It’s time to celebrate! We have made it to the end of one of the craziest years yet, so that’s reason enough throw a party and give it the send off it deserves. As with Christmas, the majority of people spent their holiday festivities with a low key celebration at home. New Year’s Eve will be following a very similar theme, but that doesn’t mean we won’t be getting dressed up. Personally, I think it’s so much fun to add a little touch of sequin, sparkle or glam to your outfit to dress it up. Especially because it’s for this very festive one night out of the year. After all, we need to go into 2021 as stylishly as we can to start off this New Year right?!
The approach to this year’s New Year’s Eve fashion theme is to dress up your casual looks. So, that means, add feathers to your satin pajamas, or sequins to your slippers. Follow my drift? This year’s motif is “Cozy Glam!” Therefore; I have listed some of my favorite outfit ideas for a stay-at-home New Year’s Eve party this year. So, let’s get started!
As the world evolves, fashion evolves with it. Fashion and clothing have to be reflective of the times that we are living in order for it to be relevant and wearable to the consumer. Therefore, it’s safe to say that fashion norms have been redefined this year in order to keep up with what people are realistically going to wear. As we continue to gravitate towards comfort, especially in the winter season, so has the fashion market. Whatever fashion designers projected as being the top trending looks this winter, most likely had to be altered in some way. Now, as we follow this shift in trend we notice many styles are still constant for winter: velvets, knits, faux leathers and furs. However, many of these classics have been redesigned giving you many more ways to wear them. Ahead are some of the top winter outfit trends of 2020-2021 explained.
I wrote this blog for Zulily. For more posts like these and information on Life & Style check it out here on The Find.
I cannot tell you why I have such a love/hate relationship with the over-the-shoulder boulder holder. Because if you were to look in my brazier drawers my collection would say otherwise. I love them because they are pretty and feminine; however I struggle to find the right fit. Every time. Perhaps, I am always on the hunt to find the “perfect bra” (if that one bra really exists). Also, with all the advancements , I keep believing that someday there will be such a thing as the perfect bra. One that I want to be the first to get my hands on. For now, let’s explore the six types of bras that every woman should own. Our perfect bra could be waiting in one of these categories.
Winter break is a time to reset and recharge before the new year. This year it is important to be especially mindful by staying inside and keeping everyone safe at home. Therefore, what better way to spend your time at home then being cozy and wrapped in your favorite loungewear pieces, a robe and slippers. If you have not quite found your favorite set of cozies, you are in luck. This guide will address all the best types of materials to choose from when selecting your new favorite robe and slippers too!
Q: What is a great holiday gift idea if you are a last-minute shopper?
A: An eDigital gift card! And here’s a list of fun ways that your friends and family can use them!
Q: How should I style my sequin pants this holiday season?
A: Sequin pants are the perfect holiday trend to try this time of year. Here are 5 ways you can style your sequin pants for the holidays!
This post was written for Zulily, follow this link to find out stories like this and for more great holiday ideas.
Q: What is an Inexpensive and Fun Idea for Family Holiday Christmas Cards?
A: A Family Christmas Pajama Photo!
This holiday season is going to look a lot different. At least we can have a little bit of fun being cozy at home in the final days of 2020. I have some really cute ideas for you and your family to dress the from now until Christmas Day. It is also a perfect way for a fun holiday card or Instagram post!
I am a huge fan of matching family PJs (that even include the dog). So, go a little wild by grabbing a set (or two) this year. They will make your family laugh while you entertain yourselves at home. Doing the fun stuff like watching movies, baking holiday cookies, playing games, and even FaceTiming grandma.
They are such a great idea for a family holiday Christmas card photo! Matching jammies are such an easy, inexpensive way to wish your friends and family a happy holiday. No dressing up or hiring a professional required – just upload to social media and voila! Your holiday Christmas card is complete. All from the comfort of your own living room. Pro tip: try using a phone tripod, ring light and homemade décor to make that family self-portrait really pop. And if you’re doing an online card, even better! You can include multiple shots, including some outtakes and maybe a short video of everyone saying happy holidays.
The Holiday Shop has a ton of cute PJ options that you will want to check out. Modern versions have much more than the usual button-up sets: graphic tees with plaid flannel pants. Fun, footed bodysuits for the whole family and even more elegant and understated options can create some holiday spirit. You can even break away from traditional holiday imagery (winter, reindeers, Santa). Try creating a theme that is unique and special to your family. Themes like animals, a favorite color, or the hometown sports team. Oh, and don’t forget to add the slippers too!
I wrote this post for Zulily. Please use this link to view this post along with many other great fashion, lifestyle, and fun content on The Find.
Winter is coming! And you know what that means….you better be prepared to bundle up! I want to know, what will be in your outerwear rotation this upcoming winter season? Below are a lineup of a few of my favorite coats and jackets in the top trending categories of outerwear in 2020.
(I wrote this post for Zulily. To find out more information and for more style tips, go to their website by clicking here).
While we are in the thick of the fall/winter season, there is one item that has been the reigning MVP this season. MVP meaning “most valuable piece” that is. The fact is, it’s such a versatile piece that can be worn with different pieces so you can get a few different looks out of it.
