I love a good holiday dress, but I like to be different – and that’s when jumpsuits come in handy. A black jumpsuit is foolproof this time of year. It’s chic and cool, conservative enough for most occasions, and cuts your dressing time in half – all you need are shoes.
I’ll be wearing this jumpsuit to a handful of holiday events paired with a leather jacket or embellished, printed jacket. I wore booties for daytime here, but when nightfall hits it’ll match well with a bright heel. I chose some of my favorite jumpsuit picks for the holiday season below -what do you think?
This silky green wrap blouse turned me on to Rory Beca, and now I’m hooked. I bought it one evening on Abbot Kinney in Venice after realizing I had to go straight to a dinner and didn’t have a change of clothes besides the jeans and tank I was wearing. It transformed my denim to a dressier look and was so comfortable and flattering. I also love the gathered bottom – it looks like it’s tucked into your pants instead of billowing out like most blouses. Rory Beca also makes this top as a wrap dress in the same vibrant emerald color – great for holiday parties – and a wrap gown in a gorgeous fuchsia (incredible). The line includes so many jewel toned pieces, which I love this time of year.
I bought my black over the knee boots last year and wear them too many times to count. So walkable and the perfect length and height. If you’re on the fence about investing in a pair, check out this similar Sam Edelman pair (on sale!), at a great price point. You can’t go wrong with a classic trench coat – I wear mine year round in LA and it travels well and matches everything. ASOS makes a beautiful trench coat if you’re in the market for one. I topped the look off with a fedora. Recently I’m into colored hats as opposed to the usual black or camel. What do you think of this look?
I’m loving LA’s sudden shift of weather – it finally feels like fall here! Booties, jackets and layers are on repeat. These ripped black jeans are my favorite pair of black pants right now – they seriously feel like stretchy yoga pants and have a distressed-chic feel to them (plus they’re on sale). I love the mix of pink and red in this floral Ted Baker blouse – a great pick to pair with skirts, too. Mixed with a red biker jacket I’m ready for a day out in town. What do you think?
It’s around this time of year that I start looking for a versatile holiday dress: something glamorous but understated that works for everything from family dinners to a night out. I think I’ve found it in this French Connection dress – it shows just enough skin at the neckline and the back, but is still elegant and appropriate for any event. It hits a bit below the knee and I usually gravitate towards either short (well above the knee) or maxi, but I think with an elongating nude heel this tea-length works well.
I threw a black leather jacket over it and added some sparkly jewels. How amazing are these Tacori diamond earrings? I borrowed them for a Tacori event a couple weeks ago but had to sneak them into some outfit photos. I have to let you in on a (not so) secret – the jewelry brand Nadri makes the prettiest, more affordable “diamond” earrings. I first spotted them at Nordstrom a couple years back and bought a pair of studs, thinking I would get a few good uses out of them with holiday dresses before their shine faded. I was wrong! As long as you keep them out of the shower, they last – and go from about $40- $100. See below for some of my favorite picks (I especially those this drop pair).
What’s your go-to look for holiday events? Let me know!