"Fashion you can buy, but style you possess. The key to style is learning who you are, which takes years. There's no how-to road map to style. It's about self-expression and, above all, attitude." - Iris Apfel
As the holiday season is upon us, it is important to step into the festivities in style, and taking inspiration from our favourite celebrities can be a great way to rock the holiday fashion scene. From glittering red carpets to intimate family gatherings, these stars have always showed up in styles that range from classic elegance to modern chic. The choices are limitless!
If timeless elegance is what you are going for, you can channel your inner royalty with Kate Middleton's sophisticated holiday looks. The Duchess of Cambridge is known for her impeccable style, often opting for elegant dresses in rich jewel tones. Embrace her regal charm with a velvet gown in a garnet red or royal blue. Adding a pair of statement earrings and a clutch is sure to add a touch of glam to your look, which, in addition, also effortlessly transitions from a festive dinner to a sophisticated soiree.
So, if you are drawn to a more relaxed and contemporary vibe, you could take cues from supermodel Gigi Hadid and embrace the power of monochromatic ensembles by pairing a cosy oversized sweater with matching wide-leg pants. Top it off with a stylish coat and ankle boots for an effortlessly chic look and voila! You exude comfort with style.
Harry Styles has been making waves in the fashion world with his recent sartorial choices. You could totally emulate his gender-bending glam, and express yourself freely by experimenting with unexpected bold patterns, vibrant colours, and unconventional silhouettes. Mix and match textures, like sequins and velvet, for a look that is as daring and unique as you are.
Zendaya is one celebrity that has consistently ‘served looks’, year after year on the red carpet. You can capture her essence with a sleek and sophisticated jumpsuit or a tailored suit in a rich, holiday-inspired colour like deep violet or emerald green. Complete the look with sleek heels and minimalistic accessories for a look that screams elegance. But her personal style is just as inspiring. Take a cue and master the effortless art of cosy-chic layers. Opt for oversized sweaters, or ponchos, or blanket scarves that exude warmth and sophistication. Pair these cosy essentials with sleek leggings or tailored trousers for a look that will make sure you look as stylish as you feel comfy.
For the boho girlies, fear not. Vanessa Hudgens is the ultimate style icon when it comes to acing the bohemian aesthetic. Go for flowy maxi dresses adorned with intricate embroidery or subtle sequins and layer on statement accessories, like oversized earrings and stacked bracelets, to achieve that free-spirited festive look.
You could channel your inner pop sensation with the timeless elegance of sequins, like Taylor Swift, with a sparkling mini dress or a sequined blazer paired with tailored pants. After all, Swift's penchant for shimmering outfits sets the perfect tone for a night of celebration and festivity.
Brave the winter chill with a dash of Hollywood glamor, like the iconic Blake Lively, known for her impeccable taste in outerwear, often choosing statement coats that steal the spotlight. Opt for a bold-colored or patterned coat that complements your holiday wardrobe, making a grand entrance wherever you go. Or bring the red carpet to your holiday celebrations with inspiration from supermodel Hailey Bieber. Choose a sleek, figure-hugging gown in a rich, festive hue. Whether it be a classic black, deep burgundy, or emerald green, let your outfit speak volumes with clean lines and a touch of drama.
This holiday season, let your fashion choices be guided by the stars. But make sure your celeb-inspired fashion resonates with your own personal style, and you are sure to shine as bright as the holiday lights, wherever you go; after all ‘tis the season for glam!’.