The bulk of the holiday season is officially in the past, and that means no more dorky Christmas sweaters or sparkly sequin New Year’s Eve dresses. How’s a girl supposed to have a little fun with fashion once these festive items are no longer appropriate? Although you may feel like your outfit selection is dreary without these quirky pieces to choose from, there are plenty of ways to keep the fun spirit of the holidays alive in your wardrobe without looking like you don’t own a calendar.
1. Overload Your Accessories
Accessories can transform any basic, dull outfit into a fabulous, eye-catching look. If you’re used to a subtle pair of studs or just a simple necklace for your everyday outfits, add a little more color and pizzazz with accessories to keep your holiday spirit alive. Attachable embellished collars are a popular fashion item this season, which can make your outfit preppy and pretty in no time. Wear them with your favorite bold colored sweaters for a pop of sparkle and texture. You can also give your wardrobe more festive flavor without spending a fortune by going to Claire’s for fun feathery hair accessories, animal print scarves and glittery belts for a fun accent.
2. Brighter is Better
Maybe your wardrobe is feeling a little “blah” because you’re only choosing between blacks, grays and beiges. Although every wardrobe needs these colors represented, they tend to drag your mood down when it’s all you ever wear. When you’re looking for a fashion pick-me-up, go for bright colors like hot pink, sunny yellow and classy royal blue. Bold and vibrant colors give your outfit that brand new look, which keeps you confident in your style all year round.
3. Experiment with Textures
Color isn’t everything when it comes to choosing the right outfit; texture is also an important element for finishing off a stylish outfit. Lace is definitely in this season, and is a perfect choice for giving your look a subtly sexy touch, while still staying appropriately covered. Velvet is also a fitting post-holiday fabric to stay cozy and add a unique, opulent shine. Lucky Brand has a great selection of velvet jeans right now, while Victoria’s Secret carries beautiful long-sleeved lace tops that are perfect for a bottom layer in the chilly winter weather.
Without the holidays to distract from the dreary winter weather, it’s easy to get down in the dumps and bring your wardrobe down with you. However, you don’t have to abandon all hope and high spirits just because the Christmas lights are down and you’re back to the daily grind. These fashion tips will help you replenish your wardrobe with more of the festive spirit you brought to the holiday season, which will keep you going until warm spring finally arrives.