The holidays are here and there is no brighter, happier, and more energetic time of the year. Especially in fashion. Shiny and shimmery looks are on full display now in every shop window, waiting for holiday parties and season’s travels to events with family and friends. Trends dictate much of what is found in the local stores and boutiques, because what happens in LA and NYC affects Mississippi, too. Fresh takes on the traditional holiday looks enable every age from teen to senior citizen to find a sparkly, glittery look this season and feel confident in it.
While in the stores and boutiques, the trends noticed have been shimmery details and fabrics like reflective lame’, sequined blouses, tanks, and skirts, high glamour and fashion forward looks in retro cuts. Jackets and cardis have added a sheen, too with sequined detailing. A trend is also seen in very ornate fabrics for skirts, like silks, taffeta and organza, velvet and burnout detail, ruffles and ruching detailing.
There is no lack of feminine touches and sweetheart necklines are back in season, along with n limits on the mini of your skirt or length of your hemline. Personal comfort dictates what is appropo. Bling is in season for the holidays and beyond. Shoes are dressing up in silk, exotic animal hides, sequins all over for a Dorothy in OZ effect (without the ruby slipper), colorblocking, suede, and ribbons and bows. Strappy looks always equal evening elegance and a timeless look. If you dare, 5 inch and higher heels are extremely popular. They follow the runway trends, and can be found at reasonable price points online and in our local Jackson boutiques.
Wearing holiday bling in jewelry doesn’t have to break the bank either. Trends include bangles with crystal details stacked three and four high and large ornate cocktail rings. Wear a fun nail polish and you’re out the door with style to spare.
Many of the trends can be found at our off price chains like TJ Maxx (who I love!) and locally owned and operated boutiques. There are also great treasures to be found at Repeat Street. I love scouring for new fresh fashions there. Sounds like an oxymoron, but what is old to someone else is totally new to me!
Have a bright, healthy, and happy holiday season and don’t forget to shop for those you love(including yourself) and take advantage of the great sales here in metro Jackson.