Style Tip: 3 Holiday Do’s And Don’ts (And Looks To Copy!)

It’s official: the holiday season is upon us, and as we scramble to put together our festive looks, our stylists are here to give you some do’s and don’ts. Get inspired with the looks we’ve styled on our client Melinda Knight, MD., and fill in the gaps to make sure that you feel like the sexiest version of yourself (and not a Christmas elf). 

Karmen Pedaru Vogue Germany January 2015 by Giampaolo Sgura

Karmen Pedaru | Vogue Germany January 2015 | Photo by Giampaolo Sgura

1. DON’T DO THIS: Wear a Cocktail Dress to Work

Many of us will be going from work straight to a party. Do not wear a cocktail dress to work.

DO THIS: Use Accessories To Transition Day Into Evening

There are ways to transition your office look into an evening look simply with a change of accessories, and separates will do the job. Wear something tonal – for example, a winter white pencil skirt, a sleek navy dress, or even a grey/metallic skirt and a tonal or white blouse. Wearing a tonal baseline creates an elongated silhouette. See more inspiration in our WORK IT! Holiday Dressing series.

Work It: Office to Holiday Dressing



2. DON’T DO THIS: Overdo Your Look with Accessories

Speaking of accessorizing, beware of overdoing it. Leave that job for the Christmas tree.

DO THIS: Keep It Minimal

If you’re wearing a statement necklace, stick to a simple stud or a button earring. If you’re opting for dangling earrings, a cocktail ring will be enough complete the look. If you’re going for sparkly bangles, keep the rings to a minimum. It’s also a good idea to keep the bangles and the rings on one arm, leaving the other one clean for a sleek look that’s not overdone.

3. DON’T DO THIS: Wear Red with Green 

Don’t be the crazy Christmas lady. You’re more chic than that!

DO THIS: Add A Pop Of Color

Red and green ARE acceptable in your holiday looks, but only as pops of color. A shoe, a necklace, a clutch. For example, the pops of red in our client Melinda Knight, MD.’s fur cape and feather shoes add interest and accentuate the festive mood. Another route to go is shades of red, such as cordovan and burgundy.

Holiday Looks | Visual Therapy

Melinda is wearing:

Left  – Marni Fur Shrug, Alaia Grey coat, MDV Metallic Plaid Dress, Valentino Red Feather Heels, Saint Laurent Burgundy Croc Mini Crossbody, Gold rose necklace.

Right  – Saint Laurent Multicolor cape, Alaia Navy Circle Dress, Gianvito Rossi Lace-Up Bootes, The Row Bag.

Valentino feather heels, Saint Laurent croc crossbody and Marni Fur Shrug

Valentino feather heels, Saint Laurent croc crossbody and Marni Fur Shrug