Don’t know what to wear on your next holiday virtual party? Here are chic tips from a celeb stylist

Published December 10, 2020, 10:31 AM

by John Legaspi

For this Yuletide season, it’s all about making a statement online

While Christmas is still happening this year no matter what, it is predicted that the way we celebrate it will be totally different. Traditions are now taking a digital leap, from misa de gallos to watching holiday flicks. A season that used to be a time for eating out becomes a time for the special takeouts and deliveries. 

Just like those holiday activities, parties and social gatherings are now also centered at home and online. Say goodbye to peacocking around the city while jumping from one event to another, and say hello to the get-togethers made possible by virtual meeting apps.

But that doesn’t mean that we also need to scale back on the fashion department. After months in quarantine (and in pajamas), what we need is a good reason to dress up. And what could be a greater excuse than the holidays?

Stylist to the stars Edlene Cabral (Photo from Instagram/Edlene Cabral)

During Manila Bulletin Lifestyle‘s fashion and beauty webinar Socially Distant Socials: Glam Up Your Virtual Holiday Parties, celebrity stylist and Garage fashion director Edlene Cabral dishes out the latest trends to help you bring your best looks online.

Check out her holiday dressing forecasts as no tacky Yuletide sweaters will be allowed, just fabulous ensembles fit for the digital festive season.

Choose bold hues

Celebrations call for colors. For this season, pieces in deep jewel tones are the ones to wear. Think of burnt tangerine, fall burgundy, and other hues like blue and emerald. You can play them around with color blocking or look regal with a monochromatic ensemble.

Off-White, Jason Wu, and Area

Let yourself shine

Even though we are missing the party lights this time, you can still shine in your online parties by donning metallics. Lush gold and silver fabrics exude instant glamour while bias dresses and loungewear in silk present a chill luxe vibe.

Versace, Celine, and Balenciaga

And sparkle, too

If there is a time to bring out the sparkles sans the judgement, it’s the holidays. You can go full on maximalist by wearing an all-sequined look or do it subtly by layering a crisp white button down shirt with a sequined spaghetti strap top or match an embellished skirt with a cozy cashmere sweater.

Bottega Veneta, Rachel Comey, and Marc Jacobs

Fringe is a benefit

Not just for drama, fringe is also a way to add movement and texture to a look. But the key here to rocking the trend is by playing it minimally, which means you need not to wear it head to toe. Jackets and sweaters with dainty fringes and blouses with fringed sleeves are the ones to try.

Prada, Fendi, and Dior

Channel royalty

Imbibe the flair of the Victorian era with romantic, feminine pieces. Think of bishop and puffed sleeves, ruffled tops, and flounced skirts. This season’s royal fashion demands you to play with billowing silhouettes.

Rodarte, Brock, and Gucci

Make a statement

Statement dressing can be a vague requirement, but this can be done by donning bold accessories. Wide belts can help you balance your look’s proportion. Chain necklace with logos make a look edgy and contemporary. While huge, look-at-me earrings just frame the face beautifully, especially in those half body Zoom windows.

Philipp Plein, Chanel, Alexander McQueen

Get to know how you can elevate your holiday style game with ‘Socially Distant Socials: Glam Up Your Virtual Holiday Parties‘ webinar.

Socially Distant Socials: Glam Up Your Virtual Holiday Parties

Join the webinar mounted by the Manila Bulletin and Ever Bilena to learn how to host a fun online holiday party! #CelebratewithEverBilena #EverBilenaHoliday #MBGlamHolidays

Posted by Manila Bulletin Lifestyle on Friday, November 27, 2020