Day: November 25, 2012

What to Wear This Holiday Season- Black Tie Affairs

Skip the long gown this holiday and go for a maxi skirt and top. There are so many fun ways to personalize this look—beaded maxi skirt with simple silk top, or a solid colored maxi skirt and a metallic or beaded bustier. Not only will you stand out among all the other ladies wearing gowns, you’ll have great separates to add to your closet when the night is over and the last glass of champagne has been poured!

Men, nothing beats a clean, simple perfectly cut black tux. To add a dash of personality, play with your studs and cuff links.  With a slew of options out there, you can let your personality shine through with colored stones, or a fun motif.  Either way, you are sure to be the envy of every other gent in the room. 

Of course the key to rocking any ensemble is confidence. If you’d like more fashion tips or help building your holiday wardrobe, the stylists at Tog + Porter would love to help you. At the time of this posting, we are only able to service female clients.

About Tog + Porter

Tog + Porter was started to help busy, style-conscious women who want to look current, polished and put together, but would rather spend precious free time enjoying families, building careers or finding love –in other words, anywhere but lost in the racks. Think of Tog + Porter like a personal shopper, stylist and specialty boutique all in one. We match women with style experts for personalized sessions over Skype, then ship boxes stocked with fashion finds chosen just for them straight to their doorstep. Follow Tog + Porter on twitter @togandporter, Facebook and Pinterest.

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What to Wear This Holiday Season- Cocktail Parties

Our friends at Tog + Porter suggest that Linx ladies make the season all about the accessories. Opt for a dress with clean lines in a solid color of the season. Our favorites are emerald green, lipstick red, and oxblood. Navy, metallic gold and black are also always good choices. 

To stand out from the crowd, personalize the look with a beaded blazer, metallic tights, a statement necklace, earring or fabulous handbag. Sequins are big this season, try using them in an unexpected way, like on a blazer or cardigan. And last, but not least–don’t forget to coordinate your nail color to polish off your ensemble.

Men, take your bold blazer from your office party and have some fun with your look by adding a bow tie in a rich hue, festive plaid, or fun polka dot. Pair this with your skinniest of trousers (very in right now) and a great pair of shoes.

What to Wear This Holiday Season – Office Parties

In modern culture, we’re led to believe being single for the holidays is somehow tragic. That singletons “should” spend the season feeling sorry for themselves and thinking about why they are missing their “plus one.” We at Tog + Porter think quite the contrary and believe our friends at Linx would agree.

As Andy Williams once sang, “It’s the most wonderful time of the year.” It might just be the perfect time for you to find love if you give yourself the opportunity. After all, love is in the air, party invites are rolling in and the streets are full of hustle and bustle. 

So get yourself out there! Accept all party invites and get ready to show what a fun and joyful spirit you are. And make sure your wardrobe reflects it. Your holiday attire should sparkle just as bright as you do. We’ve created a holiday cheat sheet of what to wear to each and every holiday festivity.

What should I wear to my office holiday party?” is a question we hear frequently. The answer—think of your everyday office attire with a little extra pizazz. For example, in lieu of your regular wool trousers go for a metallic pair or a slim-fit tuxedo pant. Partner them with your favorite silk blouse, a blazer, statement jewelry and throw on a pair of strappy ankle strap shoes.

Gentleman, we suggest you go for a bold blazer or V-neck sweater. A velvet blazer in a dark green or blue hue is a nice unexpected surprise, especially when paired with bright festive accessories. A sweater in a rich purple will be the perfect festive piece to compliment your everyday office look.