Sequins, sparkle and everything shiny go hand in hand with the holiday season. Not only will you find them wrapped around your Christmas tree but it’s also the perfect opportunity to add it to your wardrobe. In the Florida Keys, we don’t have a lot of opportunities to get decked out as Keys Casual really is, in most cases, the most dressed up we get, but the holidays are a perfect excuse to dress up a bit more. And there are plenty of opportunities to wear all that sparkles – holiday parties with friends and colleagues, family celebrations, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve, and that’s all in the same month!
The easiest way to incorporate a little glam into your holiday outfits is through accessories. I can’t get enough of these vintage bags found at Pink Junktique at 98275 Overseas Highway in Key Largo! Starting at just $35 they are also a very affordable option for getting into the holiday spirit. Look for sequins, metallic shades and beaded bags as these will easily glam up your outfit without a lot of effort. For a holiday party, I’d pair a glitzy bag with a basic black dress and heels for a wow look. Too dressy for your festivities? Try wearing a glitzy bag dressed down with jeans, black heels and a black fitted tee. This will still help you achieve a glam look without being over dressed. Although I would argue that it is always better to be overdressed then underdressed and being that it’s the holidays…just go for it.
For a really fun look try a sequin dress like this gold dress from Wild Lily at 81933 Overseas Highway in Islamorada. Pair this with a basic black heel and black opague tights for an easy glamorous look perfect a New Years Eve party. Black is always dressier so if you’d prefer a dressed down version of this, try pairing it with a fun color like bright pink. Wrap a bright pink scarf around your neck and pair it with a similar hued shoe and you’re set. This look has a lot going on so pair down your bag and accessories by staying in the same color tones and go for simple elegant pieces like a basic gold bracelet and earrings.
Statement necklaces and flirty dresses are another easy holiday party staple. I love shopping at Déjà vu at 608 Duval Street in Key West for affordable girly frocks and lots of statement necklaces. Wear bright hued necklaces or layer multiple necklaces in bright shades, various metals or pearls to dress up your holiday look. Déjà vu has a huge selection of fun costume jewelry and apparel, many of which are designed by store owner, Stephanie Carter, under the label Judith March. Starting at just $20, the Judith March label is both adorable and affordable!
Happy dressing this holiday season and remember, the more bling, the better!
This article was also featured in the Florida Keys Reporter and Keynoter as a part of my “Conch Style” column that runs bi-weekly in the Friday and Saturday edition. If you have story ideas on style in the Florida Keys, please send me an email at Leah@leahsfabulousfinds.com.