Holiday fashion tips from the pros
(NC) If your calendar isn't already booked full of parties, family meals and get-togethers, they soon will be. Whether catching up with old friends or attending the office party, there's no question that a variety of outfits are needed for all these social engagements
To minimize time and money spent on curating the perfect look for each event, many fashion pros suggest investing in a few wardrobe staples, such as a little black dress or classic skinny jeans, and then mixing and matching them with different accessories.
Online shopping can help. This year, for instance, eBay has collaborated with renowned Canadian fashion designer Sunny Fong of VAWK to create an exclusive, limited-edition collection of clothing and accessories -- including a must-have holiday dress.
Accessories such as statement rings, scarves and jackets are also the best way to bring an outfit from day to night, or from work-wear to party attire. Online sites offer a global marketplace to shoppers where you can find unique accessories to perfect your look. In fact, 10 clothing, shoes, and accessory items are purchased on eBay every minute in Canada.
To make the most out of your wardrobe this season, here are some additional fashion tips from the pros:
• “You can never go wrong with a silk scarf,” says Sunny Fong. “It's one of the most versatile pieces that a woman can own and it adds a touch of luxury to any look.”
• “Treat the sidewalk as your personal runway show this season,” says Tina Kastana, an eBay seller and Fashion-preneur of the Year winner. “I always have my smartphone ready to find items I see other people wearing that I just have to have.” As for this season's trends, Kastana suggests choosing a classic print for outerwear, such as houndstooth. “A printed overcoat is perfect over a simple dress to ensure you arrive to your holiday parties in style.”
• “A great piece of jewellery is one of the easiest ways to glam up your day-look for a party,” says Jennifer Ger, co-founder of Foxy Originals. “Keep a colourful statement necklace or oversized ring in your purse so you're always prepared. Our favourite looks for the season are Art Deco-inspired lines and geometric shapes.”
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