Time to get glammed up for all the holiday parties!
If Madelyn Cline, Demi Moore, Lola Tung, and Kim Kardashian’s outfits at the Council of Fashion Designers of America Awards are any indication, big and bold style and glittering glam is in fashion for this tail end of the year. And what’s a more perfect time to whip out all the sequins and gemstones than the holiday season?
While it’s still November, it’s never too early to plan your ‘fits and your looks for the holidays. But even if you’re not doing that, you can take your closet up a notch by considering these styling staples so you can live your most fabulous life. Looking for inspo? In a collaboration with French fashion house Rabanne, H&M shines a light on the fun, flashy, and fabulous direction fashion is taking this season. From giant sequins to busy prints, statement jewelry to beaded mesh, these clothing and styling picks can give you an idea on how you can shine the brightest wherever you’re going.
Although they’re classics, don’t be afraid to deviate from the standard reds, greens, golds, and silvers that the holiday season sees plenty of. Slay every party in bold, solid colors, neons, jewel tones—take your pick of colors and textures for a fun and modern look.
SEQUINS, SEQUINS, AND MORE SEQUINS
What’s flashier than literal reflective circles all over your outfit? Sequins are coming back with a vengeance (let’s be real, as if they ever left) in small, mermaid-esque patterns as well as huge discs that are the epitome of festive. Serving radiant goddess vibes with a hint of retro-futuristic opulence.
If you’re not a mirrorball girlie, then maybe you’re a Bejeweled girlie. You just can’t go wrong with gems and jewels on simple black mesh—it’s elegant, chic, and evokes images of starry skies or snowy evenings. Going bejeweled is a simple way to elevate all-black outfits and instantly add a sparkle to your look.
Florals? In the holidays? Now that’s groundbreaking. Fashion’s all about breaking the rules and expressing yourself, so if the holidays have got you feeling like you want to have Christmas photos where you’re decked out in florals or 60’s inspired mod, we’re not stopping you. In fact, we’re encouraging you.
MIX & MATCH
Make every party your runway as you ascribe to the age-old style staple of mixing-and-matching—mix up fabrics, patterns, textures, styles, vibes, and more for a unique combination that’s sure to make heads turn. Gen Z has perfected this technique, having an eye for organized chaos and the confidence to pull it off.
STATEMENT JEWELRY AND ACCESSORIES
Lastly, don’t forget to spice up any outfit with statement-making jewelry and accessories. If you prefer simple outfits, go for big, bold jewelry to take it up a notch. And if you prefer more extravagant outfits—why not also go for big, bold jewelry? This season’s a wonderful time to experiment, to go big or go home, and to let the world know you’re here to celebrate in style.
All images from Rabanne x H&M. Collection drops in select stores and online on November 9.
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