photography by Jordan Weiland
hair by Josh Vasquez of Evolve Studio
makeup by Valeria Orellanes for Vale Loren Beauty
set styling by Lisa Malott for Wish Vintage Rentals

As temperatures drop and holiday decorations go up, “It’s the most wonderful time of the year!” echoes through the streets. This sentiment is especially true for style aficionados (like me). Cable-knit sweaters, leather jackets, wool chinos, open-knit beanies, and winter boots: these are a few of our favorite things.

The best part of holiday style (and potentially equally as stressful) is nailing the perfect party look. Experimenting with this season’s trends while maintaining some holiday nostalgia can be a tricky, yet fun, balancing act. For women, this holiday style season features standout metallics and brocade fabrics. Less accessory driven, this trend focuses more on letting the holiday dress, or look, be the life of the party through luxe texture and fabrics in neutral colors like black, white, and blush tones. Treat metallics like neutrals, and allow them to dominate the party look while your jewel-toned pumps play sidekick.

Taking a cue from women this fall, men are also using rich, textured textiles in smaller doses. Through the use of monochromatic patterned blazers and textured dress shoes, find a statement piece in a neutral color and build your look from there. Think of it as your style icebreaker. Your party suit should be fun and put-together. So ditch the bowtie this season and mix in a classic sweater, or pair your tuxedo pants with a motorcycle jacket.

’Tis the season for a dressy party look to have some holiday cheer: a fun dress that starts a conversation and a suit that lets you dance beyond the eggnog.

Jered Youngblood
Matt Valeña
Kisha Jasmin
Sarah Giberson
special thanks to Lakeland Yacht and Country Club