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What to Wear to a Holiday Party in a Heatwave

11.20.16

Sydne Style wears a floral skirt with off the shoulder top in wine colors It finally cooled off in Los Angeles. But the other week I attended a holiday party in 95 degree heat. Figuring out how dress for fall during a heatwave is pretty tricky. My secret is sticking to a seasonal color palette and lightweight materials. I went with a wine and blush combo by pairing a dark floral sheer skirt (now on sale!) with a burgundy off-the-shoulder top and light pink bag (30% off today!). When it cooled off a week later, I wore the skirt the same way I styled it in my Fall Florals Trend Guide.

Sydne Style shows how to throw a holiday party with baccarat crystal No matter what climate you live in, you can certainly take some inspiration from the holiday decor at the party I attended. Gearys Beverly Hills hosted a festive luncheon with Baccarat at Villa Alloro and it was picture perfect at every chair. My three takeaway tips?

  • Flowers in small holiday boxes make for gorgeous table arrangements.
  • Ornaments double as table place holders and party favors.
  • You can never go wrong with a meat and cheese spread as a starter!

Stay tuned later in the upcoming weeks for more holiday party outfit ideas!

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Top: Express (similar)
Skirt: French Connection (on sale!)
Bag: Henri Bendel (30% off!)
Necklaces: Covet by Stella & Dot and Jennifer Meyer
Ring: Stella & Dot
Bag charm: Henri Bendel
Shoes: INC
Nails: Essie “Berry Naughty”

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