Hanukkah is right around the corner and that means dressing for eight festive nights! As we enter the joyful season, we see a shift toward cooler weather and holiday style with winter fabrics and flourishes. Sure, a little black dress or menswear suit is always a solid choice for the party scene, but who says holiday dressing has to be so obvious? From velvet suits to silky slip dresses, I have eight tips to help you switch it up and look festive for the eight nights of Hanukkah.
The jumpsuit is taking over as the non-traditional, go-to style statement for a night out. This party season, forget your typical cocktail dress and opt for a one-piece instead. This is a great option for risk takers. A jumpsuit is classy, comfortable and looks pretty darn sexy.
2. Ever Green
Tired of the standard little black dress? Try a hunter green one on for size. The number one trending color this holiday season is green. This rich and fresh hue is sure to make a statement. It acts great as an unexpected pop of color and the darker shades make the perfect substitution for the basic black.
3. Slip Dress
The slip dress has made a major comeback since its prime in the late 90s. It’s been celeb-vetted and worn by some of our favorite fashion icons this season. To keep the classic style looking fresh, try this tried-but-true tactic for rocking the sexy silhouette. Layer the slip dress over a t-shirt, long sleeve or turtleneck.
This trick is simple and can be easily recreated with items already in your closet.
4. Cold Shoulder
This season try giving the “cold shoulder” in a blouse or dress with cutouts on the shoulders. The silhouette makes for the perfect day to night outfit. Whether you pair yours with a cute pair of jeans, a midi skirt or opt for a flirty dress, you have many options that encourage you to show off your shoulders.
Embroidery adds special detail that makes any silhouette holiday ready. Embroidered jackets, vests, blouses, dresses and pants are not only popular right now, but they’re also fashion’s next trend. This season, try an embroidered bomber jacket or jeans for a feminine take on menswear inspired pieces.
6. “Chai” Shine
Your menorah won’t be the only thing aglow at this year’s Hanukkah party. A bit of shine during the holidays will never go out of style. Whether you wear a sequin legging to a casual Hanukkah dinner or a beaded sheath dress to an elegant holiday party, you will bring festive sparkle to any occasion. Your outfit will shimmer in the candlelight.
Meet fashion’s new favorite jacket. The bomber has recently taken over the fashion scene, and this year it takes on a new twist in unusual colors and fresh fabrics. Whether color blocked or embroidered, leather or satin, it’s all about the details this holiday season. A good bomber encompasses just the right amount of tomboy and street wear, both of which are important trends in women’s fashion right now. These casual jackets work just as well with a slinky dress as they do with a pair of funky jeans.
There’s a feeling to holiday fashion that goes beyond the need to bundle up and layer. This winter, try thicker fabrics that beg to be touched. Velvet is undoubtedly one of the most luxurious materials available in the market, and this year, it is creating quite an impact. Trade in your classic suit for a velvet one, or pair your over- the-knee boots with a flocked velvet dress. This fashion forward fabric will make a statement on any silhouette this holiday season.