In a world professing its love for comfortable garbs over style (not mutually exclusive in our books), the special occasion category can be excitingly fun and open to whimsical creativity. The trick in this equation is to know what makes you happy and what fits your unique personal style. Step back, relax, see yourself differently and you’ll come-out looking great!
Going “old school” glam is always a safe option because it never goes out of style. This era of dress provides the ideal template to work, or rework your style, while giving an excuse to expend your sartorial repertoire. Change is good we always say, and finding your foolproof style is a monumental victory for anyone. To those in search of their fashion style niche, here’s a tip; a “little” fur piece makes a world of difference in any wardrobe.
Case in point, feeling like royalty for the holiday occasion? Ermine fur was always the go-to supreme expression of wealth and power, even back in the Colonies. The fur’s iconic black on white graphics translates amazingly well in other fur choices and brings a stately reference. Black and white goes with everything, so it’s somewhat of a no-brainer, and an easy way of channeling some aristocratic swagger.
Of course, 1950s evening dress, with its abundant references from 1930s Café Society, is as foolproof as they come. A man in a tuxedo and woman in a lovely gown is music to the eyes and brings forth elegance in spades. The simplicity of lines/silhouettes is by default a comfortable answer. With these looks, a simple fur jacket, or bolero, look great as does a simple fur scarf to stay warm on the way to the party.
Going Old School for the holidays can also evoke some unexpected favorites like plaid. These Scottish classic textiles are beloved the world over for their stylish, if not somewhat playful edge. Seriously, a little plaid goes a long way, especially when combined with velvet. This works as easily with the boys, so don’t be shy. Ralph Lauren adores the concept and references it every Holiday Season.
Classic looks are the perfect companion for fur because the two work harmoniously well in tandem. As we said before, step back, relax, see yourself differently, add a little dash of fur, and you’ll come-out looking great!