The holiday season is quickly approaching and you know what that means. Family gatherings. We have no doubt that this conjured up nothing but feelings of positivity and excitement – however, there's also a chance that you've started to nervously tug at your pendant necklace. Why?
We all love our families, but we all also have that one relative who can't help but criticise the minute aspects of our daily lives. Do you have a partner yet? Why not? Is that a real pearl or are you still wearing fakes? Were you running late this morning? Oh well, we don't all have time to do our hair and makeup in the morning, though, maybe it explains your lack of partner…
You know what? There's nothing wrong with a strong, independent woman and you can style your hair and makeup however you want! That said, don't give them a reason to criticise you this year.
Instead, accessorise to the nines and roll in the compliments. We'll show you exactly how to do this and we'll even let you take all the credit for it – let's get started.
Begin with basics: The outfit
Skip the revealing sudresses and short shorts.
First things first, you need to get the outfit right. You're going to get extra points if you can style with the latest fashion trends. However, even though it is technically summertime, we suggest you skip the revealing sudresses and short shorts. You can still keep it breezy so as to avoid sweating to death. We love the look of a long, flowy skirt with a printed top. Bold printed maxi dresses are also an ideal look for a particularly hot day. These are both good options for pairing with a blazer as well – this way you can go from a more formal look to causal just by removing one piece.
Overall, your goal is simple – just look put together. This means no matter what you select – that new dress or old sweater – it needs to look presentable. Before you head out the door, ask yourself these questions about your outfit:
If you can say yes to the first two and no to the third, then you are allowed to leave the house and make the trek over the river and through the woods to grandma's house.
Next, step up the dazzle
Polishing off a look isn't as easy as it sounds. You can't put on just any old jewellery and accoutrements – yes, you might love that black lace choker necklace, but that look might really raise Grandma's eyebrows.
Petite, layers of personalised jewellery are the look you want to go for here. The delicacy of the chains and charms will translate appropriately to your relatives. Even go so far as to get a real pearl pendant so you get Grandma's nod of approval. As for bracelets, in the heat you'll want to avoid anything too chunky, so again, stick with simple, thin chains. Armed with these accessories, you'll give off an air of sophistication that will show that you really do have it all together – even if you don't have a partner.
To finish off, open-toed sandals and a wide-brim hat are essential when it comes to pulling of your perfect holiday outfit.
If you need any help picking out pieces that will help prevent criticisms from your, just check out Showcase Jewellers extensive collection of all the holiday accessories you'll need. The best part about this selection is that it's not just great for the holidays – it'll allow you to sparkle all year long as well!
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