You’re officially in the throes of “silly season” – or December, as some refer to it – which means your social diary probably consists of eat, sleep, party, repeat. And because you can’t apply that same formula to your outfit choices, Savoir Flair has called upon model-turned-designer Anine Bing to give her expert advice on styling your outfits throughout the month of December.
From cozy Christmas Day ideas that are still uber cool to a show-stopping color combination for New Year’s Eve, Bing’s Fall/Winter 2017 collection is full of style gems versatile enough to feel wearable long into 2018. Keep scrolling to discover her top ten tips on styling off-duty ensembles, all-out party looks, and everything in between.
Add Some Fun with Accessories
A metallic boot is always a fun and unexpected way to make a casual outfit feel festive. The next time you’re heading out dressed in jeans and a neutral-toned sweater, finish it off with a bold red boot.
Go Big or Go Home
Go big on New Year’s Eve. If you’re wearing a metallic dress, pair it with a metallic bag – just make sure they’re from the same color family because the tonal metallics will look so cool together.
Keep It Cozy, but Cool
For Christmas morning, opt for a cashmere sweater and leather leggings with a cool stripe. That way, you can lounge in comfort, but still take some cute selfies looking stylish.
Good Boots Will Take You Anywhere
For an off-duty look that’s still super polished, reach for a pair of cropped jeans to flaunt statement boots in a seasonal hue.
Spice up Your LBD
If you’re a fan of the LBD, pick one with a little something extra – like studded detailing – for some edge.
What's Lies Beneath Counts
Let a pretty black-lace bra with graphic details do the talking. It’ll look super chic peeking out from a deep V-cut top or dress.
Play with Proportions
So much of styling is about proportions. Try pairing a minidress with thigh-high boots – it will create the illusion of super long legs, and you’ll reveal just the right amount of skin.
Slip into Something More Comfortable
For party season, an understated slipdress with just a few accessories is a no-brainer, especially in this season’s statement red.
Be a Layer Player
Make an oversized blazer your go-to layer for a dress this season. A super feminine piece, like a flowy slipdress, contrasts beautifully against clothing inspired by menswear.