You snagged tickets to the event of the season. Now it’s time for the hard part: figuring out what to wear. Thankfully, Rue La La stylist Caroline M. has every outing outfitted, from a night at The Nutcracker to the annual holiday gala. All you have to do? Read on and take your seat.

Holiday Style Glam Night

“Going to a dressy event like a holiday show doesn’t mean you have to look serious. Keep things festive and fun by pairing a sparkly clutch and heels with a feather skirt. Add a swipe of lipstick and you’re off.” – Caroline M., Stylist

See our other Holiday Style How-To ensembles: The Family-Friendly Look and The Office Party Look.

By Brianna Lapolla, Staff Writer

What is your go-to glam outfit? Tweet us at @ruelala.

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December 12, 2014

Has the annual company party snuck up on you? Don’t panic. Wherever you and your colleagues are celebrating, Rue La La stylist Caroline M. whipped up an easy look that’s a whole lot of fun yet still completely professional. Recreate it and prepare to impress the boss.

Office Holiday Party

Black may not be the expected color choice for a holiday outfit, but it’s always my go-to. Add red accessories and metallic accents to up the festive factor. The finishing touch? A faux-fur vest that brings the glamour while keeping you cozy in the cold December weather. ” – Caroline M., Stylist

See our other Holiday Style How-To ensembles: The Family-Friendly Look and The Glam Look.

By Brianna Lapolla, Staff Writer

What is your go-to holiday office party outfit? Tweet us at @ruelala.

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December 10, 2014

This time of year, finding an ensemble that’s on-trend and that Grandma approves of isn’t always easy. So whether you’re headed to dinner with the in-laws or to your parents’ gift swap, Rue La La stylist Caroline M. breaks down the ideal getup for any family fete. Permission to copy every last element? Granted.

Family-Friendly Holiday Style

“The holidays are a time to glam it up – bangles and a shiny sequined skirt do just that. But for a family affair, pare down the glitz with a chambray shirt and beanie to add a touch of comfort that doesn’t translate as sloppy.” – Caroline M., Stylist

See our other Holiday Style How-To ensembles: The Office-Party Look and The Glam Look.

By Brianna Lapolla, Staff Writer

What is your go-to family party outfit? Tweet us at @ruelala.

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December 8, 2014

First, there was Friendsgiving. And now? The annual Yankee Swap. Mixed in with all those office parties and family get-togethers, this fete should be the most fun to dress for. Rue Assistant Stylist Emma L. shows us how it’s done.

Looks for the Holiday Circuit

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December 11, 2013

Here at Rue, the holiday party is somewhat of an epic event. Amidst dancing and cocktailing, it’s a chance for us fashion-obsessed Bostonians to take style risks at the party level – knowing no matter the outcome, our efforts will earn us instant respect from our peers. Cue 16 must-see suggestions for the holiday outfit from Vogue.
Vogue's Top Picks for Party Season

Metallics. Hair jewels. Jumpsuits. They even suggest gluing mini sequins to eyelids to amp up the glam factor.

Bottom line? For one night only, nothing is too over-the-top.

Read about all 16 style suggestions at vogue.co.uk.

By Julia Ivins, Staff Writer

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December 7, 2013

It’s that time of year again (if you can believe it). Now comes the question of what to wear to all those holiday parties. Don’t panic. From black-tie galas to girls’ nights out, just take a cue from the outfits below. Then get to celebrating.

3 Festive Holiday Looks

Black Tie
‘Tis the season for galas. Because you’ll be standing, sitting, and dancing all night, opt for a pleated floor-length gown or a fit-and-flare skirt. You’ll appreciate the easy movement of these silhouettes after dinner and cocktails.

Girls’ Night
This time of year, every outing should feel festive. Relaxed enough for brie and wine at your best friend’s house but dressed-up enough for dinner or drinks, red says, “Let the celebration begin.”

Cocktail Hour
An LBD is always classic, but lace, brocade, and fur help you stand out and add just enough whimsy to make the look holiday-ready. Now, assume your spot underneath that mistletoe.

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By Brianna Lapolla, Staff Writer

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November 19, 2013