Here's How To Wear Your Reds For The Holidays | Clozette

As soon as the festive season started kicking off, waves of green and red welcomed us with a bang. With everyone sporting the holidays' signature colour, wearing empowering shades of red can be a bit challenging. With the colour popping up in almost every place and wardrobe, it's easy to run out of ideas as to how you can play with it.

If you're worried about having all the holiday reds wash out the way you're wearing the shade this time of the year, we've got just the ways on how you can stand out with your crimsons this festive season.

Wear it on your lips

What better way to celebrate the festive season than by going with a bold lip? If you want to stand out from the myriad of greens and reds this season, save your crimson-shaded fashion pieces for when the season is over and wear this colour on your pout instead. 

Walk like a queen with it

Make a statement this season by playing with the idea of colour-blocking and mixing your bright tops and dresses with a splash of red on your toes. 

Use it as an accent, not a centerpiece

If you feel like you're missing out on all the "red outfit" fun, no worries! One way to prevent your reds from being washed out is by wearing it as an accent rather than going for a full-on red fashion piece. This way, you can still give off that festive vibe, and give more structure and dimension to your outfit without blending in with the Christmas baubles and wall decors everywhere.

Go for layers

With the weather cool and breezy, putting on layers is a practical option. To make your reds stand out this season, matching it up with fashion pieces that have edgy cuts. Mixing and matching with the idea of playful, sleek and chic will give divine results (trust us!). 


Play with textures and prints

Red is a powerful colour. Combined with the loud and bright festive feel of the season, there are more than enough reasons to kick things up a notch and be more experimental with this bold shade. Give yourself the liberty to reach for plaids, wools, corduroys, and other patterns and prints and be surprised at how this will light up and level up your holiday look. 


Want to take your holiday outfits to the next level? Revamp your outfits in a snap with these tips.


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With 2016 coming to a close, the year-end parties are in full festive swing. But with numerous social gatherings also come late nights, cocktail drinking bashes, and the pressure of completing your workload before the year officially ends. All these festivities can lead to distressed skin and a dull, tired-looking complexion -- not exactly the kind of holiday look we’re going for this season.

That doesn’t have to be the case, though. Whether it is to refresh and rejuvenate, or conceal and enhance, the beauty department’s got whatever we need to look fresh for any occasion. So if you’re gearing up for a month of hectic holiday parties and gatherings, keep reading below for the five beauty must-haves that will ensure you’re ready to party as soon as you step out of the office.


Lip & Cheek Pencil

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Have your lipstick and blush already faded? If you’re looking to make them pop, a lip & cheek stick will easily do that for you without the extra bulk. Because let’s be real here: keeping a lipstick, lip liner, blush compact, and blush brush in your purse for more than eight hours every day is just not practical at all.


Dry Shampoo

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No time to head home for a quick shower before heading to that party? Dry shampoo to the rescue! With a few spritzes, it instantly freshens up and gives your hairstyle a little boost by combating greasy hair and adding volume. Plus, dry shampoos often come in travel sizes so you won’t have to worry about lugging around a tall and heavy bottle.

Facial Essence

All that partying, end-year travels and late nights can really take a toll on your skin, so it’s always best to take care of it first before whipping out your makeup SOS kit. Our favourite to use this season (and frankly speaking, every other season) is the SK-II Facial Treatment Essence, which is now available in a limited edition Suminagashi art-inspired design.

It’s the perfect holiday companion for whenever we want to take our makeup look to the next level. All we need to do is apply the FTE before our base to help smooth and even out our skin’s texture. And voilà, one simple step is what we need to show off a primed and prepped crystal-clear complexion.


Waterproof Mascara

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Who wants to worry about mascara running down their faces while they’re enjoying themselves? To make sure that your lashes stay in tip-top shape until dawn, add a layer of waterproof mascara over your current favourite to seal them in. It’ll ensure that your va-va-voom lashes stay fluttery-flawless even if you cry from laughing too hard.

Wave Spray

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Master the chic “undone hair” look this season with the use of a wave spray. Also known as a sea salt spray or texturising spray, this miracle hair product creates natural-looking beachy waves without leaving your locks crunchy or dry. With this little bottle in your kit, you can easily change up your hairstyle into a party-ready ‘do.




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Whether you’re an avid nail art lover or you’re someone who’s contented with sporting bare nails all year round, the holidays are a time to get your head to toe look on point – and with that includes your nails too.

Since you’ll be going all out for Christmas and New Year’s Eve this year with your outfit and makeup, why not do the same for your nails as well? For manicure that will sleigh all the way till 2017, keep reading below for the five nail art ideas you should sport this season.


Abstract Christmas Nail Art by Simply Nailogical

Mesmerise with your fingers during the festivities with this amped up abstract nail art. The bold colours and psychedelic gradients scream “festive” with their shimmers and glitters, and will surely catch the eye of everyone at the party.

Sharpie Holiday Lights Nail Art by twi_star

If you want a slightly more understated look, this holiday lights-inspired manicure is for you. With its classy base colour paired with pops of neon, this will match any makeup and fun outfit you put together for all your must-attend get-togethers and soirées.


Matte Christmas Nails by Janelle Estep

Take your love for all things matte to the next level with this matte Christmas nail art. It’s refreshing, bright, and its velvety finish is right on trend!

DIY Holiday Nail Art Decals by Kelli Marissa

Need a semi-quick and easy manicure to do? Then take inspiration from this DIY holiday nail art. Using scotch tape as a homemade nail decal, you can instantly create festive shapes and stick them on your base colour for a party-ready manicure.


Winter Wonderland Nails by Nails by Jema

If you’re like us and craving for a white Christmas in our tropical climate, this beginner-friendly winter wonderland manicure will be your new holiday nail go-to. You only need a few products to create the look, and it’s so beautiful that we guarantee everyone will want to know how you did it.