Holiday Looks We Love
‘Tis the season of family gatherings, holiday cocktails and office celebrations. As invitations rarely disclose a dress code, deciding what to wear can feel overwhelming. We suggest you take the event’s location and guest list into account. Then, visualize the kind of impression you wish to make.
The rules of holiday dressing have loosened. Today the only caveat is to look sophisticated but not overly serious (reflecting the light and cheerful spirit of the night.) Here’s some sartorial inspiration just in time for the festivities. Take cues from these confident looks and conquer your event calendar in style.
The Family Dinner
Don’t let low-key family gatherings translate into lazy dressing. Since you’re being treated to a dinner, it’s befitting to bring your host a gift and wear a handsome outfit. Communicate consideration in a smart-casual look like this one from Ermenegildo Zegna. Rich wine and evergreen colours are especially apropos for the season.
A dapper jacket and dark jeans is always a winning formula. The adventurous dresser can further embolden his after-hours outfit with a printed shirt (these baroque and paisley motifs prove especially memorable.) Look towards labels like Etro and Versace Collection to convey exuberance. You’re there to enjoy friendly banter and fine libations after all.
The Office Party
Leave the nine-to-five uniform at home and opt for something decidedly more rakish. (Coworkers are already acquainted with your stalwart suits so why not switch things up?) Tartan sport jackets and burgundy chinos will do just the trick — and manage to feel subtly festive. Ditch your tie for a turtleneck and give your favourite Chelsea boots a shine. Voilà, you’re ready to take the annual office party by storm.