Did you know that in 2022, the UK spent £2.1billion on festive parties?! Though the cost of living has encouraged people to downsize, those once-in-a-year parties are still right around the corner, and you want to look your best.
Whether you’re attending a festive party or a low-key family gathering, why not try looking royal this year? A regal look is not just about splurging on expensive outfits, it’s about adding the right touches to pieces you may already have in your wardrobe.
Niki English, Sr. Director of Design & Business Development at AJG Fashion Consulting, shares simple ways to look instantly royal this Christmas season.
Add Majestic Jewellery
Nothing screams royalty quite like the right jewellery or statement piece. Try adding a pearl necklace, a vintage brooch, or sparking gemstone earrings to a neutral outfit. Just make sure they complement your outfit without overpowering it. For example, transform a simple black dress with a pearl choker or emerald earrings.
Embrace the Royal Fabric
Velvet is synonymous with luxury and sophistication, it’s also in style right now and easy to find at an affordable price. Integrate a velvet piece into your ensemble and instantly uplift your look. Try a velvet blazer, look for a velvet dress, or add a velvet accessory like a clutch. Just make sure you balance your look. A velvet blazer looks excellent paired with a silk blouse and trousers.
Step Up Your Shoe Game
Shoes make or break any outfit. Opt for an elegant heel, embroidered flat, or sleek boot when seeking a royal look. The idea is to choose shoes that compliment your outfit and add class. For example, try a pair of velvet heels to enhance a simple dress, and you will instantly look more festive and regal.
Layer Like Royalty
It’s tempting to throw on a puffy coat and call it good when it’s cold outside, but adding the right outerwear will add flair to your outfit in the cold weather. Try out a tailored coat, faux fur scarf, or an elegant cape. A well-chosen coat and accessory will not only make you look royal but will also keep you warm.
Incorporate Crown-Like Headwear
Proper headwear completes a royal look. Try an elegant hat or decorative hairpin to add a crown-like effect to your holiday ensemble. Just ensure your hair matches your headwear. A decorative hairpin is excellent for embellishing loose curls or pinning loose hair back in an updo.
Incorporate Opulent Colours and Patterns
Colour choices and patterns are essential to create your royal look. Look for rich, deep colours like blues and purples or classic patterns like plaids. These colours and patterns look excellent when integrated into dresses, tops, scarves, or trousers.
Anyone can look royal this festive season with the right fashion hacks. Just follow these tips and you’ll be on your way to a royal outfit any time.