Holiday party season is in full swing and if you’re anything like me, you still don’t know what you’re wearing to any of the events on your calendar. I did the heavy lifting and pulled some of my favorite festive looks from local Charlotte boutiques.
I’ve got you covered for everything from mature office party attire to sequin mini dresses for the midnight countdown. Let’s party.
Here are the boutiques I visited:
Where available, I linked out to online buying options for featured items. Based on the response to our fall fashion guide, featured items sell out quick. So get moving if you see something you like.
‘Tis the season to cozy up in plush fabrics. I found velvet variations on everything from an elegant jumpsuit that feels like your Christmas Eve onesie jammies to a playful mini wrap skirt. I can’t get enough of these looks.
Velvet jumpsuit, $120 at Boem
Rebecca Taylor ruched velvet dress, $595 at McKenzie Claire
Jack West Village velvet dress in golden palm, $86 at Boem
Splendid velour dress, $180 at Sloan
BB Dakota “Look This Good” velvet skirt, $78 at Boem
Sequins & Sparkle
New Year’s Eve is your night to be as extra as humanly possible. Sequins are the way. Or opt instead to tone it down with fabrics that feature more subtle shimmer and sparkle that really only pops under flashing lights. However you approach it, pair these loud pieces with an even louder oversized fuzzy coat because that trend is still happening and I said so.
Showtime stripe sequin jumpsuit, $130 at Five13 Studio
Show Me Your Mumu Vivian slip dress, $184 at Boem
Motel Malia bodycon dress, $110 at CRIV
Antik Batik Buguy long dress, $335 at McKenzie Claire
BB Dakota sparkle motion dress in rose gold, $110 at Boem
Heartloom sparkle cami, $90 at Boem
Antik Batik chai dress, $350 at McKenzie Claire
Love Shack Fancy Angelica dress in Tulipwood, $795 at McKenzie Claire
Red & Green
The classic holiday color combo is a safe bet and doesn’t look gimmicky so long as you choose one or the other. I’m personally feeling green everything this year, but you can never go wrong with a bold red outfit.
Capulet Sierra ruched mini dress, $148 at Boem
Milly red dress, $375 at Sloan
Plaid poncho, $734 at Sloan
Winter Eve dress in green, $44 at Vestique
Green jumpsuit, $266 at Sloan
Laci plunge back green dress, $65 at Five13 Studio
PS – Here’s the perfect custom accessory to pair with your party outfits…
The Johnny Initial Ring (starting at $650) by Kristin Hayes Jewelry is my #1 pick for most-wanted accessory. You’ll see it on my hand in many of these photos. This is a custom piece that takes 2-3 weeks to make and ship so you won’t have it before the holidays, but it’s not a bad New Year gift if you ask me. Hello, 2019.