As you are shopping around for the perfect holiday ensemble, keep this saying in mind: “Dress in your holiday best. Then, dress it down to wear it around town”. Why buy anything with the thought of only wearing it once? Instead, be resourceful in utilizing all of your clothing for multiple occasions by creating a fresh spin with these items every time you put them on. Ann Taylor LOFT is a great place for clothing that can be versatile per the occasion. The clothing is very basic or classic, with just enough edge and trend to make them dramatic pieces when standing alone. Below I have shopped a few looks that are dressy for the holiday and have added tips on how to reuse these items for a more casual look. What I have also done, is taken a few casual looks with dressy pieces to demonstrate how to transition “Dress in your holiday best.” to “Then, dress it down to wear it around town”.
Dress in Your Holiday Best
This is a show-stopper all on it’s own, but when you want to wear it during the day, simple add layers. A cardigan, tights, boots, and potentially a scarf would give this dress a completely different look.
A gorgeous color and fabric, this skirt is sure to get plenty of compliments at your holiday party. Trade your heels for tights and a pair of booties and throw on a comfy cardigan to transition this piece from night to day.
Dress it Down to Wear it Around Town.
We all know that this skirt will draw in attention whether it is worn for a special event or an everyday look. Trade the sweater in for a black, sheer blouse and lose the boots in exchange for a great pair of heels to make sure that every last bit of attention is on you.
Nothing says, “Happy Holidays!” like these red velvet, skinny pants. This is my favorite casual look, but just imagine how it could be your favorite holiday look with the right sequined tank top.
I spy sequins and anything sequinned will automatically dress a look up. A great way to dress it down is by allowing just a little sparkle to peek out of a comfy sweater.Written By: Stephanie