Cheers! Our best holiday looks
Pop goes the champagne. Hello mistletoe…
Holiday season is here and with that comes a sparkling after-hours schedule bubbling with candlelight, reconnecting with friends new and long-forgot and chasing your own extraordinary adventures.
This is a time to shine and be social before settling into January and February’s hushed hibernation — so let’s celebrate by having much too much fun in frocks that glint with devilment.
CASUAL WEEKEND TOAST
Ladies — Metallic denim is your friend, no matter if it’s slick like Alice + Olivia or printed a la Seven for All Mankind (212 872 2877). Keep the fit slim and pair with a loose-fitting top that feels both festive but casual (like this one Kelly’s wearing from Rag & Bone, 212 872 2840). Inject a spike of color through your clutch — this Alexander McQueen masterpiece (212 872 2601) of frolicking unicorns is certain to spark conversation.
Gentlemen — Add festive cheer to your look with Ralph Lauren Purple Label’s plaid dinner jacket (212 339 3342). Dress it down with dark jeans or colored cords from the Third Floor.
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THE AFTER HOURS WORK THING
Ladies — Be luxe in dark leather and mixed-media texture like this dropped-waist chiffon number from Diane von Furstenberg (212 872 2840; Diane’s coming to the store this Tuesday, you know…). If you’re worried about being too dressed up during the day, layer a cozy sweater over a leather look like Rag & Bone (212 872 2840) or 10 Crosby Derek Lam (212 872 2575). Once night falls, play it up with accessories and a textured metallic or red clutch.
Gentlemen — Gents, you’re in luck. The whole day-to-night thing isn’t half as complicated for you as it is the ladies down the hall. Add a dose of red with a bow-tie like this one from Kiton (212 339 3342); promise you’ll be the most photographed fellow there.
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YOU RSVP’D WITH A +1 … AND IT’S FANCY
Ladies — Tis the season for glittering dresses, and Alice + Olivia’s new evening collection (212 872 8988) is guaranteed to make you the brightest star. Whether it’s a short sassy number or a contemporary ode to The New Look, you will be ready to toast the holidays and ring in the New Year. Give your silvery hues an unexpected twist with Edie Parker’s translucent clutches but remember: this is a clutch that reveals all secrets, even if it’s a sprig of mistletoe. If sequins and shine aren’t your moda, pair your clutch and Dannijo holiday earrings with a fresh take on velvet.
Gentlemen — Ladies have a certain weakness for a gent in a fine-fitting tux. Stand apart from the rest in a velvet smoking jacket like Brioni (212 339 3342) or a two-button smoking jacket from Giorgio Armani (212 339 3342). Let your holiday spirit shine through your cufflinks (like Deakin & Francis’ owls, 212 339 3290) or a member of the Lois Sasson lapel pin menagerie (212 339 3290).
PS – to get you in the mood, we crafted a holiday playlist.
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Nest Holiday Three-Wick Candle, 212 872 2769
Michael Storrings New York City Subway Car Ornament, 212 872 8872
BG Collection Chocolate Gingerbread Cookies, 212 872 2758
Maison Francis Kurkdjian 111th Anniversary 754 Eau de Parfum, 212 872 2733
Michael Storrings 2012 BG Storefront Ornament, 212 872 8872