Take Your Holiday Outfits To The Next Level With These Single-Step Changes | Clozette

As much as it can be fun, holidays can also be a bit of a drag when it comes to deciding on the outfits we're going to wear. With Christmas parties here and there – and not to mention holiday shopping, decorating, and travel planning looming over our heads – getting a wardrobe revamp in the midst of it all can be a stressful thing. But does it have to be?

The answer is a big, fat no – that's right! There is a way to change up your look and be as stylish as ever in less than a jiffy. We give you our tricks down below.

Tuck in your top

You'll be surprised how this simple trick can change up your look. From redefining your silhouette, to adding more dimension and shape to your outfit, it can transform your look from chill and relaxed, to sleek and chic in less than five seconds. 

Push up your sleeves

Having your sleeves spilling over your wrists can make you look smaller and unflattering, especially when wearing pulllovers. So besides adding structure to your outfit by rolling up your sleeves, you're also putting up an illusion that you're taller and slimmer with more of your skin showing. This is also a nice style trick when you're having a half-body shot taken for those festive photos. 


Be playful with scarves

Living in the tropics does not often give us a lot of opportunities to incorporate scarves in our outfits. That's why with the cool breeze coming up with the festive season, it is time to be creative with this versatile accessory. Turn an outfit from a seven to a 10 by using a scarf loosely hung over your neck, or using it as a wrap-around dress, a shawl, a belt... the possibilities are endless. All the time you need is no more than a minute.

Wear a bold accessory

Probably the most typical tip out of the others, but hey – it has to be included in this list. There's just something about taking an outfit to a whole new level by adding one statement accessory to set the entire look together. Our pro tip? Go for cool-toned silvers as they are easier to pair up to all shades and outfit ensembles than gold accessories. 


Whether or not you have plans for the holidays ahead, make the most out of the festive season with these tips!



There’s nothing quite like the glistening gift of jewellery during Christmas. After all, a little bling can do no wrong in the month of the glitz and glamour, especially when it’s meticulously hand-finished to lend a delicate, elegant touch to the wearer’s flair.

Guess what they said is true after all: the best things in life really do come in small (and shiny) packages. Whether your giftee is a minimalist at heart or a bona fide Disney princess, we scoured through PANDORA’s extensive range of bejewelled trinkets to help you light up her Christmas with some extra sparkle. Ahead, our specially curated picks of the best jewellery gifts will let these four different personalities shine through.


The Minimalist

(Clockwise) Elegant Beauty ring, SGD149; Entwined earrings, SGD149; Galaxy spacer, SGD59; Entwined bangle, SGD249

For her, clean and sleek does it. Rather than flamboyant extravagance, the minimalist exudes a kind of low-key elegance that reflects not only in her demeanour, but also in how she dresses. She appreciates interesting proportions and impeccable tailoring, so skip the excess and opt for a clean cut with well-crafted jewelleries from PANDORA’s Celestial Tales and Luminescent Pearls collections.

The Dazzler

(Clockwise) Vintage Night Sky dangle, SGD99; Starry Night Sky charm, SGD89; Patterns of Frost ring, SGD89; Patterns of Frost earrings, SGD149

Calm and composed, the Dazzler attracts those around her with her calm and trustworthy personality. Much like the colour blue, her laid-back personality soothes your nerves and keeps you zen — almost with an hypnotising effect that draws you in like the blue winter night sky. Thank her for her comforting temperament with a dazzling blue and white crystal curation of PANDORA’s Patterns of Frost collection, inspired by the alluring natural beauty of winter.


The Santarina

(Clockwise) Sweet Gingerbread Man charm, SGD69; PANDORA Floating Locket (Medium) with Christmas Wonder Petites, SGD248; Merry Christmas Bauble dangle, SGD89

The Santarina is a lady who is always generous, cheerful and bright. She radiates the jovial spirit of the holiday season all year round, and never fails to liven up the mood of her companions. There will never be another who enjoys the season of giving as much as she does, so when better than to gift her back than on Christmas day? Reciprocate her joy of giving with PANDORA’s enchanting Christmas collection. Our favourite? The Christmas Wonders Petites housed in the floating locket necklace and pendant.

