How to Stay Chic and Classy

The holiday season is a time for gathering with friends and family to celebrate and create lasting memories. Social occasions are the highlight of season and are a great time to showcase personal style to loved ones. 

Fashion trends do change from year to year, and it's not always easy to keep up with the constantly changing styles. The key to staying chic without breaking the bank is to build a wardrobe based on timeless pieces. Once the foundation of the wardrobe is established, trendy pieces can be added to keep the look current each year.

The fundamentals for a casual winter wardrobe are classic fitting denim jeans, black or grey trouser pants, neutral-toned sweaters, and long and short sleeved tees for layering. For a dressier wardrobe, add a classic little black dress, neutral skirts, wool trousers, and a blazer.

Once the basics are covered, it's time to get creative and incorporate some fun pieces to spice up the look and stay on trend. Scarves, jewelry, and belts are affordable and can update any look instantly. Other items like camisoles, leggings, and layering tank tops can be interchanged with any piece from the core wardrobe to pull off a unique and stylish outfit.

Holiday gatherings can also call for more formal evening wear. In this case, it's best to not repeat-wear dresses from previous years. Swapping outfits with friends or shopping online at affordable retailers like are great solutions to looking great for the holidays without blowing the budget.

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