What to Wear This Holiday Season

Your inbox is likely bursting with invitations to cocktail parties, tree-trimming shindigs and gift exchanges for which your closet will need some priming. While it’s much better to give than to receive, no one wants a poorly dressed Santa. Here, a short list of must-have items to keep you fashionably outfitted all season long.

Zadig and Voltaire

Photo: Zadig & Voltaire

Fuzzy Outerwear
Neither the kind Cher wore in Clueless nor the kind you raid your grandmother’s closet for when you need something to wear for the office’s ugly sweater holiday party. A fashionable jacket or bolero, like the Flavie Deluxe Fur Bolero from Zadig & Voltaire, that is fuzzy, furry and soft is cozy, whimsical and fashion forward—which will keep your friends from questioning why you’re bundled up in Miami.


Photo: Marni

Shift Dresses
Winter is the unofficial season of the shift dress. It’s when your bodycon wardrobe gets relegated to the back of the closet because billowy, boxy silhouettes are de rigueur for hitting the holiday party buffet or going for seconds at a festive dinner. Marni, the Italian label known for their fashionable shifts, is where you’ll want to start your quest.

Jason of Beverly Hills Angel Wing Ring

Photo: Jason of Beverly Hills

Sparkly Bling
Make your spirits bright with diamonds—it’s as simple as that. A little bling will go longer than tinsel or garland in spreading holiday cheer, namely your own. Jason of Beverly Hills and Alchemist, both located in Palm Court, offer a range of options from delicate and diamond-dusted to statement-making pieces with sparkling gemstones.

Versace Palazzo Crossbody

Photo: Versace

A Sleek Handbag
Leave your carryall at home. It’s doing nothing for your ensemble and will be a nuisance to the guests you’ll keep inadvertently bumping into at the company cocktail party. Instead, carry only the necessary items in a sleek clutch or ladylike crossbody, such as Versace’s Palazzo Crossbody, that not only leaves your hands free but also tells the world that, well, you’re here to party.

Tom Ford

Photo: Tom Ford

Oversized Sunglasses
How do you quickly conceal the evidence of a fun late night (read: red, puffy eyes)? Sunglasses. Big, black sunglasses. The Design District is brimming with options for new sunnies—from Tom Ford’s ubiquitous styles to Louis Vuitton’s over-the-top shapes—so it’s only prudent that you stock up. The more often you swap out your sunglasses the less people will assume it’s a disguise rather than your favorite way to accessorize.  


Photo: Cartier

Statement Watch
Gents have all the luck. You can show up to an event or stroll in to work in jeans and a T-shirt so long as your accessories express that you’ve given some thought to the overall ensemble. Keep it simple and stress free by investing in a statement watch. It doesn’t have to be an over-the-top proclamation, rather a piece that’s timeless and tells the world you know a thing or two about complications. There’s Hublot for the trendy fellow and Cartier for the man who’s all about the classics.