Glisten-up everyone…because December is the time to shine! And the good news is metallic, satin, and velvet are so on trend. Even better news…all of these glistening textures can be transitioned into your everyday wardrobe before and after the holidays.  

 So, two things I love about the holiday season:

  1. I get to spend extra time with family and friends,
  2. …and I get to add a little extra sparkle to my outfits!

Let’s start with metallic and how it has made a major impact the last few fashion seasons.  The way I see it, metallic is the perfect neutral color and texture that can jazz up an everyday or party outfit.  Since I live a very casual lifestyle, adding a metallic piece to my wardrobe is my way of adding a little spice to my everyday lifestyle.

But metallic can also add sparkle to a party outfit.  How do you plan to party during the holidays? Whether with your family at home or at a fabulous soiree, there are so many great metallic choices.  A gold metallic pleated skirt worn with a black sweater is perfect for an office party.  We are also loving a gold cropped jacket and a silver cropped jacket worn with pencil skirts.  And a silver metallic trench coat is another great office party option. Sparkle and shine!

An easy way to give your everyday jeans a holiday vibe is by adding a pair of silver metallic ankle boots. Just add a flowy blouse, and you will be the toast of the party!  If you want to shine this holiday season, a pair of metallic pants or skirt worn with an oversized sweater will do the trick.  All of these looks will take you from a family party at home to date night out on the town!  

Maybe you are more interested in being sassy in satin…then no worries!  We are crushing on a green satin skirt worn with a green plaid blouse and sparkly heels on our board.  One of the many satin tops on our Pinterest board would definitely dress up a pair of jeans.  And my favorite way to add satin to an ensemble is with a lush evening bag.  Even if you are just meeting friends at a bar, think about dressing up your outfit with a satin bag.  How sassy is that?

If you want a royal look this holiday season, then your best bet is velvet.  An easy transition piece is a velvet blazer.  For your everyday style, wear it with black jeans, and for your party style, pair it with a pair of satin pants and a blingy evening bag.  Another way to add velvet to your party style is with a pair of velvet booties in a beautiful winter hue.  And a pair of velvet ankle skinny pants (by 7 For All Mankind from Nordstrom’s) will definitely make you feel like royalty!  

My absolute favorite velvet crush this season is a velvet pleated midi skirt. There are two looks on our Pinterest board that take a velvet ensemble to the next style level. One is a gold pleated velvet skirt worn with a blazer, blouse, and velvet booties…a look that will take you from the office to out and about. And the mauve velvet skirt paired with a cable sweater is just plain pretty (Mrs. Twist spied this blush pink velvet midi at Target for $22.99)

Isn’t it nice to know there are so many colors and textures to choose from that give your holiday style some pizazz?  And isn’t it even nicer to know they can transition into your everyday style?  Oh, and by the way…if you are having a holiday party…call me!!!

Holley Williams is a personal stylist specializing in closet inventory, seasonal shopping, closet organization and wardrobe consultation.  Contact Holley at [email protected].