The Disney Princess

(Clockwise) Aurora Dress dangle, SGD99; Tinker Bell star charm, SGD129; Mickey & Minnie charm, SGD149; Minnie Bow ring, SGD129

The epitome of a bona fide Disney princess, she is charming, charitable, and a true beauty inside and out. Her beauty goes beyond her looks — she’s got the grace of royalty, and her intellect and well-mannered personality is why you enjoy her presence. Take your pick from PANDORA’s Disney Collection and indulge her with an Aurora Dress Dangle Charm, Minnie Sparkling Bow Ring, Tickle Bell Star Charm, or Mickey & Minnie Love Charm — you decide.


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We love how the festive season has the ability to turn us all into social butterflies. But with the countless dinner parties and fancy cocktail soirées comes one big question: is our wardrobe all stocked up and ready for the holiday party circuit?

The last thing we’d want to do is to stare at our ill-equipped wardrobe in despair, so the key is to lay down all the groundwork before you start fretting over what to wear. Keep reading as we share tips -- and picks -- on how you can prepare the right essentials to turn yourself into party-ready perfection this festive month. Plus, find out how you can win a USD200 Net-A-Porter gift card below!

Gather your LBDs

Equipment Oscar Cashmere Turtleneck Mini Dress, USD492 (net-a-porter.com)

This is the time of the year when the little black dress truly shines, so pick out all your LBDs and keep them all within easy reach. This Equipment Oscar Cashmere Turtleneck Mini Dress is a versatile piece that you can effortlessly match with a pair of heels or sneakers. 


Find your sole sister

Jimmy Choo Holly Leather-Trimmed Velvet Platform Sandals, USD699  (net-a-porter.com)

Can’t miss out on the perfect pair of heels for the season, can we? It’s time to look out for a pair of heeled candy to help you stand out among the festive crowd. This pair of Jimmy Choo ‘Holly’ Sandals perfectly encapsulates this season’s glitz and glamour with its plush burgundy velvet and sky-high block heels.

Stand by with a pair of flats

Aquazzura Sunshine Pompom-Embellished Suede Ballet Flats, USD711 (net-a-porter.com)

Contrary to popular belief, a pair of flats can make you look dressy. So ditch the heels, give those tired, overworked feet a break, and simply opt for an equally chic pair of flats. Made from soft suede, these Aquazzura Sunshine Pompom-Embellished Suede Ballet Flats scream comfy chic and pompom dancing feet.


Go hands-free

Saint Laurent Monogrammed Glittered Canvas Shoulder Bag, USD1,472  (net-a-porter.com)

Forget about fussing over your bag while you’re mingling around in the crowd or hitting the dance floor. Go hand-free (and fuss-free) with a bag that you can easily sling over your shoulder or wear cross-body style. The Saint Laurent Monogrammed Glittered Canvas Shoulder Bag is not only functional enough to fit all your essentials; it’s also stylish enough to go with your holiday ensembles.

Style up with statement jewellery

Melissa Joy Manning 14-Karat Gold Ring, USD393 (net-a-porter.com)

Don’t forget to give your holiday looks a spruce up with statement jewellery. This pair of Melissa Joy Manning 14-Karat Gold Ring is handcrafted in the shape of an ‘X’ and ‘O’, a nice and subtle conversation starter piece when you reach out for a handshake to say hello.


Don’t forget to pamper yourself

Slip Embroidered Silk King Pillowcase, USD98  (net-a-porter.com)

It’s the end of another great year, and you deserve to give yourself a pampering treat! Slip into a good night’s sleep with the most luxurious Slip Embroidered Silk Pillowcase. It not only feels incredibly smooth and soft, its 100% silk fabric also helps to prevent split ends and keep frizz under control.


Want to win a USD200 Net-A-Porter gift card? We have four to give away! Click here to join the Clozette Jolly Holiday Giveaway to stand a chance to win.