by Melissa Kravitz
|What happens when you’ve outgrown this outfit? –credit|
Whether you grew up on the Upper East Side or you’re traveling back to the Midwest as an ambassador from the Big Apple, your holiday outfit probably means a lot to you. And if it doesn’t, it does to your mother. Or mother-in-law. Looking good can be stressful, especially when you live in New York City –– a town at the height of fashion.
There’s no excuse for eating your great-aunt’s turkey or your grandma’s latkes in ripped jeans, and don’t even try pulling off last year’s look. Here are a few suggestions for holiday outfits that will get a compliment from your boyfriend’s snobby cousin without offending your conservative uncle. Just don’t spill the cranberry sauce on your new duds!
Kate Spade New York‘s new Saturday collection features clothing by one of fashion’s favorite designers at prices much more affordable than her self-named line (which is also fantastic this season, if you’re feeling a splurge). For a holiday dinner, try on the sheer-sleeve skater dress, available in black or plum, and a steal at $160 for a Kate Spade design! Their pop-up shops in the Meatpacking District and SoHo are fun places to browse for your holiday outfit and gifts, and if you’re planning on traveling, you may want to design a custom weekender bag.
|Saturday’s Skater Dress in Plum –credit|
This may be an American holiday, but French boutique Juju S’amuse recently opened on the Upper East Side and has an exquisite sense of New York style. Knit sweaters from this small store are all well-made, warm, and stylish. Choose from basic single-color sweaters or something a bit more festive with sequins knitted into the fabric. The sweater is the perfect staple piece to dress up a nice pair of jeans or wear over a summer dress that you’re converting for the cold-weather holidays.
|Blue and White sweater at Juju S’Amuse|
|The Farmhouse Dress by Emily G –credit|
|The Cigarello Pants from In God We Trust –credit|
|An outfit arranged the The Nomad Truck–credit|
|The coolest reindeer you’ll ever have –credit|