Here’s How To Build A Holiday Party Capsule Wardrobe | Clozette


Creating a holiday party capsule wardrobe isn't something that crosses everyone's minds. Investing in seasonal pieces that you'll only get to use once? Totally not worth it, you'd think. But that's until you're scrambling to the mall right before closing hours looking for the perfect outfit for yet another Christmas party you have to attend. So save yourself the trouble by creating a party-ready wardrobe for this holiday season and the next to come. In curating capsule wardrobes, the key is investing in basics that you can easily incorporate with other pieces. But how would you do that with the seasonal styles that are only trending for a limited time? Ahead, we show you all the party-ready essentials you need for a glamorous night — whether it be this Yuletide season or all-year-long.



Softly sophisticated


Pomelo Drops of Jupiter Holiday Collection '19 Velvet Pants

Pomelo Drops of Jupiter Holiday Collection '19 Velvet Pants, SGD44


Of course, if we're talking about holiday staples, having velvet in your wardrobe is a must. The sophisticated material inexplicably reminds us of the cosy joys of the season. Red is always great, but to not seem much like Santa Claus, opt for richer and darker hues of the bold colour.


Stick to black


Kate Spade Luren Fringe Dress is another must-have in your holiday party capsule wardrobe

Kate Spade Luren Fringe Dress, price unavailable


Black is everyone's best friend. It can be worn no matter the season or occasion — yes, even during the holidays. So make sure to include an ebony-coloured piece in your holiday party capsule wardrobe. But take it up a notch by choosing a black piece with an interesting detail. Keep it festive by investing in a piece with a unique texture like a fringed little black dress or a tulle-trimmed number.



Holiday glow 


Mango sequin skirt

Mango sequin skirt, SGD89.90 (shop.mango.com/sg)


Parties always call for shimmer to add a bit more glitz and glam to the night. If you want to stand out from the crowd, you can always rely on the shimmer of glitter. But instead of choosing one-pieces like dresses or jumpsuits, choose to invest in smaller ones like a sequined top or bottoms instead. That way, you can easily tone down the brightness by pairing it with neutrals.



Perfectly suited


Pernille x STAND Leather suit coords

Left: Pernille x STAND Cassidy double-breasted leather blazer, SGD657 (net-a-porter.com); Right: Pernille x STAND Destiny pleated textured-leather shorts, SGD465 (net-a-porter.com)


If you tend to attend occasions that call for a statement look, having a suit in your holiday party capsule wardrobe is handy. Dress it down from formality by opting for more casual bottoms like a matching pair of shorts or a mini-skirt. If you want to take it into the next level, instead of just playing with colours, why not choose coordinates that are of a unique texture like leather or vinyl.



Strut in style


Charles & Keith Shearling Trim Patent Ankle Boots

Charles & Keith Shearling Trim Patent Ankle Boots, SGD79.90 (charleskeith.com/sg)


We're in the tropics, but who's to say we can't enjoy slipping into a sleek pair of boots when we want to? Boots add a touch of boldness to your look, perfect when you're stepping out to enjoy a wild night out. Go for leather square-heeled pairs with a coloured trimming to give your edgy look a touch of lively brightness.



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Our Community sure knows how to deliver hashtag #couplegoals by constantly posing with their baes in their most stylish outfits. Whether they're coordinating or contrasting, the moment captured candidly or not, we just can't get enough! So why not gush with us as we round up some of the most romantic — and fashionable — couple photos in the Clozette feed?


Beyond the horizon


Man and woman looking at the horizon at the beach
(Photo from: clopez)


Cute in casuals


man and woman both wearing black shirts and jeans
man and woman both wearing black shirts and jeans
man and woman both wearing black shirts and jeans
man and woman both wearing black shirts and jeans
(Photo from: JessicaTan2511)

To infinity


Man and woman in swimwear at infinity pool
(Photo from: Chervon)


Reigning in glamour


Couple in formalwear doing a photoshoot by the ocean
(Photo from: Clarabel)



Paradiso


Man and woman sharing  a kiss on a hammock
Man and woman sharing  a kiss on a hammock
Man and woman sharing  a kiss on a hammock
Man and woman sharing  a kiss on a hammock
Man and woman sharing  a kiss on a hammock
Man and woman sharing  a kiss on a hammock
Man and woman sharing  a kiss on a hammock
Man and woman sharing  a kiss on a hammock
Man and woman sharing  a kiss on a hammock
Man and woman sharing  a kiss on a hammock
Man and woman sharing  a kiss on a hammock
(Photo from: tebisha)


(Cover photo from: clopez)


Speaking of another great pairing, prints on pretty ladies are simply perfect!



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We’re now ready to enjoy the upcoming delights of the holiday season. This November, we’re all about enjoying the festive cheer by planning out picturesque getaways with our loved ones. And as we count down the coming of the joyful celebrations, we’re looking at these fashion and beauty must-haves to brighten up our much-awaited year-end holiday trips. 



