Holiday Parties: What to Wear

Holiday parties are coming up very soon with Christmas and New Year’s Eve just around the corner. Don’t worry if you haven’t bought something to wear yet, there’s plenty of sales in stores, and you can definitely wear something you already have and just add a new accessory to make a little change to it. The best advice I can give you is to wear something classy and comfortable that goes along with your personality whither you are more conservative or funky. Here are some trendy ideas for this season!

1. Asymmetrical pencil skirt. 

One of the biggest trend in the skirt department is the asymmetrical skirt which means that the length is not even all around. I really like the pencil skirt since it has a more structured shape. Wear it with a blouse or a cute top. Don’t forget to choose one that has an appropriate length, a little above the knee!

2. Sweater dress.

Hesitating between wearing a sweater or a dress? Go for the sweater dress! It’s super modern, comfortable and totally chic! Don’t forget to add some nice statement pieces of jewellery to make this outfit stand out!

3. Shootie.

The heel of the season? The shootie! It is a mix between a bootie and a shoe since it is all closed up and it doesn’t go above the ankle. Choose some black or grey ones that are universal and go with every one of your outfits! Plus, they are super comfy!

4. High waist pants.

High waist pants will make your legs look longer and leaner, and with a silk fabric, they are absolutely perfect for the occasion. Add a blazer, a cardigan or a blouse to complete the outfit!

5. Burgundy nails.

For this season, I would go for burgundy nails, since it is a glamorous version of the traditional Christmas red. I would also go for royal blue, grey, and pale pink.

Happy holidays everyone! Thanks for reading!

Hasta pronto!

Catherine Beaudry

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What should I wear?!

Yes, this is a question you probably ask yourself sometimes before going to a cocktail party, a family dinner or any other occasion. Sometimes it can be confusing to know what to wear and it can be hard to know what’s appropriate for the activity you’re planning on doing. Of course everybody has their own personal style, but here are some options I suggest for different occasion. It’s summer and that means a bunch of activities are at your door!

1. Pool party. With the beautiful and warm weather and a bunch of friends, a pool party is a fun way to enjoy summer. Put on that new bikini of yours (or a one-piece if you feel more comfortable) and cover up with a fun and simple dress. Big sunglasses and flip flops are a must! Try some trendy nail polish, like coral or teal!

2. Happy hour. Going for a drink with some colleagues after work or catching up with some friends during a 5 à 7? High waist shorts with a nice blouse, some low simple heels and jewellery are the key items to a sophisticated yet simple look, perfect to grab some drinks and maybe go for tapas afterwards, why not?

3. Family dinner. Grandparents, uncles, aunts or even a dinner with your boyfriend’s family? Go for something chic and traditional like a black a-line dress. Add a belt for some structure and beautiful dangling earrings and you’ll be feminine and classy.

4. Going to a festival. Summer is festival season! Grab your favorite pair of denim shorts, add a belt, a striped tee (go for blue and white stripes for a nautical vibe), a leather jacket (for those colder nights) and some edgy sandals and you’re ready to rock the streets! Don’t forget those retro sunglasses.

5. Club night with the girls. Ready to dance the night away? Forget the spandex and the too-tight dresses that are just so unflattering and uncomfortable! Show just enough skin with a back cut out dress that has patterns or bright colors. Go for a halter top dress or a criss-cross back, both will be sexy, but still classy. Nice reasonable height heels (you want to dance, remember?) and let your hair loose or try a very high ponytail tail!

I really hope you’ll enjoy every moment of this wonderful summer. Take every opportunity that passes next to you and see the people you love and admire. My last fashion advice would be to have fun with your outfits but remember to stay classy and respectful to yourself.

Hasta pronto!

Catherine Beaudry