The party season is upon us and I asked three of my favourite bloggers to share their Fashion tips for the Festive Season. I don’t know about you, but with the stress that this time of year can bring, the last thing you need to be worrying about is what to wear.
From footwear to comfort, to festive colours and accessories, to the Four Fashion Musts for 2017/18 Holiday Season, my guests have tips to ensure you not only look good but also feel great!
Be sure to click through the links to each of these Sizzling Ladies’ websites to discover more about fashion and living a fabulous life over 50!
Laurie – Vanity and Me
My three most important tips to look fabulous and festive are:
Festive colours – For me it as to be Gold, silver or red. Any of these colours shout festive!
Accessories – Take one Block colour dress and add your sparkle. This is the time for wearing glamour, and you can get away with as much of that as you wish. Embellished shoes, jewellery or a sparkly bag, or all three and more! The long Tassel earring is my favourites at the moment.
As I always say. The best underwear for the outfit. The right foundations can make or break an outfit. Take time choosing the right Bra or body emphasizer it makes all the difference.
Linda – Boots, Shoes and Fashion
For a party night out you really need to think about footwear!
Chunkier heels are trending at the moment which is good news if you value your comfort and need some height. Glitzy metallic and glitter ankle boots add a touch of glamour to jeans, if your event is a more casual aﬀair.
If your outfit is more dainty or you just prefer a high stiletto heel, then think of your comfort – a padded insole is a great selling point; alternatively gel pads that stick in your shoe, especially on the balls of your feet, will help.
Pointy toe shoes? For added comfort in the toe area, tape your 2nd and 3rd toe together.
Prone to new shoe blisters? Obviously wearing hosiery or socks will help to lessen the possibility of blisters, but when the weather is hot or you favour bare legs then I suggest rubbing some lip balm around your heel/toe area.
Open toe sandal fan? Treat yourself to a pedicure and get those toes painted! The range of colours available is tremendous and picking a colour to coordinate with your outfit will look fab. How about going metallic or wearing a bright colour such as hot pink, orange, red or teal…. why not add some Swarovski crystals?
Love the look of heels but you just cannot wear them? Check out the sling back low kitten heel shoes – they give the same impression of elongating the leg and are easier to walk in.
Prefer flats? Black lacy ballerinas can look really elegant to be worn all evening or store in your handbag ready to wear when your heels get just too much and for the walk home.
One last thing: make sure you can walk in whatever shoe you pick – I once wore brand new high platform court shoes for a night out at a restaurant – the shoe was comfortable but my feet are narrow and not really suited to a slip on shoe – unfortunately, as I entered the packed restaurant, my feet slipped out of my shoes and I glided across the room, leaving my shoes at the doorstep! Those shoes have not had an airing since then!
Happy Party Season!
Donna – Retirement Reflections
When Sue first asked me to be part of her Guest Post on “Fashion Tips for the Holidays,” I almost fell off of my chair. Did she not know that I was the ‘Yoga Pants Queen’ and that I seldom did any holiday outfit planning in advance?
A bit out of my depth, I rushed to the internet. Oh, oh. The ‘Four Fashion Musts’ for the 2017-18 holidays appeared to be a ruffled blouse, brocade skirt, satin pants and velvet dress. For me, the first three translated into ‘too fussy’, ‘too restrictive’ and simply ‘too much’!
Whatever I am wearing must be comfortable. I also want my clothing to be simple and timeless (so that I don’t need to shudder when looking back at photos of horrific, outdated fashion trends). Whether it be yoga pants or holiday wear, I want the pieces to be of good quality so that they do not constantly need to be replaced.
I then looked through my photos of recent holidays. There it was. My favourite little black dress. Actually, my favourite little black velvet dress! Who knew, that the preferred holiday outfit of this ‘Comfort First, Yoga Pants Queen’ would actually be listed on this year’s “Four Holiday Fashion Musts”? That also validated my preference for good quality, timeless pieces that do not to go out of style.
With a simple classic piece, you can always switch it up in so many different ways (shoes, hosiery, jewellery…and most importantly a good haircut
Oh, and if you have a neutral, classic blazer, that is helpful for those of us celebrating in cooler climates!
Thanks, Sue, for this challenge…and for the kick-start into my holiday planning.
Well Sizzlers, I hope you have found some inspiration from these lovely ladies. I know I have.
Do you have a fashion tip you would like to share? Leave your tip in the comments below.
Let’s Keep Sizzling!