Jorj

Deputy Editor


Atelier Versace Cédrat de Diamante is one of the most important holiday trip must-haves

Atelier Versace Cédrat de Diamante, price unavailable


"By now, we all know that scents evoke feelings and memories. For me, citrus scents conjure up thoughts of happy days of vacationing and enjoying activities under the sun. That’s why I’m looking to add the newly released Atelier Versace fragrance Cédrat de Diamante. Inspired by the Mediterranean, it contains Italian lemon zest, pink grapefruit and natural woods — the perfect holiday scent, if you ask me."


Amanda

Features Writer and Campaigns Executive


Pandora Celestial Collection Dangling Angel Wing Stud Earrings

Pandora Celestial Collection Dangling Angel Wing Stud Earrings, SGD159


"Travelling always makes me happy, especially during the holidays. One destination that's still far ahead from my reach but has been my ultimate goal is the Aurora Borealis. While I'm still waiting for that moment, I'll let Pandora's Celestial collection take me there figuratively. Inspired by the contrast of the Aurora Borealis against the sparkling night sky, the collection is definitely a looker especially for those who have the Northern Lights on their travel bucketlist. Personally, my eyes are on the Dangling Angel Wing Stud Earrings, which deliver a certain whimsicality without losing its classy appeal. It's a unique yet subtle piece of accessory that can fit any type of look or mood, without losing fun or glamour."



Em

Features Writer


Pomelo Drops of Jupiter Holiday Collection ’19 Navy Velvet Front-knot Bodysuit

Pomelo Drops of Jupiter Holiday Collection ’19 Navy Velvet Front-knot Bodysuit, SGD24 (pomelofashion.com)


“I get cold easily, so when I travel, bringing along an outerwear or at least a long-sleeved top is a must for me. Because of that, when I go on my holiday trip this year, I’m hoping to bring along this Navy Velvet Bodysuit from Pomelo’s Drops of Jupiter Holiday Collection ’19. I’m eyeing this mainly because its long sleeves will help protect me from the chilly weather. Aside from that, its sophisticated velvet material is perfect for adding a touch of festive glamour, but it’s still casual enough for city sightseeing when worn with a pair of jeans. I think it’s just the perfect piece for a chic jet-setter, don’t you think?”



Alyana

Features Writer


BOTANIST Botanical Hair Mask in Raspberry & Apricot

BOTANIST Botanical Hair Mask in Raspberry & Apricot, price unavailable (botanistofficial.com)


“When travelling, I prefer giving my hair a bit more TLC than usual. I try and squeeze in a hair mask before or sometime during my trip so my hair will feel soft and smooth, taking out the need to use hot styling tools too often. I'm interested in trying the BOTANIST Botanical Hair Mask in Raspberry & Apricot because they're a trusted haircare brand from Japan. It has avocado oil, squalane, ceramide and 11 amino acids — stuff that work to improve your hair's moisture and elasticity. It's paraben-, silicon-, and sulphate-free, so I know I'd be using clean products on my hair.”



Sabrina

Community Executive


Milani Gilded Ember Eye & Face Palette

Milani Gilded Ember Eye & Face Palette, SGD43.40


“Eyeshadow palettes are my basics when travelling. In order to look picture-ready, one should never miss out on adding colour and depth to their eyes. For my upcoming holiday, I'm hoping to get my hands on the long-awaited Milani Gilded Ember Eye & Face Palette. This highly pigmented eye and face palette comprises nine colours that will complement my rather fair complexion — fiery red tones, soft mattes and saturated metallic colours. This limited-edition palette is also available in four other colours: Rouge and Noir, Jade, Violet and Ember. But the best part of Milani products? They're vegan and cruelty-free.”



Edlyn

Content and Community Executive


LOEWE x Knot On My Planet Elephant mini bag

LOEWE x Knot On My Planet Elephant mini bag, price unavailable (leowe.com)



“I always love a brand or collection that supports a good cause. In this case, I have my eyes on the LOEWE x Knot On My Planet Elephant mini bag. In collaboration with the Elephant Crisis Fund, the collection aims to provide a better future for elephants. These mini bags hand-beaded by the skilled women of Samburu Workshop in Northern Kenya are perfect for my travels.”



Laura

Creative Manager


Teva Original Universal sandals

Teva Original Universal sandals, USD50/~SGD67.94 (teva.com)


“For my holiday trip, I’m looking forward to bringing the Teva Original Universal sandals. It’s comfortable for all the walking I'll be doing. It's also good for a bit of hiking and going into the water. Plus, it has both form and function. It's quick-drying and trail-ready with a hint of the utilitarian trend. It’s perfect with everything, too; I can wear it with my midi skirts, jeans, and even with my rompers.”




Audrey

Creative Manager


Huxley Cleansing Oil; Deep Clean, Deep Moist

Huxley Cleansing Oil; Deep Clean, Deep Moist, SGD65 (huxley.sg)


“Cleansing is always the first step to my skincare routine and I always make sure I cleanse thoroughly — whether or not I'm travelling. Not only is Huxley Cleansing Oil powered with ingredients that effectively remove stubborn dirt and impurities but it also helps moisturise my skin because it doesn’t strip off my skin’s natural oils. I would never be able to travel without this trusty cleansing oil.”


(Cover photo from: @botanist_global)



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