For a fun, festive and unique Holiday party outfit, look no further than a vintage store. Sequins and beading reigned supreme in 80’s so it’s no surprise that vintage and thrift stores are STOCKED with incredible tops and dresses that are Holiday season ready. I found this top at L Train Vintage in Brooklyn (within two very long racks of sparkly tops no less). I was drawn to the beautiful beaded floral pattern and of course, the red color 😜. It wasn’t until I tried it on that I noticed the slight triangle bottom that gives a nice slimming effect. It’s details like those that I don’t find in “fast fashion”, but who needs “fast fashion” when this top was only $10!
For my party look, I paired my sparkly top with smart, tailored trousers. I like the idea of toning down the extravagance of the top with a simple, classic bottom. Since the beads have a blue iridescence to them, I wore blue heels, blue floral earrings and topped it all off with a blue coat. Since my pants are understated, I wore statement earrings because you can get away with bolder accessories at a party.
To avoid looking to “pristine”, however, I went with a grungier makeup look and hair-do look. With this look, it’s almost as if you partied throughout the night, “threw on” a top and headed to the next party. The “I’ve already been having a great time” hair and makeup contrasts the fanciness of the top and contrast always adds interest to an outfit. Now that I have a Holiday outfit, I just need to find a Holiday party to attend!
Thrifted Coat // Vintage Beaded Top // Banana Republic Pants // Zara Heels // Vintage Clutch // Banana Republic Earrings
Thrifted Coat (similar options here & here) // Vintage Beaded Top // Banana Republic Factory Pants // Zara Heels (similar options here & here) // Vintage Clutch // Banana Republic Earrings (similar options here & here)