I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again..it’s my favorite time of year.
While I’m having a hard time wrapping my head around the fact that Thanksgiving and Black Friday have already come and gone and it’s officially December, I’m also ready to head straight into holiday mode.
Holiday season on the brain means many things: hot cocoa and marshmallows by the fire, plenty of holiday fete, and coming up with plenty of holiday-inspired outfits!
While sometimes I feel like going straight for the obvious – red, green, sequins, etc. – but other times, especially when it needs to transition from day to night, I want a toned down approach.
When I head straight to a soiree from a busy day at the office, I need to take the guess work out of the equation. Adding pretty lace details is one of my regular go-tos for dressing up an outfit: chic, effortless, and suitable for day and night. This outfit is easily made suitable for the office by layering the shorts over an opaque tight. Up the prim and proper quotient a bit further – and add a menswear edge – simply by buttoning your shirt to the top. A hint of polka dot also keeps the look fresh.
BLACK & WHITE BLAZER (OLD – SIMILAR OPTION HERE) | POLKA DOT SHIRT (40% OFF WITH CODE BRGETSET) | LACE SHORTS (OTHER SIMILAR OPTIONS HERE AND HERE) | BLACK TIGHTS | PEEPTOE PUMPS | CAT EYE SUNGLASSES | COCKTAIL RING (SIMILAR HERE) | BLACK ENVELOPE CLUTCH | BITE BEAUTY HIGH PIGMENT PENCIL IN ‘ZINFANDEL’ | OPI NAIL LACQUER
Photos by Mike Avery