Hello there 🙂
In addition to my birthday vacation events are my favorite occasion to dress up. It's something of their festive nature that makes it all the more fun for me to pull out all the stops for my party clothes. My girlfriend and co-editor of Who What Wear, Lauren Eggertsen, and I talked about the outfits we want to wear for every event this season, and give each other links to articles we can not live without it almost daily. She is much ahead of the game than me and has already planned three fully equipped looks. According to her, it's all about rounding off her outfit with fine jewelry, and this year she's eyeing a particularly stunning piece by Roberto Coin. "It may not seem like much, but the addition of statement jewelry will always be polished and party-ready," she says. See (and shop!) Look at the Christmas look she can wear below.
Personally, I start with the mood in which I decide what to wear to an event, but Lauren disagrees. "It's important that you dress according to the dress code and at the same time show your personality, it's not every day that you can put on everyone's clothes, so make the most of it," she says. For a more formal event (like her girlfriend's outrageous corporate holiday party, which she always gets a plus of one for) or one that's just fun to wear (the NYC Ballet), Lauren's fancy is usually a long silk or satin dress.
The best part of this particular dress is the low neckline, which is perfect for flaunting a statement necklace. Here she wears a layered Venetian princess necklace to bring out both the larger and the smaller flower pendant. "I wanted to make the most of the open neckline," says Lauren about her choice of styling. A special pearl bag and other gold jewelry round off their unusual party look.
Lauren's next ensemble has covered you for the seasonal events of the fall directly hours after work. "I'd wear that look to a press-out after work or a festive drink with friends on vacation," she says. The top makes a bit more fun than your everyday blazer, especially in combination with a pair of white pants and a bag in a light shade.
Lauren tells me that she will only invest in jewelry if he is timeless, well-made and versatile. This chain definitely makes all three demands, especially when it comes to versatility – it's hard to say that it's even the same piece after removing the longer chain. "The fabric of this blazer top does not look great, so this time I designed the necklace as a delicate choker that's subtle yet very eye-catching," explains Lauren as she wears the Roberto Coin necklace.
Every year, Who What Wear hosts a festive festivities, and Lauren has her whole outfit planned. (May I copy it?) The velvet turtleneck sweater under the modern suit separations feels festive and still lends itself to a party where your boss participates. "The nice thing is that I can take off the blazer after work and the whole outfit transforms immediately."
Since I see Lauren at least Monday through Friday, I know that she wears almost exclusively gold jewelry, so it does not surprise me that she has turned the black diamond necklace for that last look. In this way, the piece feels best for everyday wear or for a shiny pop against a colored top, as seen here. Also noteworthy? "Trailers are definitely in fashion and there's no better way to showcase them than with a tight-fitting turtleneck sweater." I will try this as soon as possible.