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What to Wear this Holiday Season

Article by Chanel Vincelli.

Our social calendars are filling up with way more than they did last year. Amidst the craziness of planning get-togethers, shopping for dinner parties, decorating homes, cooking, shopping, travelling, making lists and checking them twice, thinking of what to wear is the last thing on our minds. When you get around to deciding what to wear to your next event, refer to this quick rule. Choose from one of the three C’s; color, corset or conspicuous. Consider this your guide for un-ironic, sophisticated and dreamy dressing. Remember to bookmark this post for all the holiday inspo you need. 


Bold hues are being embraced more than I’ve ever. With such optimistic color palettes, silhouettes know no boundaries. Small but mighty, the magenta purple satin dress by Dynamite is loved because of it’s unexpected diamante strap detailing. Another vibrant color that is consistent every year is red. The fiery tone is blended in a multitude of shades that can flatter everyone’s skin tone. My favourite shade to wear comes in the form of Chanel number 444 Gabrielle lipstick. A classic lip I always turn to for Holiday dinners with family. 

Source: Pinterest, Gilda Ambrosio, Jourdan Sloane, Dynamite Clothing, Magda Burtrym, Christopher John Rogers, Alexandra Chappelle



Dating back to when Rose was getting a pep talk from her Mother on the Titanic, the corset has been a piece that is endlessly versatile and always sexy with each passing decade. By cinching the waist and defining the chest, corsets are the perfect pairing for trousers, a sleek suit or edgy faux leather pants. There are a variety of textures to try this season from velvet to sculpted satin and even a denim corset as seen at Zara. As Zoe Kravitz so perfectly showed us in Saint Laurent at this year’s Met Gala, the jewel bra is a must. It dresses up even the most basic black tee and dark jeans combo in a cinch for work parties or drinks with friends. 

Source: Zara, Amina Muaddi, Mussecco, Karla Welch, Jena Covello, Pinterest.

My professor taught me that to be conspicuous is to be excessive and apparent. Otherwise known as, to make a statement in the most extra way possible. Last year, we hid at home and tried to make the best of what the state of the world was during the holidays. This year, I say more is more. Once you are through getting dressed, add on a statement chandelier earring. If not jewelry, then pull on a long faux leather glove for added drama. A faux fur jacket like this checkered style by Mango is the perfect layer for cold weather celebrations.

We hear of the roaring twenties and pull parallels to this current moment in time. I sense we all yearn to celebrate even the smallest events whether at home or out with fashion. I could not think of a more exciting time of the year to get dressed. So dawn the jeweled bras, the daring hemlines and the feather accessories you wouldn’t wear any other time of year. All we have is now and I say, we make the absolute most of each time we get dressed. 

Source: Laura Eguizbal, Dynamite, Aimee Song, Amy Julliette Lefévre, Saint Laurent, Pinterest, Elsa Hosk, Magda Burtrym.
I am an editor, creative pragmatist, and visual storyteller who solves problems. Not creating, is utter devastation. I've inherently always made things, people look and feel good whether it's through mediums such as fashion, art, imagery, story telling. I'm obsessed with beauty and in Valentino's words "I love beauty. It's not my fault" I knew where I could not stand to be, and what I did not want to do, and that led me to the work I love.

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