As the decorations come down and the Christmas trees are recycled, most fashionistas are pondering about last minute purchases made for holiday parties. Instead of re-positioning the ensembles to the back of the closet, why not mix and match your sparkly wears with everyday styles. Take the time to transform your holiday styles and reinvent ensembles by mixing the garments with everyday basics.
Those fashionistas wearing The Kooples copper jacket retailing for $530 with copper short starting at $225, think about pairing the same ensemble with a crisp, cotton poplin blouse. Wear paillette trimmed skirts like Lafayette 148 New York's hand dip-dyed paillette silk skirt for $598 to the office by pairing it with a solid color top in delicate fabrics like georgette, silk and organza.
Fashionistas that can not get enough of the skinny jean trend that seems like its here to stay, update weekend basics with glam tops. For instance, mix basic tops with 7 For All Mankind's gold metallic lace-jacquard skinny jeans, $298, J Brand's black ankle-buckle skinny pants, $249,
AG Jeans shimmer leggings or Paige's black galaxy-studded, $219.
Look deep into most fashionistas closets and a pair of basic black stretch velvet leggings will spring forth. Reinvent the leggings with a Patterson J. Kincaid's white beaded tank, $298. Give a second fresh new wind to the holdiay season shimmering blazers and jackets, such as Walter's black and gold reversible sequin jacket, $238, Michael Kors' Michael silver sequin blazer, $195, or Elie Tahari's gunmetal sequin cotton crochet jacket, $598. Bring these styles back to life wearing the jackets with basic jeans. If you seem like you just can not let go of this favorite holiday piece, extend the style into spring. For example, mix Calvin Klein's winter white and black sequin tank with bold magenta color pants, both starting at $79. As a true fashionista, do not skip a beat visiting local boutiques and specialty shops in your area to find a few of these pieces as smart discount finds. Not finished with your new year's resolution list? Why not add becoming your own fashion stylist guru and wear a new ensemble, everyday, not just for the holidays.