5 Holiday Fashion Trends to End 2023 on a High
The holidays are fast approaching, and with them the challenge of choosing the exact right outfit for every occasion. These past two years have been difficult for many people, so what better way to welcome back in-person holiday gatherings than to find the exact right outfit for any special occasion. Following fashion can be invigorating and fun for some and stressful for others, so take any stress out of choosing the right outfit and take a look at these 5 holiday fashion trends that will help you end 2023 on a high.
Some people go by the fashion maxim of less is more, but this holiday season will be a chance for you to go all out and show off all your favorite types of accessories and embellishments. Holiday sweaters and tops often have over the top features, such as beading, loud patterns, and embroidery. Why not compliment that tendency to go all-out for the holidays by wearing all your favorite accessories? This is the time for so-called costume jewelry to shine – choose fun and whimsical holiday themed earrings, chunky bracelets and necklaces, warm and beautiful scarves and beanies, or a purse with a festive holiday design. You’re sure to stand out in a crowd with your Christmas spirit and fun personality.
If you’re going to a more formal holiday event, you know that you’re going to have to dress for the occasion. The holidays are the perfect time to wear lush and luxurious fabrics that might seem over the top at any other time. Thicker, plusher fabrics are always going to be in vogue during the holidays, since they give off an air of sophistication and provide a little more warmth for those cold winter days and nights as well. Look into buying blouses and dresses made of velvet or cashmere to create a wintery formal look, and accessorize with a faux fur coat or stole for added warmth and a simple statement piece.
When the world outside is cold and grey, choosing bold colors for your holiday gatherings will always make you stand out. Green and red are, of course, classics, but you don’t have to be restricted to stereotypical Christmas colors. According to Fashion Nova, “jewel tones, hunter green, navy blue, and rose gold” are all amazing festive options. In general, darker tones are more appropriate for winter events, but don’t feel restricted by tradition if you want to go all out. Metallics, such as silver and gold, will make you stand out in a room and are automatically sophisticated and stylish with a few pieces of matching jewelry.
Layers are a classic staple of winter fashion. Not only are they practical and easy to put together with a few closet staples, they make you a warm and inviting presence in any room. Cardigans, fleece jackets, turtlenecks, and blazers are all great ways to layer up and show off your ability to coordinate different pieces and styles of clothing. You won’t have to worry about chilly restaurants or serial thermostat lowerers when you’re wrapped up in cosy layers that bring you and those around you comfort and joy.
When you think of patterns on your clothing, your first thought is probably the classic spring and summer florals. But wintertime doesn’t have to mean sticking with solids only. There are a massive number of patterns that are appropriate for any occasion throughout the holiday season. Plaids and tartans are, of course, a classic, and they often come attached to thick, warm fabrics that are sure to keep you cosy all season long. Stripes and checks are also great for the winter months. In addition, there are even some florals that won’t look out of place at a holiday gathering. Look for blouses and dresses with designs that incorporate winter plants and flowers, such as poinsettias, holly, and ivy.