I’ve been having fewer “nothing to wear” moments. My love for shopping is finally paying off, I guess. Even though my NYC apartment is short on closet space, I still keep all of my favorite dresses from years past on hand. I have an entire arsenal of dresses to fall back on in case of a last minute invitation or when I know I need to feel good.
Even though I love the thrill of getting a new dress, there is something to be said about wearing one that’s tried and true. Especially if I’m going to an event or a party where I’m feeling anxious (new people, crowded spaces, etc.), I feel so much more comfortable wearing a dress that I know I love and look great in. Look good, feel good is my motto.
You can even wear the same dress to all your holiday parties this year by fixing your hair differently (a blowout, an updo, an Elsa braid), adding a statement accessory, or swapping in another pair of shoes.
If you are buying a new dress that you want to carry over for years on end, my major tip is to look for classic silhouettes in versatile colors with simple textures or detailing. These are some of my favorite dresses for parties: A surprise touch of gold sequins on the back, a warm floral print, ruffles, and lace. Black, navy, and cream tend to be my color of choice!
Most of the holiday parties I go to are with friends or are some kind of blogging event, so anything goes fashion-wise. But if you’re heading to an office party, Youtuber Christina put together some fun, appropriate choices:
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