We’re Making a List, Checking It Twice! 11 Style Tips for Holiday Parties.

Deck the halls with boughs of holly, fa la la la!

Yes, its that time of the year again and we can’t decide if we’re more excited about the gifts or dressing for the holiday season. Tis the season for invitations left and right for formal, office and ugly sweater Christmas parties, whatever shall we where! Don’t worry Kontrol has provided 11 style tips for holiday parties this season.

1. Is that Velvet?

There’s nothing like a velvet pantsuit or dress to wear to the office Christmas party allowing you to get loose with your co-workers.  The smooth texture of velvet to match your cool and smooth personality. Velvet for the holiday party is perfect in midnight blue, black and a wine color.

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Ciara pregnancy glow in red velvet dress for 2017 Oscar/WireImage;Jason LaVeris

2. Who said Red is dead?

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‘STUNNA’ Fenty Beauy by Rihanna

Beauty tip for your holiday ensemble is always perfect with a red lip! There’s something about Christmas and red that is perfect for clothing and lips.

 3. Sparkles over the Mistletoe!

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Tracee Ellis Ross modeled in dress for her JCPenny collection

True lovers single or not love to kiss under the mistletoe, setting off sparks of fireworks! Adding sequin to your holiday party outfit choice is always a perfect idea.

4. The Sweater, Ugly Sweater That Is

2 Chainz Ugly Christmas Sweater collection

Nothing says Merry Christmas like the ultimate fun and favorite festivity, The Ugly Sweater Christmas party. I know, fashion and ugly don’t match. But, when it comes to the holiday season this fun family and friends party is perfect.

5. Woah Santa!

Dress up in a red or wine wrap- around dress silk or sequin to get into the holiday spirit. Trust me you’ll be the present he can’t wait to unwrap.

Tracee Ellis Ross attends Gala Cannes 2017 in France (Photo by Kevin Tachman/amfAR2017/Getty Images for amfAR)

6. Naughty Not Nice

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Actress Sarah Jessica Parker attending launch of lingerie boutique Intimissimi in October

Leather and Lace is never a combination that says safe. Leather and lace are for the risk takers who like to add a little sexiness to their ensemble. Grabbing a leather skirt with a lace blouse is perfect for a night out with friends and him! Let’s say if you want to be over the top pull a Sarah Jessica Parker and stand out!

7. Shining Shining Shining Shining Yeah!

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Pintrest

Let it Shine, Let it Shine. Your jewelry that is. Bold and statement pieces of jewelry add the flavor needed for your holiday outfit. Big rings, statement necklaces, and hair jewelry are the perfect combination.

8. It’s All About The Shoes!

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Dolce & Gabanna

Fancy shoes that is, there’s nothing that doesn’t grab the attention of fashion guru then the RIGHT shoe. Designers Dolce & Gabba and Aldo Shoes have the perfect shoes for the holiday for any event, both high fashion or affordable.

9. No To Denim

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Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears in 2001 AMA’s

Style tip: whatever you do avoid denim. The holiday parties are the time to step it up in the style department but to always maintain comfort. By comfort, I don’t mean denim, try leggings or boot socks knee length for the oversized dress.

10. Tuxedo For Her

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Actress Blake Lively 2015 wearing Monique Lhuillier tuxedo dress/ Pintrest

Honestly, a tuxedo dress is perfect throughout the winter. An all-black tuxedo dress for a black tie event or holiday play is perfect for the conservative moment to a nigh of fun. Brands like H&M have affordable and stylish tuxedo dress ever winter!

11. Solid Gold

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Issa Rae accepting her award at BET’s Black Girls Rock Awards/Getty Images/ Jason Kempin

Like red, gold is an infinite color for the winter holiday season as well. Gold is always a great choice for a slip dress or wide leg pants. It provides a little of spring and summertime fun to the cold winter!

 

 

Shanice Warren

Contributing Writer

Contributing writer for Kontrol in fashion and beauty. She has previously interned as a reporter for local newspaper in North Carolina. While, freelancing for 2 independent social media blogs as social marketer and writer. Shanice is continuing to perfect her writing craft and gain exposure for more opportunities within entertainment and media.

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