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Boost Personal Style For The Holidays With Sparkle, Classics

December 2, 2018

Boost Personal Style For The Holidays With Sparkle, Classics

It’s officially the holiday season.

That means it’s the perfect time to talk about another very important element of self-care: personal style.

Same as beauty, clothes are powerful, and dressing up to fit your mood and attitude is the best thing you can do to take control of how you feel and, in turn, how the world sees you. I thought it was best to bring in someone who knows all about the power of personal style: Maggie McGregor, a fashion stylist, fashion writer and owner of styling company and blog Style Mag Daily. She’s worked backstage at several Fashion Weeks, styled with numerous brands and worked in the fashion departments at different publications, including Town & Country Magazine.

McGregor occasionally will lend her talents here at Hey, Beautiful for Stitched, blogettes (a blog within a blog) in which fashion tips and experiences are sewn together into the mosaic of life. Today, it’s all about dressing to impress this holiday season and beyond.

Back to black

Maggie’s tip: A black dress can be a safe choice for a holiday gathering when you can’t quite determine what the dress code is. Light up a Christmas concert in this look and pair it with black tights if you need a more conservative take. Details such as sequins and lace or bows, ties and cut-outs make a little black dress far from basic. My favorite addition: a holiday brooch.

Try it: Morgan & Company Sequin Lace High-Low Dress, macys.com, $119.

White hot

Maggie’s tip: Head-to-toe white is striking, as is wearing a jumpsuit as an alternative to a dress. One-piece jumpsuits come in all different cuts, so they can flatter all different body types. Try on a few different cream, winter white or silvery choices to determine what fits your shape best.

Try it: Lena Strapless, Black Halo, bloomingdales.com, $390.

Straight fire

Maggie’s tip: Red is warm and festive. This is great for a holiday gala. Any woman in a red dress? Alexa, play “Lady in Red.”

Try it: V-Neck Mixed Media Gown, Carmen Marc Valvo, WhiteHouseBlackMarket.com, $448.

Blue Christmas

Maggie’s tip: Icy blue is still thematic for the winter if you need a break from red and green. Bright blue is striking in a fuzzy sweater or top but is show-stopping in maxi dresses and full ballroom skirts. A bejeweled flat looks great peeking out from underneath a maxi.

Try it: ASOS Design cape pleated maxi dress, Asos.com, $76.

 

Shine bright

Maggie’s tip: A full-sequined jumpsuit takes you right through until New Year’s Eve. Sequins are the spirit of the season, especially when the ball drops at the turn of 2019. Look for them on outfits and dresses, or accessories if you aren’t ready to go full-body sparkle.

Try it: TFNC Sequin Wrapfront Jumpsuit in multi-silver, Asos.com, $135.

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