Dressed for the Occasion

It’s not always about going home for the holidays. It can also be about clicking your sparkly stilettos to take off for a celebration at your dream destination. It can be about hitting the slopes in Aspen, ringing in the New Year at a swanky soirée, clinking champagne glasses with the girls, or toasting with your workmates. Here’s how to do it all in style.

Winter Formal

Look perfectly distinguished at a black-tie event in a sleek, yet feminine, black-and-white ensemble with intricate accents of lace, embroidery, and cascading layers. Pick a focal piece, such as a beautifully detailed jacket, and keep jewellery and accessories subtle.

Dreaming by the Fire

Heading up to a mountain chalet is a low-key way to spend the holidays with friends and family — but you’ll need to change out of your ski gear for a night out on the alpine village. From après-ski to the after-hours lounge, stay warm and stylish with a stunning statement cardigan and easy wearable pieces dressed up with a touch of sparkle, vivid jewel tones, and luxe fur accents.

Working It

All work and no play? During the holiday season, the two often intermingle, with office parties and professional holiday gatherings. Stay work-appropriate but not buttoned-up and boring with a holiday spin on corporate style. Think rich textures, metallic hues, subtle shine, and elegant silhouettes.

Ladies’ Night

A party out on the town with your best girls is reason to pull out your flirtiest threads and fun accessories. Giggle, toast, and dance the night away while flaunting your femme flair, decked out in slinky silhouettes, bold statement jewels, plenty of sparkle, and a touch of lipstick red. A scarlet stiletto is the perfect finishing touch.

Soiree at the Château

Ring in the New Year in regal French style, both refined and understated. Keep the palette simple with a navy twist on the little black dress, glammed up with a dramatic topper, sumptuous fur stole, and ornately embellished accessories reminiscent of palatial opulence.

Holiday Jet-Setting

Jetting off in a plane, buckling up for a road trip, or sailing off for a cruise — whatever your travel plans may be, getting there is the first step. And comfort is a must, but there’s no need to compromise your fashion sense. Look cute and cozy in winter-ready layers, easy fabrics, and practical footwear. Have a bag for road essentials that’s roomy but not bulky, and of course, great luggage.

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