Finding the Perfect Outfit: Tips for Christmas


With all of the office Christmas parties, informal parties between friends, and family gatherings, deciding on the perfect outfit for these events is always a challenge. So here are some tips to pull together the perfect Christmas outfit!

Put the jeans away.

Say goodbye to those jeans and that sweater that you wore on Thanksgiving. The Christmas season is the time to pick out your nicest dress. Most holiday gatherings are more dressy casual leaning towards semi-formal look. But fear not, there is a way to be comfortable but still look appropriate for the occasion. For a low maintenance, yet still dressy look, pull out your favorite black dress with a nice pair of black tights and heels and you are good to go.

Make sure your accessories are festive.

The holiday season is a the time to bust out your long necklaces, bracelets and earrings for some added bling. Gold is the perfect choice because it adds a layer of festivity that matches the surroundings and decorations of Christmas.

You don’t have to wear red.

Color choice can be a major decision when it comes to the holidays. Most people feel obligated, if celebrating Christmas, to wear the traditional colors of either red or green. If you want to wear red because you like the color and it looks good on you, then of course go for it! However, if red is not your thing, don’t feel pressured: there are a variety of different colors suitable to the holiday season to choose from. Dark purple, burgundy, dark green, gray, and silver can all be excellent color choices for the season.

Don’t bring a bulky handbag.

When going to a party, leave the heavy purses at home. Grab a sparkly clutch instead. This way you only take the things that you need–lipstick, wallet, phone–to the party and can leave your other baggage behind. If you don’t have to worry about keeping track of your big bag or having to carry it around all night, you’ll have a better time mingling with co-workers, family, or friends.

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Mary is a Junior studying English and Communications at Loyola University Maryland. Originally from West Orange, New Jersey, she has always had an strong interest in literature and writing. After graduation she plans to enter the publishing industry as an editor or literary agent. Writing for i’mperfect magazine is Mary’s first time contributing to an online publication.

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