When it comes to fashion sometimes picking out the right outfit can be challenging. And with the holidays upon us there are parties and events that require us to dress up and try and look our best. Sometimes that can be daunting. But with the right tools you can find the perfect outfit to rock your style.
I cringe every time I have to go pick out an outfit for a specific event. I’m more interested in shopping for fun without an actual purpose. I can take my time, create an outfit at my own pace and mix and match styles already in my closet.
When options run out and I need an outfit I turn to a few great tips I’ve learned:
Don’t Start At The Clearance Racks
While you can probably find a few diamonds in the rough on the clearance rack, you might settle for something that doesn’t quite fit right or isn’t the right color just because it’s priced low. You can browse around for a few finishing pieces if you already have the look you wanted but don’t depend on clearance prices to build a great outfit.
Do Check Out The Mannequins
I am no fashionista but the first thing I do when I go into a store shopping for an outfit is check out the mannequins. I mean they were styled to sell the clothes, right? So why not gain inspiration from the pieces there and find something that matches your style. Or do what I sometimes do and copy the look completely!
Don’t Look At Sizes
One thing I’m constantly frustrated with is that one brand’s sizing will fit perfectly while another seems completely off. Not only is it frustrating but if you try and squeeze into a piece of clothing because “it’s your size” you might not look the way you wanted to. The way a piece of clothing fits and feels is much more important than the number on the tag.
Do Ask For Help
One thing I always try and do when I’m searching for a specific occasion is grab a sales associate and let them know I need help. I tell them what event I’m shopping for and what look I want to achieve. With those two things in mind (as well as my sizes) I’m usually given 3-4 outfits or various pieces to try on to find the perfect look for myself. So helpful and so much time saved searching the racks!
Rock Your Style
With these tips in mind I’ve been in search of the perfect holiday outfit for a few causal parties we’ve been invited to this year. I needed a top that was a bit dressy but would go perfectly with my favorite Lee jeans and boots (an early Christmas gift to myself). Rock your style with these simple but stunning looks I found at Sears.
This Gloria Vanderbuit Women’s Plus Tunic Top in Persian Gold was the first thing my eyes spotted while shopping at Sears. Not only is it the perfect length to pair with my jeans, it also flatters my body type. And the color is just gorgeous for the holidays! With a few simple gold pieces and my new dark brown boots I’d be ready to take on any holiday party.
I’m also a sucker for black. There’s just something about that classic color. The slimming effects, the simplistic beauty. This Gloria Vanderbuilt Women’s Plus Solid Studded Top also adds a bit of bling to my outfit with the gorgeous applique on the neckline. With a neckline like this all I have to worry about are earrings and a great bracelet to pair with this outfit. And my tan pumps!
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Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post, I am a Sears blogger, though all opinions are my own.