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Ladies, Posh Up Your Holiday Party Look

Dec 18, 2017 9:00:00 AM


This holiday season, it’s all about luxe on blog pages and magazine spreads of fashion giants like Harper’s Bazaar. But luxe usually comes with a hefty price tag, so how do regular girls like us get in on the action?

Here are some ways to add a bit of high fashion to your Christmas or New Year’s party looks with clothes you already own and additional pieces you can easily order online.

*All prices as of December 15, 2017.

Metallics and Shimmer

Left to Right: Metallic Knit Top, Unarosa (On Sale at P648, Zalora); Color Sensational Satin Eyeshadow, Maybelline (P399, BeautyMNL); Mayse Sequin Cami Club Top, Chase Fashion (P998, Zalora)
Photos courtesy of Zalora & Make Up World

Pair It With: Jeans, heels, a solid-colored jacket and bottom

Add a bit of luxuriousness to your holiday party #OOTD by wearing pieces made with metallic fabrics or sequins (the larger the better!). For added comfort, choose sequined pieces with a cotton base or underlayer.

Bring a bit of that shimmer into your makeup with metallic or gold-toned eyeshadow.

 Bold Prints


Left to Right:  Contrasting Design T-Shirt, Mango (On Sale at P695, Zalora); Geometric Striped Printed Skater Dress, Tokichoi (On Sale at P799, Zalora); Printed Botanical Romper, Tokichoi (On Sale at P1,199, Zalora)
Photos courtesy of Zalora

Pair It With: A solid-colored jacket, bottoms, and shoes, or simple accessories

Your holiday party look doesn’t have to be plain or monochromatic. When paired with solid-colored pieces, bold prints in bright colors will make you look both lively and event-appropriate. Try pairing a printed blouse with a bright, solid-colored pair of culottes for a fresh approach to party dressing.

Wear this look with simple jewelry to keep the printed piece as the star of the outfit! 

Jewel Tones

Left to Right: Skinny Paty Jeans, Mango (On Sale at P795, Zalora); Shut Up & Kiss Me Liquid Matte Lippie in Hot Stuff, Happy Skin (P699, BeautyMNL); Snap Detail Shift Dress, ZALORA (On Sale at P1,299, Zalora)
Photos courtesy of Zalora & Make Up World

Pair It With: Nude or solid-colored heels and clutch

If you’re looking for an alternative to your LBD this season, wearing dresses in merlot, burgundy, emerald, or sapphire is the way to go. It gives off the same amount of class without being as dark, and these colors are more flattering to morena skin tones.

Jewel tones also work well in makeup! Upgrade your smokey eye with blue or green eyeshadow or swipe on a dark lippie for an instant touch of glamor.

 Snow White

Left to Right: Elle/U-Neck Spacer Blazer, CHILL BY NOOKS (On Sale at P1,799, Zalora); Embroidered Off-Shoulder Blouse, Mango (On Sale at P995, Zalora); Printed Tripla Layer Cut In Dress, Something Borrowed (On Sale at P649, Zalora)
Photos courtesy of Zalora

Pair It With: Bright-colored or patterned shoes and bag, or statement jewelry

If you don’t feel like dressing up for a family or work party, a structured white dress or a tailored jacket paired with fitted jeans will make you look bright and pulled-together without much effort.

A white piece of clothing is a blank canvas: there are a million ways to accessorize and dress it up or down to match the event you’re attending. Bright pieces and eye-catching jewelry are go-tos to keep the look interesting.


Left to Right: Velvet Plain Cami Dress, Chase Fashion (P1,199, Zalora); Mambo Flared Heels, Rubi (P1,799, Zalora); Velvet Cami Wrap Top, Something Borrowed(P999, Zalora)
Photos courtesy of Zalora

Pair It With: Printed pants or jeans, or solid-colored accessories

Velvet has been making a significant return to the racks of both high-end and widely commercial fashion brands. It’s a high-maintenance but glamorous fabric that’s worth breaking out for the upcoming holiday party. Find velvet pieces in jewel tones to wear two holiday trends in one look!

To balance out the opulence of the fabric, opt for pieces with a modern cut or silhouette, such as a wraparound blouse or a straight dress skirt. You can also dress up a jeans and t-shirt combo with a pair of sleek velvet heels. 


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