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How to Dress Chic for Your Holiday Party

Andrea Avila on Dressing Chic for Your Holiday Party

I recently caught up with a local fashion stylist, Andrea Avila. After strolling around downtown, we had dinner by Union Station. We chatted about all things fashion, specifically how to dress chic for a holiday party. Enjoy!

Meet Andrea Avila

Andrea is a southern girl from Dallas, transported to Denver. Miss Avila is the owner and fabulous E-stylist of The Chicest Chicks. She loves everything that has to do with the fashion world. Her goal is to inspire women to be fashionable in a practical way. A key member of Denver’s emerging fashion scene, Andrea Avila has been published in both Denver Style Magazine and 303 Magazine.

Andrea Avila, fashion stylist.
Holiday dress style inspiration with a leather clutch.

What are your three best go-to tips when choosing a Holiday Party outfit?

First I would choose an outfit that’s stylish, comfortable and photographs well.

When choosing the perfect accessories, I prefer timeless, bold, colorful yet sleek accessories.

Lastly, I finish the outfit by finding the perfect shoe and clutch.

andrea_avila_denver_fashion_stylist_2Fashion accessories with a holiday outfit.

What are the three best style choices when accessorizing your holiday party outfit with leather?

I would say, a pop of color, great accessories and a statement outerwear.

Finish your outfit with a leopard print jacket and pop of color in a scarf.

How to look Chic at your Holiday PartyThe perfect leather clutch and heels.
Do you shop your closet? If so, what are your two best closet staples for holiday wear?

Yes, I do! I love a simple black dress and a faux-fur coat.

Add a pop of color in a plaid scarf.

Fashion inspiration for Holiday OutfitPosing by a vintage entryway with a leather clutch and holiday outfit.

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Beautiful profile with holiday fashion inspiration.

How do you decipher Holiday Party Dress codes — say the office holiday party versus cocktail versus semi formal?

For an office party, I would wear something a little more trendy, maybe leather pants, with a lace top, pearls and a bold red lip. For a semi-formal party, I would wear a dress — maybe something sequined.

Sparkles, black versus color, a dress versus pants — Are there rules for dressing for a holiday party?

I don’t believe in fashion rules. Personal style is a great way to show your personality.

What do you wear when you’re not sure what the dress code is?

A black dress, of course. I do believe you’ll always look perfect in a LBD (little black dress) and red lips.

Portrait of fashion stylist, Andrea Avila. Andrea shares style tips when dressing for a holiday party.Holiday outfit inspiration

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Union Station, Denver ColoradoStr
Close up details of fashion accessories.

I do believe you’ll always look perfect in a LBD (little black dress) and red lips.Click To Tweet

Fashion photoshoot near Union Station with Andrea Avila. Holiday dress ideas.Photographed by Meg Delagrange


Shop this look:

Coat: Express
Boots: BCBG
Dress: Old Navy
Scarf: Target
Featured Clutch: The Crossbody Wallet in Military Boot Leather 

Andrea’s Must Have Curated Fashion Subscription: Pop Sugar


Related Reading: Confidently Accessorize with Leather

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