Major Deals. Designer Treasures. Online Shopping. As you probably already know, Rue La La, the genius members-only retail site/curated boutique, houses the three descriptive words and phrases mentioned previously without flaw. And when the holiday season draws hear (news flash—it’s right now) you’re usually looking for stuff like that in a shopping experience. How else will you figure out what to gift and show up to your company party in?
To help you get ahead, we caught up with Rue La La‘s Fashion Director Jackie Nasser (a woman who most certainly knows clothing) and got the details on her favorite holiday trends! Click here to shop her selected items and take her wisdom to heart!
“This is one of my favorite looks, and there’s no better time to pull it off than the holiday season. Take a cue from fashion icons Kate Moss and Victoria Beckham, who offset menswear-inspired suits with sexy and feminine pieces, like a sparkly minaudière clutch, sky-high stilettos, dangly earrings, and, of course, a bold red lip.”
“The bigger, the better—especially around the holiday season. When else can you get away with big sparkly baubles? Statement earrings are a fresh take on the old standby, the statement necklace. They’re the perfect way to accentuate an updo, a strapless dress, or even a pair of leather pants and a t-shirt. They’ll take you from day to night this season.”
Flirty Cocktail Dresses
“With all the parties this time of year, don’t be afraid to test out something super girly, super fun and in a shade you might typically shy away from (hello pink!). I love holiday dressing because it gives you the chance to amp it up a bit more than usual—take some risks and try something new!
“There’s a reason why LBD’s always top must-have lists: they’re the most versatile wardrobe staple, and they flatter pretty much everyone! Perfect for any holiday occasion and for any dress code, LBD’s also allow you to have more fun with your accessories—I like to pair mine with anything from animal print booties to bold printed tights. You can’t go wrong with an LBD.”
One-of-a-Kind/Super Luxe Gifts
“You can’t talk about the holidays without talking about gifts! I love giving anything super luxe to the girl who has everything, from beautiful leather gloves, a relaxing spa day, or even an amazing statement handbag. Here are some of my favorites that are on my wish list!
“This is a fun idea for a twist on your typical gift for the home. I love these; a piece of artwork is really unique and the perfect idea for the fashion lover on your list!”
“Cashmere comes in all shapes and sizes this season! I love gloves, scarves, throws or even travel sets. Add a cozy cashmere shawl to an LBD for cocktail parties, or pair an oversize boyfriend sweater with jeans for comfy but chic holiday shopping attire. It’s a timeless favorite.”
“Holidays are the perfect occasion to wear jewel-inspired shades such as sapphire, emerald, and ruby. Choose one or mix several at once. It’s easy to start small with scarves, jewelry or shoes or go bold with pants, blazers, or dresses in these stunning shades.”
“Think ballet flats, smoking slippers, and pumps with a pretty bow on top. I’ll be wearing them with everything this holiday—cocktail dresses, skinny jeans, leather pencil skirts. They add a fun, sophisticated touch to any look.”
“I’m thrilled that these are making a comeback! Brooches are an amazing way to add visual interest to a simple outfit. Wear it the traditional way or with a twist as a hair accessory, on a pearl necklace, or even on your handbag or clutch for something different.”
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