StyleSavy: Winter picks to keep you warm

April Goddard

It’s that time of year again: The weather is cooling, Halloween and Thanksgiving have come and gone, and we are all officially in the midst of the holidays. While this can cause some of us to start frantically making home improvements, gift lists and sending out holiday invites to family and friends, the one upside to this chaotic, if not always wonderful, time of year is the parties.

While most of us worry about RSVP-ing, what appetizer and/or dessert to bring and whether or not to participate in the annual Black Friday rush, there is an important question at hand: What am I going to wear to all of these Yuletide gatherings? And quite possibly: What is he going to wear? Personally, I cannot think of a better way to see party season through than a wardrobe refresh and revamp. So get ready to edit your closet and add some key season trend pieces into the mix to make your outfits a holiday party hit!


Embrace: The ’70s. That’s right, what’s old is new. Suede, denim, neutral stripes and corduroy are all making a comeback and are easily dressed up or down.

Try this: For more casual parties, try a striped turtleneck with denim and accessorize with a statement bag and block heels. For more formal affairs, grab a rich-toned velvet dress. Mix textures by adding a fur coat or vest.


Embrace: The overcoat. This season’s staple can dress up a casual outfit or add the finishing touch to more formal attire. Go for a classic beige button-up or opt for a more trendy overcoat with fur details.

Try this: Mix up everyday wear by rocking a neutral, fur-trimmed coat with a sweater vest and denim. If you’re getting all dressed up, a black button-up jacket with neutral corduroy trousers will make you the life of the party.


Embrace: Cold weather accessories. One of my favorite parts of the holidays is having an excuse to 1.) go shopping, and 2.) dress in super snuggly attire. Accessorizing with hats, gloves and scarves can add interest and visual appeal to your attire.

Brand spotlight: My go-to shop of the moment is The Gap. Gap has come on strong this season with seasonally appropriate patterns, textures and fabrics in the accessories department.

Try this: Pair a traditional cableknit sweater with a cashmere scarf. Finish the look with a playful pom-pom hat that will keep you jingling all the way through cold nights of caroling and party-hopping! Don’t be afraid to mix colors, patterns and textures to make your attire as memorable as the holiday season!