It’s the most wonderful time of the year!
Holiday season is officially upon us and with the holidays come holiday parties!
If your calendar is looking anything like mine, it’s sprinkled with Sweater parties, office Christmas parties, lots of family functions, and of course, New Years Eve. Each one of these events requires a bit of holiday pizzaz which could end up stretching out your wallet at an already spend-happy time.
Here are a couple of my tips and trick sto keeping your wardrobe fresh over the holidays, while saving your pennies for the ones you love!
NYE & The Office Christmas Party:
These are likely the swankiest parties you’ll attend all year. Dressing up is SUPER fun but requires you to whip out the duds you don’t wear too often and sometimes spending money on things that will collect dust after the holidays are over. First things first, shop in your own closet. Is there an outfit you wore a couple of years ago for NYE that you could repurpose at the Office Christmas Party this year or vice versa?
Do you have a super sparkly pair of shoes that could add the right pop of colour to an otherwise underwhelming outfit?
If you need to shop it’s important to focus on a couple of key pieces that you can mix and match together and reinvent yourself at every party!
If you need to start from scratch, of course my first piece of advice is to hit up your local consignment store.
These are a couple of amazing outfits that The Clothing Loft has for your shopping pleasure:
The Christmas Sweater Party:
This used to be the cheapest outfit of the holiday season but the popularity of Ugly Sweater Parties made these sweaters a bit of a hot commodity.
Our friends have an annual Christmas Sweater Christmas Party and the sweater collection of this group runs deep. If your friends do something similar, why not organize a pre-holiday sweater swap? You don’t have to swap for keeps, but this is a super cheap way to get a special gem for your next sweater party.
If that option is off the table, obviously second hand and consignment stores are the place to turn to. If you can’t land a deal there, Winners has turned up some beauties. Check our family holiday photo from last year!
Share your amazing holiday finds with me at @UsedToBeYoursFashion on Instagram!