It’s the most wonderful time of the year, at least that’s what the old song says, right? We spruce up the house, trim the tree just right, bring out the good dishes, string sparkly lights inside and out, plan for special occasions and make sure we’re surrounded by good friends and family. After all, the holidays are here now! No matter that in the blink of an eye they’ll be gone.
This incredible season gives us permission (as if we need it) to not only glam up our surroundings, but to also make sure we are looking our personal best. Perhaps those special occasions won’t be elegant galas at posh venues, but simply small get-togethers with friends—or possibly just a dinner for two.
It doesn’t matter because now is a special time to shine. I’m not talking about only our surroundings, but about us too. We all want to look our best, but at the holidays it’s all about individual brilliance.
Time to Talk Personal Style
To achieve that, maybe it’s time for an assessment to define what our personal panache is and then to spend some quality time and effort to polish that style—from head to toe.
Whatever improves your own personal image and allows you to feel on top of the world is where you’ll shine and where you’ll want to capitalize your efforts this season. Maybe you haven’t thought much about your look, but when you do, you will most likely fall into one of several styles. Check them out below—here’s where you’ll want to capitalize your efforts to make YOU look your very best this glamorous holiday season.
- The Natural
You might think of this look as wholesome with hair being one of the most important aspects. Hair should always be clean, shiny and cut in a stylish way. A low-maintenance style would be best with natural color and subtle highlights to keep it interesting.
The natural woman gives the impression of one who’s happy in her own skin and dresses in a relaxed, unfussy way. Our natural girl may like easy, natural fabrics such as cotton, wool and leather perhaps in natural, maybe earthy colors.
Makeup will be minimal, not because of a lack of interest, but because comfort and ease are hallmarks of a natural person.
And clothes are seen as more functional than flashy. In other words, put them on and forget them. Unstructured clothing might be more important to a natural than the latest and greatest styles. But good clothes are a must, so investing in a few quality pieces will pay for themselves, especially during the holidays.
When you’re a natural girl, jeans and tees could be your go-to outfit topped by a great jacket and updated accessories.
Natural personality dressed up in jeans, dressed up top and styled hairstyle
- The Romantic
Are you feminine and ladylike? Do you like soft clothes that drape, like chiffon, silk and lace? Do you like color and curls? Then you most likely fall into our romantic category.
Lucky you, Ms. Romantic. Some romantics are feminine and not to offend, might be called girly girls. This is not a bad thing. Your jewelry is probably dangly and detailed and you like to present yourself at your best at all times.
Some romantics like hair ornaments in their long or mid-length cut, but a sharp, severe haircut just doesn’t seem to be your style—you like face framed with curls and waves.
Sure, you’ll wear jeans, but they’ll probably be velvet or corduroy and maybe a denim pair for good measure. And your shoes will likely be adorned with bows or beads, and maybe even flowers. Of course, you love sparkly jewelry.
Romantic: soft and feminine.
- The Classic
Certainly, the word “chic” describes our classic beauty. The classic feels happiest in tailored and structured clothing, mostly in neutral, black, grey or navy. No fussy prints for Ms. Classic, but rather solid colors, maybe in a “preppy” look.
The classic look is always polished, neat and tidy, even leaning toward the more formal designs rather than casual. Jeans won’t be sloppy; they’ll always fit well and may even be ironed. Wool is a favorite, but linen loses out because it wrinkles easily.
Your work wardrobe is more a reflection of you than your play wardrobe and you are definitely interested in investment dressing. However, you’re an expert on quality clothes that are on sale. Somehow you know how to sniff out great bargains.
Because you put a high value on tradition, you may keep your fashion accessories and clothing until they are worn, because they never lose their classic styling. You probably own at least one, but probably several little black dresses.
You might want to strive for a more updated look by adding one or two trendy pieces. What better time is there to do this than the holidays. You might also punch up your wardrobe a bit by adding a few pieces that are more colorful, even a print would add a pop of color. Did you ever think of ruffles? Now might be the time.
Classic pantsuit, Classic French Twist
- The Dramatic
Strong and independent with a flair for making an entrance—that’s our dramatic girl. Oozing confidence, a dramatic loves to make a statement with fashion jewelry, accessories and makeup.
No budget for this lass—she loves to shop and her closet reflects it. Her overall look is very important.
Many dramatics are glamorous, strong, love to party and some are entrepreneurs or executives. Fashion forward is the byword for many dramatics.
Hair could be worn sleek in a high ponytail with severe bangs or in a high-volume style. Shoes may be thick and chunky with stripes, linear patterns or even geometric shapes. Bags tend to be structured.
Needless to say, Ms. Dramatic probably loves the holidays. What better backdrop is there for her than a gleaming, well-lit room with lots of people to talk to and an entrance to be made?
Dramatic : Bold and Sparkly
Check with the Experts
Now that you’ve read through the four basic styles, maybe you’re thinking that your look runs the gamut of all four categories—lucky you. Believe us when we say, your hair, your clothes, your makeup and most importantly, your inner beauty all combine to make you what you are.
To help you harmonize your ultimate look, check in with the beauty experts at TresImage. We invite you to book an appointment today.
Vive la Image. Vive la you!