And now that you have your grooming game on track – Men let’s talk holiday fashion! And who better to give the tips for what to wear for holiday entertaining than our go-to expert, and sought after Hollywood stylist Cat Wright. Cat’s motto is that the “right outfit can take you places” and you have most likely seen her work on some of the leading music videos, television shows and editorials. She is often busy behind-the-scenes dressing for many a red-carpet moment with a bevy of Hollywood heavyweights dressed according to Cat Wright’s style. In addition, and as aspect we love – she is a fellow writer and blogger for outlets such as E! News, Societe Perrier and the former Racked LA.
For All-Things Holiday Wardrobe Cat’s Tips include:
1. Shopping for your holiday wardrobe should be calculated but minimal. Splurge on items that will be staple pieces for the season. I recommend investing in a nice pair boots that you will wear over and over and a nice outerwear item, a coat or leather (for you West Coasters) will see you through it all.
2. If you’re traveling for the holidays, pack items that mix-and-match well and can be worn several times. There’s nothing wrong with a suitcase carrying all-black. It’s sleek.
3. Know your holiday party dress codes. Black Tie requires you to dust off your favorite tuxedo while Cocktail gives you a chance to do something fun with a suit or slacks. If the invite says “Festive” with no further instructions, think about your host’s partying style or take a winter spin on the cocktail look.
4. Speaking of festive, the most popular party of the season is the Ugly Sweater Party. For those that like to click and buy, there is always Tipsy Elves but if you’re goal is to take home the night’s most coveted award, design your own by adding ornament pins, Christmas lights or cotton balls (fake snow) to a sweater you already own…the uglier the better, right?
5. While dressing for a family affair, your goal is to be comfortable but put-together to remind grandma how proud she is of you. You can’t go wrong with a cashmere and chinos and can always throw on a blazer for layering.
6. New Years is your chance to shine. Make sure and follow the dress code (see above) but it’s the perfect time to go all-out with your decisions. Women break out the sequins so take a page from their book and rock that velvet or brocade jacket you thought you’d never wear.
7. Fit is everything. The drop in temperature doesn’t give you an excuse to dress in cable knit sweaters that are the wrong size. Be strategic in layering and buy items that are tailored to your frame…the perfect peacoat can solve a lot of your problems.
An example of Cat’s red-carpet work seen on E! News Producer and Correspondent Will Marfuggi at last year’s Vanity Fair Oscar Party below:
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