape is accentuated. The goal is to achieve the soft, touchable look the boys love – not turn you into the abominable snow girl.