How to Achieve the Perfect Holiday Look

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and your friends at Makeover Essentials want to make sure you enjoy the festivities to the fullest. We’ve compiled a few thoughts on what to consider when you’re heading out for any type of holiday adventure:

• Think Through Your Footwear: The type of gathering should dictate what you put on your feet. Our Makeover Essentials beauty experts suggest you follow the rule of thinking through what you’ll be doing first, then decide on the proper shoes. Consider how much standing and walking is part of the evening, not to mention dancing. While stilettos might be your go-to party shoe, there are many chunkier heels and dressy satin flat options that will allow you to remain comfortable, yet stylish all night.

• Go for Hands-Free Purse Option: Why juggle a clutch while holding a cocktail and a small plate when you can go with a handbag with a crossbody strap? From evening bucket bags in crushed velvet to thin sequin-beaded purses that hug your side, you’ll have one less thing to hold on to.

• Find an Outfit That Works for You: Today’s holiday styles run the gamut from sparkling minis that throwback to the 60s to updated versions of the little black dress and flowing evening gowns. Not a dress fan? Silk pants with a soft cashmere sweater woven with metallic threads in the same shade is a stunning alternative.

Don’t forget to check out Makeover Essentials for the perfect beauty products to accompany your holiday look. And remember to follow us on [Twitter] for up-to-the-minute advice from our experts for every season.