It’s the most wonderful time of the year—and dressing for it is half the fun. But as the holiday party invites start to roll in, so do the “what do I wear” dilemmas that rise and fall with every single Paperless Post ping.
Well, ‘tis the season for some shopping, and lucky for us, supermodel and Fashionhedonist contributing fashion editor Ashley Graham is full of festive outfit ideas. “I get to play dress up all the time for my job, but there’s something different about getting ready for a big night out,” says Graham. “It’s a chance to push your personal style and try that cool fringed skirt or those metallic pumps that might just sit in your closet otherwise.”
When it comes to color, Graham says this is the time to go for it. “I love wearing bright red because it makes a statement when you walk into a room,” she says. “It shows that you’re festive but also confident. When I’m wearing it, I don’t need anyone to tell me I look amazing because I already feel amazing,” she adds.
The one thing that Graham does need? “My husband, Justin (above), who is the ultimate plus-one,” she says. “We can get separated at a party and then come together and have really funny stories to tell each other. And whenever I have lipstick on my teeth or my Spanx are hanging out, he has my back. What more could a girl want?”
Scroll down to shop some of Graham’s party picks below. And for more, check out her monthly column in the December issue of Fashionhedonist, available on newsstands and for digital download now.