With end-of-the-year festivities in full swing, and a new decade rapidly approaching, many party-goers have already planned their looks weeks ago. For those of you who are a little less organized, we compiled a list of the top holiday party trends, from shimmery makeup to statement headbands. We wanted to provide you with the dash of inspiration you need to perfect your look just in the nick of time, whether it’s your hair, your makeup, or your outfit that needs an update. Happy holidays, and safe celebrating!
Jewel tones are a winter staple, whether you wear them on your dress, in your hair, or with your makeup. Event planner Mindy Weiss explained in an interview for House Beautiful that deep orange and burgundy are two of the season’s hottest accent colors. Not only are jewel tones appropriate for the season, but they’re also flattering for most complexions. For people with fairer, cooler skin tones, emerald and sapphire eye makeup is a fun, flattering way to incorporate the jewel tone trend. It’s also a great way to play up blue or green eyes. For people with warmer complexions, a burgundy or ruby party dress brings out your coloring.
According to Vogue, one of the biggest holiday party trends of the year is moiré silk. Found on puff sleeve blouses, 80s-inspired hot pink blazers, and metallic gold trousers, the fabric has a wavy, watery appearance that’s created through a finishing technique called calendaring. The unique finish gives it a one-of-kind pattern, almost reminiscent to that of a grain of wood. The fabric is formal enough for your fanciest holiday parties and unique enough to make it the talk of the gathering.
What’s more charming and romantic than the delicate, ultra-feminine trend of puff sleeved blouses and dresses? This fairytale look is easy to copy, and Stylecaster even compiled a list of their favorite puff sleeve items to help you pick the right one for your night, whether that’s a dainty floral crop top or sheer rainbow-toned midi dress. For a jaw-dropping, formal take on the trend, check out this gorgeous velvet Khaite dress featured in Harper’s Bazaar.
All That Glitters
The most festive holiday looks embrace all things sparkly. Whether you’re rocking glittery makeup or a sequined top, don’t be afraid of a little shimmer. Stylecaster compiled a list of the best celebrity makeup looks to copy this holiday season, from actress Katherine Langfords rose-colored shimmery eye look to Nicole Richie’s dramatic green and black smokey eye.
According to Town & Country, another fun way to incorporate this trend into your outfit is through sequined pants, a festive alternative to the typical sequined blouse.
The Colorful Power Suit
Model Rosie Huntington-Whitely’s hot pink suit, paired with minimal makeup and a sleek updo, is the ultimate holiday style inspo. The sleek, retro-inspired look is both eye-catching and unfussy, the perfect option for anyone looking to ring in the new year with Miami Vice glam. If you aren’t feeling the neon, opt for a flatter pastel shade, paired with a bralette or a camisole, and keep the rest of your look simple. “No makeup” makeup, a simple chignon, and paired-down accessories are the name of the game.
A Statement Headband
What better way to celebrate like royalty than by adorning your holiday hair with an actual crown? Take a page out of actress Amanda Seyfriend’s book by pairing a delicate gold crown with flowing, voluminous waves. Not only does the accessory take your party look up a notch, but it also complements most face shapes by pulling the hair back and showing off your makeup. Another option is a statement headband like Emma Stone’s double-thin wire headband with star-shaped jewels. Opt for festive headbands in metallic hues or adorned with jewels to complete your holiday party outfit.
One of the hottest trends of 2019 was the two piece set, whether that was a set of matching bicycle shorts and sports bras for a chic workout, or more formal skirt-and-crop-top combos. Reformation is the queen of the formal set, with two piece looks for nearly every occasion. Their gorgeous silk Beau Two Piece in “margarita” green is a simple, sophisticated holiday look, as well as their Fawn Two Piece in dark blue. A more affordable option is a Christmas-appropriate velvet green two-piece from Lulus, or the Free People Morningside set, available in a range of colors. Add a pop of color on the lips or eyes, and your ready to hit the festivities!
Old Hollywood Waves
For a dash of Old Hollywood glamour, try the retro S-wave hairstyle. These gentle, flattering waves are easy to recreate, although they do require a curling iron, some clips, a hair dryer, and a comb. Channel legendary screen siren Veronica Lake with just a few simple steps by following this Refinery 29 tutorial. And for a modern twist, try Mila Kunis’ wet S-waves by using a lightweight styling gel to create a slightly damp appearance.