New Year’s Outfits to Get You Noticed

Chic and popular outfits to wear this holiday season

Noel Washington, Features Editor

With Christmas and New Year’s right around the corner, you want to be sure you’re caught wearing the hottest looks at your holiday parties and family events. Trying to maintain you fresh style, while keeping warm during the harsh winter season can be a difficult. That’s why blogs, magazines and websites have put out their holiday attire guides to prepare you for this holiday season. Taking some of your favorite sweaters, dress shirts and turtlenecks and spicing them up with statements necklaces or patterned tights. You will be content knowing that through the rush of gift shopping and party planning, your inventive style will stay intact.
Junior Sara Massei always maintains her up to date style, especially during the holidays. “I love being able to wear fuzzy socks and it be socially acceptable. I also really love sweater, even the “ugly” ones are really fun and I love seeing everyone wearing them this time of year, I’ve got a lot cute sweaters but this year I’ve decided I want to get some tacky/ugly ones because something about them just screams Christmas,” Massi said. “When I feel like dressing up in the wintertime I usually go with a dress or skirt with tights and some sort of bootie, that my go to outfit for any semi-fancy event. But personally, I think the absolute best part about winter style is being able to bum it any day of the week with leggings and a sweatshirt and still fit the style.”
At the beginning of every holiday season, Vogue uploads their layouts of what to be caught in. They features pieces such as bodysuit which help to extenuate your curves, while being comfortable in a moveable fabric pant. As well as the infamous “party dress” which portrays a structured and sophisticated look without being too flashy. To add some emphasis to any of these looks, you can pair them with some staple jewelry pieces such as chunky bracelets, simple and sleek studs or statement necklaces. Be sure to build your outfit from the ground up, and pair the perfect booty or classic nude heel to complete your perfect look.
Junior Rachel Walker brings out her favorite pieces every season. “One of my staple pieces that I’ve been wearing a lot recently is an oversize sweater that I purchased from Brandy Melville. Its grey and super soft and it will make the perfect casual piece to wear to family gatherings and Christmas tree lightings,” says Rachel. Katarinna Tappscott shares her thoughts on Christmas looks. “Some of my favorite winter pieces are Uggs, kint scarves, and Lula Roe leggings. For Christmas I plan on patterned leggings, a cashmere colored pair of uggs and a monogram shirt to match my daughters and I like to shop at T.J. Maxx and Loft,” says Katarinna.
Whether you’re heading out into your hometown for a parade or going to your friend’s house for their famous Christmas party, you’ll want to be sure your style is reflected in your entire look. The transition into the thirty degree weather, shouldn’t stop anyone from hiding their festive style this season. You can get inspiration from major fashion websites such as Vogue, Glamour or Style. Everything from a subtle and sleek pantsuit to a bold and patterned cocktail dress. Still keeping warm with accessories such as scarves, leg warmer, fuzzy headbands, or a sleek pair of gloves while maintaining your holiday look.