Thanksgiving has ended but the holiday season is not over. As December begins so does the season of holiday parties. For any fashionista holiday parties are an important time to showcase your great sense of style. But here is the problem I’m sure a lot of you face. You get invited to three totally different holiday parties that require three different ensembles. If you’re a college student like me then you don’t have an extensive budget. So buying three party dresses isn’t something you can afford. Instead here are some tips on how to take one party dress and create three different looks. It’s affordable, stylish and your friends will hardly know it’s the same dress.
The Dress: When it comes to picking the one perfect party dress pick a solid color, basic cut dress. This way you have a wider selection of jackets, shoes and accessories to pair with it. A strapless dress is also easier to transform as the cut makes it easier to mix and match with a variety of accessories. I chose a basic red strapless dress from H&M.
The Edgy Holiday Look: For an edgy look for a holiday party add a jeweled blazer like this one from H&M. This jacket is edgy and stylish. But since the jacket is so bold keep the other accessories basic. Pair it with black booties, a basic black clutch and a simple jeweled bracelet. For the lips go bold with a red lip.
Meet the Parents Holiday Party: When it comes to meeting your new boyfriends parents you want a stylish look that shows your personality without showing too much skin. Cover your shoulders with a basic black cardigan. This black cardigan from Alloy adds a bit of spice with its lace back. Cover your legs with a pair of opaque black tights and add some bold style by pairing it with a pair of studded black flats. Finish it off with a simple black, chained clutch like this rosette one.
Elegant Dinner Holiday Party: For an elegant dinner party, you can’t get more elegant than a faux fur jacket. So pair your party dress with a faux fur jacket or a faux fur cropped jacket. With something as bold as a fur jacket you need to keep your shoes basic like these basic black pumps. Keep your legs bare for a sexy look. Pair it with a jeweled clutch and polish the look off with a chic up-do like this one from my favorite blog Cupcakes and Cashmere.