The Guide to Accessorizing Your Holiday Outfit Guest Author: McKenzie Brower

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The holiday season is approaching fast. Whether you have a work Christmas party or plan to ring in the New Year right, you will need the perfect outfit and the even more perfect accessories to go with it. If you are a fashion fanatic like me, it means that you have been pursuing your favorite stores since the beginning of October and bought a dreamy holiday outfit. Little black dresses, sequin two-pieces, velvet jumpsuit­s—all will be perfect for the show stopping outfit you have been imagining. Once you have the outfit, it is time to accessorize, and the great thing about the holidays is that you can go all out. Crank up the glitz and the glam to make sure your look is unforgettable, and by changing up the accessories, you can get multiple wears out of you look.

Cover up from the cold

Scarf

There are so many stylish ways to keep you warm. Blanket scarves or ponchos bring volume and interesting colors to your outfit, along with warmth. A faux fur coat or vest would be an amazing addition that adds luxury and style. If you are worried about your bare legs in your dress, tights can be a great option for you. There are so many colors and types of tights to choose from, and I really think the super opaque ones look great with glam looks. You could also wear over-the-knee socks if you want to add something quirky and cute to your look.

Put jewels on jewels

Jewelry - Earrings

Nothing perks up the holiday flare like jewelry. Whether you choose extravagant chandelier earrings or a pretty statement necklace, you can’t really go wrong on a night like this. Layering bold and sparkly pieces will be sure to turn heads everywhere you go. Don’t forget to add stacking bracelets and cute rings for a head-to-toe look.

Walk this way

High Heels

Choosing shoes is sometimes the hardest part of creating an amazing look. If you are worried about the amount of walking you will be doing, over-the-knee boots or booties might be the best option for you. If you know you will not be walking much, close-toed heels or pumps will are a very classic look. High-heeled boots and booties will be great too. Make sure to choose your shoe to fit your desired comfort level, but you also want them to enhance your look too.

Find the perfect purse

Clutch Purse

Accessorizing with designer bags, chic clutches or a purse is important. Clutches are the ultimate fashion accessory for night parties, but if the clutch won’t do, you want to have the perfect bag to fit your lipstick, your wallet and other necessities but still adds to your look.

Holiday parties call for glitz and glam. There are numerous ways to accessorize your outfit for any holiday party, so don’t be shy with your beautiful additions because these nights are for showcasing your amazing style and will make for lasting impressions on others into the New Year. Good luck, and happy holidays!

 

Author Bio:

McKenzie Brower is a contributing writer and media specialist for Kodi Fashions. She regularly produces content for a variety of fashion and lifestyle blogs. She enjoys reading, shopping, and kicking it with her three cats.

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Beauty Blogger Handbag Essentials (Guest Post) Guest Author: Sophia Smith

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Ah, the endless void in which we carry a small universe, also known as our handbag. From lipgloss to first aid, there’s everything a woman needs, and even more stuff that she’ll probably never use, lost somewhere in the depths. We haven’t yet found a way to shove a small island retreat in there, but just you watch.

Women are brilliantly resourceful when they need to be. A handbag is a sacred thing to a lady, especially a busy one who rushes around the town, trying to be both practical and glamorous at the same time. From a regular college student, to a famous beauty blogger, we all need a good bag, and we all love keeping our favourite things within reach.

So, what do these gorgeous fashionistas and beauty influencers carry every day? We’re in on their secrets…

The Perfect Lipstick

the perfect lipstick

A touch up through the day will likely be needed, especially if we plan to eat greasy food. Bring your favourite everyday nude like the Kat Von D Bow n Arrow or Lolita II, or Maybelline Color Sensational lipsticks, if you are a traditional kind of gal. Mac’s cremesheen formula is also really good for everyday because it goes on sheer, so it’s easy to reapply.

Make sure your have at least one bold color in your makeup bag, something red, or burgundy, or magenta, just in case you get invited for drinks and need a glam look on a moment’s notice.

Poppin’ Mascara

Poppin' mascara

Like Jeffree Star keeps pointing out, Benefit’s Roller Lash is one of the best mascaras around. Better Than Sex is also famous among bloggers, so pick your favourite mascara and you can make sure your eyes will always look gloriously sexy.

Statement Nail Polish

statement nail polish

The thing about beauty bloggers is that they love fashion and makeup and like setting trends, but they don’t really expect you to follow them blindly. They’re there to inspire, and they love seeing creativity from their followers, something distinctive that make people stand out.

Show off your style with the Say it With Polish unique colors, and create your own label. They let you pick your perfect shade, and then you can customize the bottle it comes in. Imagine a polish with your name on it, or something with your favourite inspirational quote. Blair Eadie always keeps one in her bag, so why not do the same and give your nails some fun?

Hand Cream

hand cream

Hand cream is important, especially now in winter when our skin dries out faster. A simple product like Burt’s Bees Honey & Grapeseed Hand Cream is inexpensive, smells amazing, and doesn’t leave a greasy residue on your hands, so it’s easy to use on the go.

T Tiny Bottle of Perfume

T tiny bottle of perfume

Get a mini size version of your favourite perfume. Kathleen Lights enjoys Giorgio Armani’s Si and Victor and Rolf Flowerbomb, for example, so just keep a small bottle in your bag and spritz it whenever you need a little extra mood lift, or if you’re about to meet someone cute for a date.

Sunscreen

sunscreen

Beauty influencers know that most of our wrinkles actually come from sun damage. UV rays age us quickly, and sunscreen is an essential part of every responsible lady’s beauty routine.

Since we have to reapply it throughout the day to make sure the protection remains effective, it’s a good idea to keep one in our bag. If you wear makeup and can’t keep reapplying your sunscreen without messing it up, bring a compact foundation that has SPF in it, and touch up gently.

Misting Sprays

misting sprays

Refreshing, hydrating, and easy to use, misting sprays are a real dream-come-true. You can use a small bottle of Avene thermal water, or combine the previously mentioned SPF with the refreshing mist, and use Coola Face SPF 30 Makeup Setting Spray. It gives you a lovely dewy glow, it makes your makeup look better, and keeps your safe from the sun.

There are no rules when it comes to handbag necessities, it all depends on what kind of a gal you are. These are some popular beauty influencer products that they use to stay looking fresh and gorgeous, and there’s no reason you can’t use their secrets as well. Grab your big bag, fill it up with your favourite goodies, and have fun.

Author BIO:

Sophia Smith is Australian-based beauty, fashion and lifestyle blogger. She is very passionate about latest fashion trends, DIY projects and natural beauty products. Sophia writes mostly in beauty and fashion related topics, mainly through blogs and articles. She is regular contributor at High Style Life.

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