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5 Easy & Affordable Ways to Upgrade Your Look This Holiday Season

11 December 2018 | Febriana Ramadhanya

The most wonderful time of the year is just around the corner and what better way to celebrate the festivities than with a makeover? You don’t have to go out of your way or break your bank to look your absolute best this holiday season. These 5 tips are simple to do and don’t require any hefty investments on your part. Check them out below!

Play with fabrics

The easiest way to glam up your look this holiday season is to play around with your fabrics. If you typically opt for basic cotton or linen clothing, this is the time for you to consider other materials like velvet, silk, lace, or leather. Switching up the type of fabric you wear may sound simple, but you’ll instantly look 10-times better. These kinds of materials are also perfect for settings like family dinners, masses, and other festive Christmas events.

Step out of the comfort zone

Christmas is the time to step out of your comfort zone, and you can do so by trying out different patterns, designs, or colors. For instance, donning your ugly knitted sweater is totally acceptable as long as you pair it with the right items that accentuate your features and the right amount of confidence. Festive designs that you can try out this Christmas include checks, bold stripes, vectors, chevrons, and more.

Bling it up

One of the easiest things to elevate your look this season is to accessorize. You can also apply the tip above here by using accessories that you don’t typically wear. Hoop earrings, belt bags, and platform shoes are currently trending in the streetwear scene and to make it more festive, stick to the Christmas color scheme of red, green, and silver. Better yet, really amp up the festive spirits by choosing glittery accessories that are on brand with the Christmas theme.

Go seasonal

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Since the closest thing we have to winter in the Philippines is the Snow World in Star City, wearing winter clothing is something out of the ordinary. That doesn’t mean you can’t incorporate some of winter’s hottest trends, though. According to Vogue, animal prints, capes, silver, rustic belts, and pleats make a part of the A/W 2018 trends list. Find capsule pieces featuring these trends that can be worn from casual to special settings.

Hunt for bargains

If you’re really in need of new items for your holiday wardrobe, don’t be afraid to hunt for bargains. This includes dropping by the thrift store or local boutiques that are sure to have affordable options. However, the end of the year is abundant with offers and promotions, including the upcoming 12.12 sale. During this period, you can shop for your favorite items with up to 80% discounts. Zalora carries the latest and hottest pieces that will definitely stand you out from the crowd this Christmas. Search for their coupons and enjoy an upgraded wardrobe at a fraction of the cost!

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