My Holiday Outfits- 2016

2016- The year where all things sequins, velvet, and satin were the epitome of festivity itself. This year showcased the ever recycling nature of fashion; and with this, we saw various past trends resurface.  Culottes, winter pastels, asymmetry, chokers, satin layered slips, bubble gum pink everything, and low cuts are a few of this year’s biggest trends. With this, of course I chose to incorporate some of these seasonal trends into my 2016/17 holiday apparel. This holiday season I put together three distinct outfits; two Christmas looks and one New Year’s Eve look. Continue reading for a detailed look into my 2016 holidays outfits!

Christmas Eve: This Christmas Eve I decided to use some of Christmas’ trendiest materials; velvet and sequins, in collaboration with each other.  And, I really do love how it turned out. For this particular look, I found this deep burgundy velvet top at American Apparel and matched it with this sequinned mermaid skirt that I purchased online through Lulu’s. The colours of the two articles perfectly compliment each other, almost creating a harmonious holiday serenade for the eyes. By incorporating two very different fabrics into an ensemble, depth and detail are exaggerated. I chose to pair this outfit with classic nude pumps from Nine West in order to keep focus on the top and skirt. I adore the fit of this sequin mermaid skirt- not only because (like any other girl) I dream of one day becoming a mermaid myself- but because it also creates a very flattering shape by accentuating one’s curves while maintaining a lengthening elegance. This ensemble is ideal for any holiday party!

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Details

Burgundy Velvet Long Sleeved Top: American Apparel

Silver Sequinned Mermaid Skirt: Lulu’s

Shoes: Nine West

Antler Necklace: Love Sheds

Floral Crown: Fauna & Fern

Photography: Jorja Coral Photography

 

Christmas Day: At my household we take Christmas seriously, in the notion that we consider the dinner portion a formal event. And so, after opening our gifts and sitting down to brunch, we change into our holiday attire. This year, I wanted to find something less classic than usual- which is why I opted for this shimmery low cut dress paired with black velvet pumps from Aldo. I found my dress online through Reformation, and instantly fell in love. Initially, I wanted to purchase this dress in their gold shade; however, they were all sold out of my size. But I am still more than happy with this colour, although I can’t say “thank god for boob tape” enough!

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Details

Low Cut Shimmery Dress: Reformation

Shoes: Aldo

Photography: Jorja Coral Photography

Makeup: Megan Wilson (@merelymegan)

 

New Year’s Eve: Ahhh if you still haven’t found the perfect New Year’s Eve outfit then here’s a bit of inspiration for you… SEQUINS! Seriously though, you can’t go wrong with sequins. No New Year’s Eve soirée is quite complete without the addition of sequins. I ordered this little number online through Zara and I am simply in love. As any other girl out there, I am currently obsessed with anything rose gold- which is exactly why this dress was a must-have. In addition to the colour, the low back perfectly creates a seamless elegance. I am SO excited to wear this look this upcoming New Year’s Eve!

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Details

Rose-Gold Sequinned Cocktail Dress: Zara

Lace up Nude Pumps: Call it Spring 

Photography: Jorja Coral Photography

Makeup: Megan Wilson (@merelymegan)

 

Thanks for reading, I hope you’ve enjoyed my 2016 holiday look book. Special thanks goes out to Jorja Ferguson from Jorja Coral Photography for bearing the -40 conditions to shoot these looks, and Mitch for warming me up in between shots! Don’t forget to subscribe, I post new content on the regular. Enjoy the rest of your holidays!

Xo, Quinn

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