LOVE The Holidays: Sparkle & Shine


Unlike past seasons, this one isn’t just about red and green. Spring has popped back up just in time for the holidays, bringing bold fabrics and unexpected pops of colour! This December, I wanted to do things a bit differently, so I chose beautiful bright pinks and oranges in rich, winter fabrics like cashmere and wool to keep it warm and fuzzy. I then added the IT colour from fall, bordeaux, into the accessories: floral-printed tights, classic tote and ankle booties, to tie it all together.

Keeping floral print in mind from the tights, I pulled a similar pattern into the skirt, and again in the necklace to pull it all together. You’ll notice the sparkle and shine have become accents rather than the focal point. This is an important aspect, as it makes the look more appropriate for something like an office party or one in the comfort of your own home!

After all, there’s nothing quite like a cashmere turtleneck and a pencil skirt!

Coles Notes:

  • Look for bold colours in winter fabrics
  • Add sparkle and shine in more subtle and complimentary ways
  • Choose one main pattern and use it in a set of three
  • Winterize accessories through dark colours and rich textures


Where to Get it:

  • Sweater, Jacket and bracelets/coloured rings: The Bay
  • Necklace, Statement Ring, Skirt and Bag: BCBGMAXAZRIA
  • Tights: Le Chateau
  • Booties: Town Shoes
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