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Since I started working from home, my style-game has become less about style and more about comfort. And honestly, I’m mostly okay with that – until the courier shows up at the door and I’m still in my snowflake covered PJs, my hair is in a bun, and my cats have been crawling all over me so I’m basically cat-hair-central. It’s not my best look. But I adore the holidays because they give me an opportunity to get out, dress up, and feel like a part of society – rather than the little house hobbit that I usually am.
This season is my busiest season – work, friends, and family-wise. It’s during this time of year that I often find myself rushing home from a work meeting to quickly update my look to attend a holiday party. This means I need my daytime looks to easily convert into an evening look. And that’s why my outfits pretty much always start with my UnderControl by Secret® tights.
Let’s get honest here: going bare-legged during the winter was something we did in our early 20’s – but it’s not something I do now. Maybe it’s because I’m older and (hopefully?) wiser, or maybe it’s because I’m older and my bones are more brittle and I get cold easier (more likely), but I am not one to face the cold without some layers and some tights.
The UnderControl by Secret® hosiery with LYCRA® BEAUTY technology, in particular, are my favourite during this time of year. They are super thick, cozy and opaque which makes them the perfect choice to wear under skirts and dresses. Plus, they have the ultimate shaping power to keep your bum, tummy, and thighs look sculpted and smooth – even after diving into a turkey dinner. #ILoveThat
The ultimate basics during the holiday season are: a little black dress, and some tights. With those two things, you can change and alter your style in an instant with accessories, shoes, and makeup. It sounds so simple, because it truly is and basics don’t have to be boring – they just require a bit of creativity and fun.
For daytime, I layered a cozy chunky-knit burnt orange turtleneck over my dress, added on a burgundy floppy hat and slipped on some comfortable flat ankle boots. This super cozy look is elevated even more with the sleek black tights. Plus, these tights also add warmth to this outfit which makes this look a great practical go-to during the winter season.
For my evening look, I keep my outfit super sleek, sophisticated and simple by pairing the dress with the Undercontrol by Secret® tights and a pair of black heels. I love all-black looks like this. They look great and don’t require a lot of fussing or thought.
To give my look an overall change, I simply add on a bold metallic red lip and pull my hair up into a half-up style – complete with an adorable black bow hair-pin.
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