It’s the holiday season, which means its holiday party season. Time to break out your finest clothing and styles and make it the perfect holiday season. Tom Simon from The Clotherie in Phoenix has the tips and pieces you need to make it a stylish holiday season.
If you’re headed to a daytime open house this holiday season you need to know that flannels are back in a big way with several brands including Faherty and Peter Millar updating the look. Pair your updated flannel shirt with a pair of cords or dark jeans, and a comfortable hybrid sneaker, and you’ll be ready to hang out all afternoon long. This is the also perfect outfit if you plan on some kids jumping on you throughout the day.
Headed to cocktails at a friends or your in-laws for holiday dinner? Try a simple lightweight wool crew neck over a collared shirt. The collar peeks out and creates a polished casual look. Pair it with a proper dress slack and a suede loafer for a crisp, polished look that will have your party impressed. Go with no-show socks in your suede loafers for a European approach.
It’s also gala season, so if you’re headed to a black tie optional event this season, break out your velvet blazer. This season, they are being shown in basic black, as well as teal and burgundy shades. Pair it with an open collar dressy white shirt with a flannel pant and a tuxedo slip-on shoe. Add a pop of color with a decorative pocket square and socks. Finally, if a true black tie affair is on the calendar, go with an updated tux, no more cummerbunds or wing collars. Peaked lapel is super popular right now, as it creates a flattering V-shape to your physique. For pants, make sure that a trimmer pant is not too long and a very slight break creates a cleaner line and more slender silhouettes.