Party season is just around the corner, so it is nearly time to start planning what you will wear to all of the festive soirées you will be attending. Perhaps you have the perfect outfit planned and just need to decide upon the finishing touches. If this is the case, here are some fabulous accessories for your Christmas party outfit.
Sparkle and Shine
The festive season is a time to be as sparkly and dazzling as you want. Dress up your outfit with glittering jewelry such as a diamanté choker or some statement earrings such as some fun Christmas bauble-shaped ones or jewel-encrusted hoops. Visit Roma for more sterling silver hoop earrings and other fabulous pieces of jewelry. If you want to be the ultimate party princess, you could team a sparkly tiara with a prom-style dress or wear your hair up in a chic chignon and secure it with a dazzling hair clip.
Footsteps in the Snow
A fabulous pair of shoes can jazz up any outfit. Check out brands such as Irregular Choice and Joe Browns for some unusual styles and colors of shoes that will give your outfit the X factor.
When you choose shoes for your special occasion, consider the weather, the terrain you will be walking on, and the duration of the event. If there is heavy snow or rain forecast, you don’t want to be tottering around in open-toed stilettos or wearing super high heels if you will be dancing for hours on end on slippery polished wooden floors. If you cannot resist some sky-high heels, perhaps you may want to consider taking some foldable ballet pumps in your bag to slip on when dancing or walking home.
Warm and Cozy
If you live in an area where the festive season is cold, you will need some accessories to keep you warm and cozy such as a hat, gloves, or a muff. A classic faux fur hat like Larissa’s in Dr. Zhivago looks more dressy than a plain woolly bobble hat -just make sure you load your hairdo with plenty of hairspray so that you don’t suffer from a bad case of “hat head’.
Faux leather gloves or some glittery woolen ones will keep your fingers toasty when the weather is bitingly cold. If you are attending a cocktail party or a ball, you could keep your hands warm by wearing a pair of long opera gloves like these.
Gleaming and Glowing
A beautifully made-up face is probably your most powerful asset at a festive party. If you feel you look beautiful, the positive vibes and happiness will seep from your pores, and you will light up the room.
A flawless base is a must, and then the rest of the makeup can be as subtle or extravagant as you want. Use a foundation with good coverage and a dewy finish that will last for the entire duration of the event and will give your complexion a youthful glow. Dust on some shimmery blush, some sparkly eyeshadow, and lashings of mascara .
Above all, let your hair down and have a fantastic time!