For the stylish record, I choose to sparkle all year long. HAHAHA! Even if you’re not into the typical razzle and dazzle my guest blogger has awesome options for you. I reached out to Christina Proctor, Certified Style CoachTM and the owner of Wear Out There, a wardrobe styling company based in Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada for her advice of what is gonna make us shine bright in the upcoming party season!

Here is what my fellow Style Coach™ sister suggests:

The countdown to Christmas and New Year’s is officially on. With a calendar that’s packed with a cornucopia of errands, shopping, parties, and other social situations, you may be feeling a little run down. I can certainly relate! With a variety of activities and events packed into such a short time period (…and often back-to-back), picking out a daily outfit takes some extra thought. With all of this extra preparation, you may be feeling a little less than dazzling. But the holidays are a magical time of year, don’t lose your luster!

5 Tips on How to Look Fabulously Festive this Holiday Season:

Add some sparkle with a shimmery top, skirt, or accessory.

Holiday Sparkle


Holiday Sparkle by christinap-11 featuring a pleated skirt

Have you noticed your co-workers upping the glam in their daily outfits? I know I have! They, like you, need an outfit that can easily shift from day to evening. The holidays call for big, big shine, so have fun with your wardrobe. However, keep in mind the level of appropriateness for your office. It’s best to choose one sparkled piece, and neutralize the rest of the look with blacks, greys, or beige. This way your glitz becomes the focal piece.

A festive necklace always makes a statement.

Statement Necklace


Statement Necklace by christinap-11 featuring a velvet top

Whether you wear them every day or only on special occasions, statement necklaces make an impression. Wear them with any garment, and with any neckline to truly shine.

Jewel it up.

Jewel Tones


Jewel Tones by christinap-11 featuring a pleated skirt

Black may be your go-to uniform throughout the year, but the holidays call for a bit of color. Jewel tones add instant drama and strong visual appeal to your party looks. For the best results, mix your pop of color with neutral accessories.

Play with gold and silver…eye shadow that is.

Makeup Looks


Makeup Looks by christinap-11 featuring nars cosmetics

Whether you glow in gold, or sparkle in silver, shimmery eye shadows are made for this time of year. Boost your makeup look with a swipe of shadow, a bit of bronzer, and a touch of gloss for a natural look. For a day to evening transformation, add a colored lip, extra eye liner, or a smoky shadow. With makeup, less is always more, so choose one feature to highlight.

A jacket may just be your best accessory.

Warm and Cozy


Warm and Cozy by christinap-11 featuring long skirts

With the dual challenge of dressing fashionable and staying warm, it’s always best to choose comfort over style. Don’t fight the elements; just work your holiday wardrobe around it. When selecting a jacket, be sure to choose a style that’s dressy enough to go with your party attire, but also expresses your personality.

Do you have any tips on how to look and feel your best over the busy holiday season? We would love to hear from you!

Check out the latest video on I was featured on The Show and Tell Show with Caroline Elliott. Yay to sparkle…a lot or a little.

Guest Bio: As a Style Coach, Christina works one-on-one with clients, conducts group workshops, and hosts virtual consultations to help men and women of all ages develop a style they love. When she’s not styling clients, Christina enjoys walking her yellow lab, Quix, reading, traveling, and sampling craft beer. To learn more about Wear Out There, visit or connect with Christina socially on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest.

Christina Proctor

Do you still want more fashion advice? Check out Ultimate Guide to Style: From Drab to Fab! on Amazon.