- Shackets are the made up “it” word to describes the combination of a shirt and jacket. Truthfully, they are really having a moment right now which is why choosing the style is vital in creating that edgy, “of the moment” look. They come in a variety of colors including bold plaid prints as well as solids. Some are long, to almost calf length, and some are short, boxy fits. Shackets are simply for layering over basics like a plain white t-shirt with an oversized fit. Perfect for hanging out around the fire pit this season.
- If you are into 90s rock grunge (or even if you are not) tie that baby around your waist with leggings and a long tunic top for an edgy laid back look.
- Feeling classic? You can also simply button the top fully and front tuck into your favorite pair of jeans or pants. Simple, yet chic.
- Layer that flannel shirt under a crew neck sweater or jacket. Layers are the secret weapon after all as they add a little dimension and variety. For a preppy, traditional look, layer the flannel under a crew neck sweater or any jacket of choice for a casual vibe.
- A flannel can be dressed up too! Just add a skirt, tights and some boots for any festive occasion! ‘Tis the season!
(I wrote this post for Zulily. For more great ideas on top trending boots styles, go to their website here. You can also direct yourself to their blog, The Find, where you will find a variety of amazing ideas & inspiration).
The holidays are just around the corner, which means many of us have already started jotting down what we would like to give or receive this Christmas. A new sweater, loungewear, possibly a pair of boots? Boots, as per usual, are trending in a major way. So, if you are thinking of adding them to your wish list, these are the trending styles to lookout for this winter.
Hiking boots have taken the internet by storm. Social media and influencers everywhere have made this once wildly unfashionable shoe popular. It has now become the most wanted item on Christmas wish lists this year. They are the “must-have” shoe of the season, quite possibly the year. Don’t believe me? They even made their way to the prestigious “Oprah’s Favorite Things” list for 2020 under the “Stylish Gems” category. Functionally, hiking boots are a great shoe, so it is nice to see this fashion meets function hybrid. They typically have a thicker tread sole, sturdy lace up front, ankle style, with a comfortable inner footbed. As the name might suggest, these boots are made for hiking. Yet, are climbing their way up the fashion charts for just wearing them on the street. You won’t be disappointed when you take a “hike” over here where you will find all the latest styles.
I am such a sucker for an edgy, fiercely chic combat boot. They basically say, “I’m tough and I’ve got this.” I love combat boots because they style well with mostly anything. Especially, leggings (or jeans) and basic top as they add a little kick to the outfit. To add a funky vibe, you can wear them with dresses and skirts. All combat boots are different and come with all sorts of unique details, studs, thick soles, zippers, and lace ups. So, you get to decide which style works for you. One of the best known brands in this style are the OG classics, the Doc Marten boot. The best part? Those Docs that you have had since eighth grade keep coming back in style. So aren’t you glad you’ve held onto them? They can even be passed on to friends and kids! There are so many more new combat boot styles to try which you can shop here. Maybe grab one for a friend or your mom too! Let’s “combat” those Christmas shopping lists together, ladies!
Lug Sole Boots
These punk rock, goth, chunky, platform style boots are not for the fainthearted. They are bold, tough, and badass. Basically, they are cool, and trending big time in 2020. The Chelsea style is the most common style of lug boot. It is a good choice to start with if you are interested in trying this boot out. As you break them in, you will find how easy they are to style. They will go with all the basics in your winter wardrobe, like leggings and tunics for example. If you like to try the feminine with an edge vibe, you can pair them with dresses and skirts. They are also great for “lugging” all those Christmas gifts home!
UGGS are great because they are ever popular year after year. This year’s most popular style is their mini UGG bootie which is adorable. It is an ankle style bootie that is perfect for both indoor or outdoor activities. Meaning it can double as a slipper or shoe depending. They look cute all year round too with sweats or even a summer frock. Uggs are classics and so cozy which is perfect for this time of year. So, definitely add any version of these puppies to your Christmas wish list. You won’t be saying “bah humbUGG” to these!
Lace-Up Shearling Boots
This style is the cross between an UGG and a combat boot, so it’s both fashionable and functional. They have a cozy shearling or fur lining down the front along with a lace up tie. Most are ankle style and have a sturdier or slightly heeled sole. Lace-up shearling boots were a huge hit last year and still remain a major selling boot category this year. It must be because they are cute, they look great with anything, and give you that rustic, winter, classic look. They are “shear-ling” fantastic!
Rain boots are making a comeback and have been redesigned into all kinds of new, fun styles. They are no longer your typical tall, black, plain, rubber boots anymore. Rain boots now come in many water resistant styles that have been mentioned above including lace up, lug soled and with fur details. These new stylish rain boots are now wearable for other things than just splashing around in puddles. Although, these new styles will definitely make a splash!
There are so many great boot options these days, that the hardest part becomes deciding which one to choose. Start with one and you can always expand from there. As always, I wanted to keep you in the know of the top trends. As you begin to write those Christmas lists, for yourself or your teenage daughter, make sure boots top the list. Then, let’s put our best foot forward and strut into the next year in style! How aBOOT that?!
Bailey (in partnership with Zulily)