Red is a fantastic color that is perfect for celebrations. Layer a red tartan patterned skirt over a red tank top, black tights and black heels. Wrap a soft cardigan in the same shade as the tank top and drape a gold chain statement necklace around your neck. Complete your look with a gold crystal clutch and pearl earrings. This same look can also be replicated with other hues of the season like emerald green, blue or white, as long as the tartan pattern has your chosen shade of focus in it. For the office, try a red, blue or green tartan blazer over a silk shirt, black dress pants and a leather handbag. For parties, try a red wrap dress with gold heels and either a clutch in gold or ruby. Make sure to stay warm with a cardigan or scarf. If red is too bright for you, try green or blue. Beautiful jewel tone sweaters over neutral grey, brown, beige or cream woolen skirts look especially lovely. Emerald peplum skirts can be worn with a red cardigan and red tartan shoes for an especially festive look. If you want to go the Snow Queen route, a cream colored sweater and hat worn over ice blue skinny jeans and faux fur boots is pretty. Add sparkle with a glittering silver clutch or cocktail ring.
Ugly Sweater parties are popular during the holiday season. And more than likely, these sweaters aren’t really “ugly,” but rather just wildly patterned with bright colors. However, just because your sweater is ugly doesn’t mean your outfit has to be! Just make sure your sweater fits you well. Wear it over a white collared button down shirt and pair with skinny jeans or a pencil skirt. You can choose to distract from the pattern of your sweater with a statement necklace. They key is to balance the bright knit with solids and neutrals.