This holiday season, tees have been decked with sequins, lace, bows and more, providing us women with a great gift: an easy, chic option for the season’s many parties. These versatile tees can be paired with almost any other item in your closet to make them the perfect statement item for day or night.
Wear them with skirts, straight-leg or skinny jeans and tailored pants and worn alone or under a fitted blazer or jacket. As always, the trick is balance.
For night, sequin tees can be worn alone or under a black blazer (opt for a velvet one – perfect for holiday parties). If your office’s dress policy is somewhat lax, sequin tees can be worn under a long, belted cardigan, as long as your belt, cardigan and pants are in solid, neutral colors.
This edgy tee option is best kept to the side for evenings and weekends. Wear it alone to show off embellishments, with a simple black trouser or jean on the bottom.
With a thicker texture, lace tees, when layered, look best under a structured jacket. For night, choose a blazer or waist-length bolero jacket. During the day, contrast the tee’s feminine detailing with a military-inspired jacket, or wear the tee under a suit as an unexpected accent piece.
Bows and ribbon
Tees with bows and ribbon are the easiest to transition from day to night. Because they are the simplest of the options, dress them up with heels and luxe accessories like a sequin or velvet clutch, cocktail ring, eye-catching earrings or a cuff bracelet.
Stores across Connecticut carry an array of options. Pick one up, and cross “plan holiday party outfit” off your December to-do list.