The festive season calls for bright, blinged-out ensembles. But if you're not one to wear something that's bold, we say embrace your neutral tendencies and stay true to what you're used to. If you're a neutral-loving kind of gal, take a cue from the Community on new styles to rock.
'Tis the season to party! We're sure you've already started accepting invites for get-togethers and dinners with friends and family. There's no harm in preparing early. We're already listing down our essentials, and you should, too. Ahead, what's on top of our list for holiday soirees.
"I'm gearing up for the festivities by making sure my holiday look is on point. This season, I'm all about the lips. And I'm thrilled to have learned about Lipstick Queen's Method in the Madness range. The tubes have swirls of two colours that combine to make one hue on your lips. The best part? No two swipes are alike! I'm eyeing the Reckless Red shade to complement the holidays' hues."
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"It's no secret that I love wearing colourful ensembles but when it comes to eyeshadow looks, I prefer to take the minimalist approach. My foolproof formula for achieving an easy, polished eye makeup? Apply glitter on the lid and matte shade at the top. But for the holidays, I want to try using more colours like rose gold and coral hues. That's why Etude House's Tiny Twinkle Color Eyes in #01 Rose Gold caught my fancy. It has a balanced combination of mattes and shimmers, contouring and highlight shades. I'm ready to sparkle!"
"Did someone say HoliYAY? With the holiday season approaching, it's time for some layering as we countdown to the next winter vacation. The UNIQLO and ALEXANDER WANG collaboration line will be launching in 20 countries and regions around the world on 9 November, which also includes a HEATTECH underwear range available in both men’s and women’s lines for the first time. A perfect ensemble for cooler climates. Why stay indoors when you can enjoy light yet fashionable dressing with the new collection of HEATTECH and HEATTECH Extra Warm?"
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"If you ask me, the best part about the holidays is the gift sets. What better way to show your love (or self-love) than indulging in these amazing products, at the happiest place on earth — Sephora. Tarte's Lasting Lippies Lip set features five full-sized shades that live in the cutest Christmas patterned box, promising to make those lips look party perfect in seconds with their signature quick-dry matte finish."
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Getting into the holiday mood is not always easy. All the gift shopping, decorating and cooking can leave you feeling too tired to feel jolly for the party. But if there's one thing that can help lift your spirits up, it's dressing for the occasion. As they say, what you wear affects your mood. And if that's true, these festive tops will surely make you cheery.
POMELO sequin peplum top
Always wearing dresses to parties? Mix things up by showing up in a daring yet classy sequined top. This particular piece from POMELO features a peplum design that will flatter any silhouette as it gives the appearance of a smaller waist and wider hips. If you're not a fan of body-hugging designs but still want to showcase your figure, then this piece is for you.
ESPRIT long sleeve sweater
This one is for minimalist gals who prefer to keep it sleek and simple. You don't need to deck yourself in glittering things for the season, just wear a festive colour and you're all set. For the holidays, wearing the colour red is the best choice. Consider checking out this versatile long-sleeved top; you can pair it with just about anything and it will still look elegant. It's now available at ZALORA.
MARYLING blush pink coat
Spending the holidays abroad to experience winter? Instead of looking for festive blouses that won't be seen since you'll be bundled in layers of clothing, invest in coats with delightful designs. Get into the spirit of the holiday season with this blush pink piece from MARYLING. The star designs matched with the sophisticated cut of the coat will fit well with your chic aesthetic.
LIE see-through top
If you're having a beach vacation, an airy sheer top with preppy designs might be your best bet. We recommend this LIE sheer top that you can pair with casual shorts. It's perfect for the relaxed setting of a beach celebration. Interested? You can snag this piece on SocietyA.
RIXO London x Laura Jackson ruffled top
The ruffle trend started last year but it's clear that no one is over it yet. Rock the ruffles this season with this wrap top from RIXO London x Laura Jackson collaboration collection. The design, which is a balance between minimalist and festive style, gives you the freedom to dress up your look the way you want to. May we suggest adding statement earrings and pumps to your snappy ensemble?
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