Just like our most-visited apps have seen a major shift this year (here’s looking at you, Zoom, FaceTime, and Google Meet), there are a few ways we’re changing how we dress for the holidays too. We’re trading those high-heeled Louboutins for fuzzy, warm slippers while keeping it dressy on the top.
To keep it short, the motto for 2020 holiday dressing is snug on the bottom, party on top. Are you with us?
We’ve got you covered with some of the trendiest ideas to make this 2020’s virtual celebration one that you’ll never forget. Additionally you’ll also get some cute photos for the ‘gram. So, get on board, we promise it’s going to be a fun (and oh-so-comfy) ride.
1. Banish maskne
Before we get into just how you can dress it up to party virtually this year, it’s essential that you start with a clean, clear base. So before a crazy week of countless bottles of wine and tons of food and laughter, take some time to detox your mind, body and skin. Drink plenty of water, hydrate your skin with a top-notch face mask and prepare yourself mentally and physically to celebrate with your friends and family. The holiday season can get stressful for some of us, so take time to pamper yourself and calendar in a self-care day.
2. Accessorize, accessorize, accessorize
If there is one magical way to instantly upgrade any look, hair accessories are IT. It can be as simple as adding a few trendy hair clips or a statement headband over a chic pullover to celebrate. Tortoise shell hair clips, pearlescent accessories or even a classic 90s-inspired claw clip are some of the hottest accessories of the season. These will help elevate any look in an instant.
Luxy Pro-tip: Take note and remember to not over or under-kill the accessories. If you’re wearing a bold makeup look, choose accessories that are minimal yet trendy so as to not overdo it. But if your hair accessories are the hero of your look, take this chance to choose your favorite baubles based on the colour combination you’re wearing.
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2. Sweatpants and and a nice top is the mantra
‘Tis the season to be jolly, because you get to wear sweatpants throughout the day—cheers to that! Amirite? We’re calling for utmost comfort ‘cause we’re probably going to be eating our weight in cheese, wine and all the other indulgence this season brings with it.
This year we’re forgetting the pants and focusing on shopping for cute cardigans, statement tops and trendy jackets that are enough to convince everyone you’re fully dressed on Zoom. It’s the perfect illusion for the holiday season.
So ditch the ugly Christmas sweater, find the trusty pants that carried you through quarantine (yes, the ones you baked banana bread in) and pair them with your favorite ~classy~ blouse and you’re golden! We’re saving our LBDs for later—right now, sweatpants and cute tops is the way to go.
3. Let your hair do the talking
We at Luxy Hair believe that good hair days are for everyday and everyone. So as you celebrate the end of this bizarre year that is 2020, why not let your hair do the talking for you as you party virtually?
Big voluminous hair is never off-trend and always, always manages to make a stylish statement. To amp up your look even more, wear your favorite set of Luxy Hair extensions for an extra pep in your step. On the other hand, if you’re looking to keep your hair out of your face, so that you and your glass of wine are one through the next, try out the currently popular bubble braid. This hairstyle adds a young, fresh and trendy look to your OOTN instantly.
Sweatpants on the bottom, great hair on top. Now that’s something we can get behind.
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4. Bring out the bling
Is it even the holidays if your mom doesn’t tell you to put on more jewellery? This year might be the perfect chance to listen to her. Since a majority of the focus is going to be on the top half, it’s the best time to break out all those baubles you haven’t had the opportunity to wear all these months. Bring out your favorite earrings, rings, bracelets and necklaces.
Even if you’re wearing a plain, simple sweater, let your accessories shine bright and steal the show. Layer on your favorite necklaces, and bracelet stacks for all the virtual holiday season fun you’re about to engage in. A year from now, you’ll look back and be so glad you wore your favorite trinkets.
5. Go beyond the neutrals
Now that we’ve talked about hair and clothes, let’s move on to makeup, shall we? While we live for the 36 nude lipsticks in our vanity kits, they deserve a break for the holiday season. This year, let a classic red lip be your go-to. It’s the kind of colour that never fails to amp up any white sweater or blazer. And if you’re not the kind who wears lipstick, try out a statement eyeliner/eyeshadow look or even a bold wing, Ariana Grande style.
There is so much you can play around with when it comes to makeup for the holiday season. Match it to the mood of the party you’re about to attend, or the look you’re wearing for the night—the possibilities are endless!
If you’re on the fence about celebrating the holiday season this year, let this be a sign for you to go all out to commemorate all the things 2020 has given you. This year is a unique one—it let us stay in our comfort zones, but also helped each one of us step out of it at the same time. So as you celebrate, let your look translate that.
Wear your favorite clothes, feel your most beautiful, put on that extra blush for a sun-kissed look—you’ve come a long, long way and you deserve to pop some champagne, reminisce about the good ol’ days and celebrate with your closest friends and family.