Whether you are hosting at your house or headed to a holiday party, here are some wise words to live by in the coming weeks.
1. Don't wear something that is uncomfortable.
I know this sounds stupid but if you aren't comfortable in what you are wearing it will show. When trying on your holiday outfit do what you would do at a party. Stand up, sit down, bend over, and dance around. If you feel self-conscious doing these things then find something else to wear.
2. Don't be too comfortable.
At the other end of the spectrum are people who feel that sweatpants can be made chic on the holidays. WRONG. Pull yourself together and have fun with what you are wearing. There are plenty of ways to look good and feel cozy.
3. Don't forget to layer up.
Depending on where you live, layers may be necessary around Christmas time. If it is cold wear a coat and two other layers in case you become warm when you arrive at your destination.
4. Don't neglect your accessories.
The holidays are the one time when I recommend you go all out. So add some sparkle, sparkle, and more sparkle. You can add bracelets, rings, earrings, necklaces, and even hair accessories for some added shine.
5. Don't forget to wear an apron.
I do not care how silly you feel. If you are cooking a large holiday meal you need an apron to protect your clothes.
6. Don't wear ridiculous shoes.
I love heels as much as you do but if you are going to be in a casual setting try to keep your shoes sensible. If you are going to a formal party then heels are fine, just use insoles to keep your feet happy on the dance floor.
7. Don't bring a huge purse with you.
The holidays are a time for relaxation. So unless you have a baby leave the big purse at home. Your hosts will thank you too as you will be taking up less of their coat closet space.
8. Don't forget to browse your closet before dropping cash on a new outfit.
You will be surprised at what you may find in your closet. Take a look through what you have and find creative ways to rework each piece. A red bridesmaid dress can be turned into a holiday dress with just a few accessories.
9. Don't neglect your hair, makeup, and nails.
This is obvious advice. If your hair needs to be colored then get it colored. If your nails look like you have been washing dishes for days, get a manicure. If you feel bored with your makeup watch some YouTube tutorials, there are thousands.
10. Don't forget to smile.
We all have activities we dread during the holidays but your smile is your best accessory, so grin and bear it!