Whilst most in the northern hemisphere will be dreaming of a white Christmas, here many will have their thoughts far away from sweaters, toasting marshmallows and enjoying the snow.
Instead, we are hitting the beaches, gathering together for barbeques or cooling off in our backyard pools. With the festive summer season approaching, avoid looking like a hot mess while we filter down our top season finds to give you the best tips to get the festive Xmas party look; whether it be with family, friends, a social or work affair.
Ice Queen Summer Looks
Images: Scanlan Eyelet Jumpsuit, Scanlan Theadore Culottes, Oleander Bell Dress
Pastels, cropped denim jeans, floral prints, slides and mules to tied up heeled sandals, paired with linens are just a few of the top picks that are on the shelves for this season. Choosing a versatile piece that can be easily turned casual, or quickly dressed up, is key for this hot season.
Adaptable choices such as the Oleander Bell Dress by Zimmermann or the Eyelet Jumpsuit by Scanlan Theodore are neutral pieces that are of breathable fabric, allude an effortless but chic feel, and easily give you the go to festive Xmas party look everyone is after (and will be talking about). Pair either of these uncomplicated options with a red lip, like Ruby Woo by MAC, a definite noticeable choice that is an obvious go to for any Xmas festivity.
If you are in a low-key setting, a patterned slipper will complete the ultimate sophisticated yet understated outfit for Xmas merriments. A statement, yet versatile option for this season, is Zimmermann’s printed Hawaiian Blue slipper, which will definitely not be missed in conversation.
If your Xmas festivities constitute of chill vibes, outdoors on a summers night, the key is simplicity and pieces with flow, while not overheating the skin. Jac and Jack’s Andy Tank is a piece that is functional yet easily adaptable to a day and night setting. Pair this tank with cropped jeans like these by Keji with our Zimmermann picked slippers is the casual girls guide to the festive Xmas party look.
If trying something different and stepping out of your usual comfort zone to end a hard working year with a great kick is your aim, the trapeze styled culottes by Scanlan Theodore that will definitely be turning heads and be the talk of the night. Don’t forget to add the golden glow highlight in the mixture to the blue tones in these pieces, and add in Josie Maran’s Argan Enlightenment Illuminator to make your complexion glow.
Dress is More
Images: Zimmerman Tropicale Dress, Scanlan Tropical Print
If going all out and dressing to the nines it the style to be achieved for this festive Xmas party, look no further than floral frock options. Drawing on festive colours, wearing a frock that has a print, which calls for celebration, is a must. Zimmermann’s Tropicale open-back printed dress will swing you into the summer Xmas vibes, and is a head turning piece.
If cocktail styled, and elegant choice is more appealing to you, the Tropical Print Dress by Scanlan Theodore is the way to go. It touches on the traditional Xmas colour hues, in non-customary ways through olive greens, cream and blooming dark shell pinks.
The Perfect Shoe
Images: Aquazzura Fringe Sandals, Zimmerman Print Slipper
Tie up and strappy heels are one of the on trend items for feet this coming season, and there is no better way to add a pop of colour and festivity to your outfit than with a red pair.
Aquazzura’s Wild Thing Fringed suede sandals are certainly not for the faint hearted, but are a perfect way to help you step outside of your comfort zone and into the Xmas party look in a subtle yet chic way. Pair these eccentric heels with any choice of attire this festive season, to brighten your outfit and accentuate your pins.
The Make Up Look
Last but not least, no one wants to leave the work or home bathroom mirror without looking dolled up and fresh faced? Take inspiration from this effortless and tasteful tutorial by Jaclyn Hill’s for an Easy Glam Holiday Makeup and adapt the features to make it work for you. And to get the most out of your perfect pout make sure your teeth are shining white by using some whitening strips.
Get into the spirit of the festive Xmas Party season by following these fashion tips and take guidance from our key pieces to help you stand out from the crowd at this summer’s Christmas parties and events.