So we missed November’s edition of Diversity Chic. Life happened and we just couldn’t coordinate our schedules well enough to make it happen. It was also very refreshing taking the break, because it allowed us to rightly enjoy each other’s presence at our first annual Friendsgiving.
Before we go any further – if you are new to the movement of Diversity Chic, learn more about it below:
Diversity Chic is a collaboration of Dallas bloggers showcasing current fashion trends on a variety of skin tones, hair colors, body types and heights. Each month we will feature a new trend tailored to our personalities and style.
Our focus is to explore the world of fashion in its unique, diverse, and stylish manner – one trend at a time.
Now that we’ve gone over that, I really want to highlight how this year with Diversity Chic has affected my style, this blog, and the movement itself.
When we first started, I never in a million years thought it would really take off – this is coming from the girl who firmly believes that only 5 people reads her blog. I figured it would be a reason to get dressed up every month with my blogger besties and an easy way to have guaranteed content for my blog. What I didn’t foresee was the insane amount of passion that I would develop for the project, the readers who commented with their support, and the boundaries that it would make me push to be creative with each trend we tackled. Diversity Chic has challenged me to step outside of my style comfort zone and really work with the items I have in my closet. It also has introduced my blog to a new group of readers from my fabulous blogger besties. As for the movement itself, each month we shoot has become a thrill to see the difference that we each style our monthly selected trend. I love showing up, seeing the variety in all of our outfits, and the possibilities that our readers are going to find a style that they can relate to from all the different styles. I am super excited about what 2016 has in store for Diversity Chic.
For December, we thought it would be appropriate to highlight those holiday outings that we are all sure to be attending. Whether it’s a holiday party, family gathering, Friendsmas, or any other classy event, variations of these outfits are sure to make you stand out. Here we are with our 11th installment of Diversity Chic and I promise you that it won’t be the last!
Let’s discuss my look –
About the Outfit
When I first started brewing up ideas for what I was going to wear for this, I knew that I wasn’t going to wear traditional holiday colors or a dress. Dresses are fun, but I really wanted to shake things up a bit. Since I’ve had a sick obsession with black and white stripes and I’ve basically started incorporating it into my wardrobe in every way possible. I am a fan of the dimension it can add to any outfit, the timeless look it gives off, and the fact that it can be both casual and classy look. Once I decided on a top, the skirt was an easy choice. After NYFW this fall, I came across the LC Lauren Conrad Runway Collection and this fantastic velvet skirt that I knew I needed to have. This skirt is perfection. The subtle pleats and weight of the skirt are perfect for the girly girl, but the real winner is that it has pockets! You can easily slide your lipstick and phone in your pockets to dance the night away. I paired this outfit with black suede wedges and was ready for holiday photos with my favorite guy.
About the Trend
Whenever you think of holiday parties or gatherings, we instantly assume that you to have a festive red, green, or sparkly dress. What I love about this Diversity Chic trend is that all of our outfits break the norm for the holidays. It’s not always about festive reds, greens, or sparkles to make a bold statement at any holiday parties. Step outside of the box by trying new colors, textures, and patterns. Trade in your sparkles for a smooth velvet or funky faux fur! Try pairing a neutral winter color with a bold plaid like Denise! You easily can make any outfit festive these days without repeating the familiar colors that we are all so use to for the holidays. Shake things up!
Curious about the other looks….be sure to check out the other fabulous ladies of Diversity Chic!
Photography by the amazing Stephanie Drenka