Fashion finds for every event
One of the things we look forward to the most over the holiday season is the chance to put together fabulous party attire. From a cozy game night with a small group to the office holiday party, we have the outfit for every occasion.
Sparkle + Shine
Having a little sparkle in your outfit makes the season feel just a bit more special. No other holiday brings as much bling and we are ready for it.
We can’t get enough of this sequin a-line dress from Cleo. The colours and subtle way the teal sequins drip into silver remind us of melting icicles! Major bonus points for the fact that this style is flattering on most body types.
Since this dress steals the show on its own, we recommend you choose footwear that compliments it but doesn’t take away from it. These Anne-Klein sling-back pumps from The Shoe Company have just enough sparkle to complete the outfit but are simple enough that they don’t distract from the star of the show!
If dresses aren’t your thing, fear not, there is no shortage of glamourous jumpsuits that can suit even the fanciest of parties. The knot-front jumpsuit from Bellissima oozes glamour in classic black. You can elevate the look by adding drop-earrings like the Open Leaf Tassel Drop Earring from Ann-Louise.
They say it’s the thrill of the chase and that is how we feel when we see a glimpse of a winning sleeve and take our hands and divide the sea of dresses on the rack at Marshalls and the perfect dress is staring right back at us. Perfect dress, perfect budget. You saved enough on the dress, that you may as well find the right sparkle and shine clutch to go with the dress, right?
If you love the idea of bringing Festive Flair to your look with holiday colours or patterns, the options are endless. If subtle is your thing, go with a nod to the holidays by adding these cute little Christmas Studs from Warehouse One.
If you prefer to go all in, let your party know you have the season all wrapped up with this adorable Bow Sweater from Cleo. We also love this mixed-pattern look sweater from Walmart.
If you haven’t ever tried a pair of the fur-lined Just Cozy leggings you are missing out! They are the ultimate for those cold, damp Victoria days. They have a plethora of seasonal patterns, from candy canes to snowflakes. Throw on an oversized sweater and your Festive Flair game is on point.
Don’t forget about him! The holiday tie is a must-have item for anyone who is looking to “wear” the holidays. Tip Top Tailors has options to help him rock the look.
There is something about the traditional deep reds and greens of December, that makes us feel just a bit more festive.
Cozy + Comfort
Keeping things cozy with just a few of your closest friends or family over to celebrate the season? Bring on the Christmas sweaters. The season is all about joy + love so we think this Crystal Heart print sweater from Bellissima or this Heart sweater from Suzanne’s, not only hits the cozy and comfort mark but reminds us of the spirit of the season.
A super fun way to keep things casual is to throw a PJ Party and have everyone show up ready for an evening of classic holiday movies and popcorn. Bluenotes has various holiday options from Grinch to Snoopy PJs so we are confident you will find your match. Don’t forget to keep those toes warm with a pair of slippers. Toasty feet warmers have come so far and it can be hard to settle on just one pair, but we do love these booties from Walk in Comfort.
If your gathering includes outdoor activities stay warm with Northern Reflections Plaid Zip-Up Fleece.
Whether your holiday party is grand or small, it is about embracing the opportunity to gather with those we care about. Enjoy your holiday shopping and show us your finds or holiday look by tagging us @HillsideCentre on Instagram or Facebook with #HillsideCentre