For an easy party-ready look, blogger Sazan Hendrix relies on a monochromatic approach. "Wearing a single color is an instantly classy statement," she explained. For the color-curious who are nervous about gathering a full outfit that's the exact same shade, she says to stop squinting closely at fabric swatches.
“You don't always have to match the shades exactly. For a more effortless monochromatic look, go with unique textures and colors that aren't super matchy-matchy.” Finish with minimal accessories in the same hue family, but avoid the white streaks—deodorant marks will ruin the best-planned outfit in an instant. Be smart about what you do before you get dressed with a product like Dove Invisible Antiperspirant (which works hard to protect blacks, whites, and every color in between). Within, Hendrix's outfit suggestions for all the festivities on your calendar.
For an office holiday party, Hendrix put together an all-noir combo that works for a full 12-hour day. "It's comfy and chic—you can never go wrong with black." Every single piece can be mixed throughout your full wardrobe, but stacked together it's a glam look.
Rich oxblood is a sophisticated alternative to holly berry-red, while festive cocktails with friends allows for traditional suiting to be shaken up. "The crop top spices up the pantsuit and creates separation between the pieces," Hendrix explained, a styling trick she uses to help define her short frame.
Go bold and super festive for a dinner party, playing with fabrics and shapes that wouldn't fly for the office. "When I think of the holidays, the color gold instantly comes to mind. This look would be great for an intimate dinner party."
An on-theme green dress is the perfect base for a casual daytime party. "Everyone loves a good holiday dress, and I envision wearing this one to an event like a Secret Santa gift exchange," she said. The roomy shape is a purposeful pick, too: "It's still flattering even if you've had a few too many Christmas cookies."