Easy Holidays

Easy Holidays

posted in: Looks By Mark | 0

Dressing for the holidays requires special prep sometimes, doesn’t it? Long, fun days of visiting with family and friends, dining, and shopping call for comfortable clothes. At the same time, you still want to look great for all those photos! Mark takes care of this high order with these looks, which are all built around a pair of gorgeous, soft and comfy palazzo pants by Sara Campbell. The velvet adds just enough glam, while the cut keeps things simple. Mark suggests grabbing your favorite pair of casual pants in a solid color to try some of these looks.

Look One:

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Casual, fun, but still elegant, this looks incorporates lots of texture. The Sara Campbell velvet palazzo pants pair beautifully with this Sara Campbell lace top. The rich blue lace is surrounded by black fringe, and the wrap by Dolce Cabo in has gradient coloring that fades from royal blue to black. The medallion necklace by Karinne Sultan was selected to fall below the lace cutout detail on the chest. More gold from Julie Voss earrings and bracelets really bring the look together. Pairing simple pants with a more dressy top, plus adding some texture and simple jewelry, is how to replicate this look. The darker color palette here is more formal. Silver jewelry would work well here, too, and would make the look more contemporary.

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Look Two:

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Bring more refinement to a simple pair of pants with metallic pieces! Here, we are mixing golds. The same Sara Campbell pants are shown here with a jacquard jacket by Sara Campbell. The bow in the back of the jacket adds a lot of character, and echoes the belt. The bow belt is by Lilly Pulitzer, and gives nice definition to the waist. The animal print top works like a neutral here, not too dark, but with enough character to stand up to the gold jacket. Some larger-scale jewelry at the neckline balances the belt, while the longer piece brings extra sparkle between the jacket lapels. The beaded necklace is a new piece by Lilly Pulitzer, while the long necklace is a lovely vintage piece. To recreate this look, go for things that create structure on top to make a nice ensemble with the pants: a tailored jacket and a good belt. Choose a color theme (here, gold) to give cohesion to the outfit.

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Look Three:

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This look is all about the coat. This mid-length silver Sara Campbell coat has great features. The large-scale yet understated print is offset by a bold daisy trim. The texture of the fabric brings richness to the look without much effort. The black pants are balanced by a little black at the neck (here, a scarf, but you could try a top with a high neckline). An Alexis Bittar necklace in a gunmetal finish brings a little more shine to the look. If you have a favorite piece like this coat, show it off by going minimal with the other elements of your look.

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