It’s that time of the year again with the festive holidays! Together with family and friends under the Christmas tree and with clients and relations to New Year parties. And of course you want to look your best. So what do you wear?
Below you can find practical styling tips for you to get ready for the holidays in a way that says you! To get inspired I added some shopping tips. And you may find in your closet similar items.
Do you like natural and sporty?
Black dress by Claudie Pierlot available exclusively at the Bijenkorf
Want to spice up your outfit? With a simple velvet jacket – ‘hot’ this season – you add something edgy to your appearance. Consider also a loose-fitted suit with double-breasted jacket with big collar in dark brown combined, for example, with a light taupe blouse of natural material or a deep blue suit with single-breasted jacket by Topshop.
Do you like timeless, understated and well-fitted?
Hugo Boss, Victoria Beckham and L. K. Bennett are designer brands of good quality, are well fitted and have few details. Timeless and elegant, the tight fitted sheath dress with high neckline and asymmetrical pleat detail in solid color petrol – the ‘new’ black – of L. K. Bennett for 221 Euros on sale. Or a jumpsuit in bright blue Hugo Boss for 215 Euros. And with patent leather pumps of L. K. Bennett for 168 euros on sale you finish your outfit off.
Dress by L.K. Bennett in petrol now 221 Euros
Do you like striking effects?
Are you creative and do you like striking effects? Experiment with different styles, different types of fabrics such as silk, velvet and lurex and special color effects. Create exciting combinations such as yellow silk blouse with dark brown fur stole and pants with metallic luster. Think of a striped top in fuchsia pink, black pencil skirt with silver sequins from Essentiel and metallic gold heels by Dries van Noten. Or all in black mini dress combined with sequin ankle boots and fuchsia heels finished off with a colorful faux fur clutch by Essentiel.
Outfit by Natan
Get inspired with Prada, Essentiel and the color combinations of Dries van Noten!
Do you want to keep it simple and have one strong distinctive detail in your outfit? Look for a simple top with one bell bottom sleeve, collar that is overly large, designer glasses or one (big) piece of jewelry as an eye-catcher. Look at Aziz Bekkaoui for artistic designs.
Just a little subtle festive accent? Want to give a subtle festive accent to your outfit? You can with a glitter jewelry piece like a glitter ring or bracelet by Swarovski, a clutch in various colors of Lancaster Paris, pussy bow – a Victorian touch – by Fashion Must Haves or Mango, long gloves, shoes made out of (printed) fabric or a touch of red with red lipstick and/or nail polish from Chanel.
Carina van der Kloet is founder and personal stylist. She has twenty years experience. She has given numerous master classes and personal styling advice to thousands of people including management, executives, entrepreneurs, expatriates, diplomats working at various (international) organizations.
Carina van der Kloet grew up in French speaking countries in Africa and in the United States. She speaks English, French and Dutch.
"Carina van der Kloet is an inspiring speaker! With striking examples of how clothing works for you, she knows how to create a pleasant and intimate atmosphere. Great to see how you can create impact with few words."Miranda van Mondfrans, director Pro Assistance BV