Mid-November brings about undeniable change: elections, seasons, and the glimmer of the New Year up ahead brace us for the waves of transformation. As you enter the holiday season, you’ll want to ensure the comfort it takes to move through whatever comes next with the utmost grace. Simple yet versatile wardrobe staples take your outfits from out for errands to out at the holiday party in the swift switch of shoes and accessories.
This week, we’re highlighting daywear that works double duty as sophisticated cocktail attire, along with cozy pieces that formalize loungewear with imagination and style. Wherever you’re headed this season, do it with casual fashion and edgy elegance in pieces that inspire and embrace all the changes to come.
We took our bestselling styles and combined them into one perfect pant: the High Waist Penny Legging. XCVI’s signature poplin brings us a wide-banded high waist for maximum comfy belly hugging, ruched panels along the legs, and hip-to-hem jersey inserts for an ultra-flattering fit. Available in olive Sphinx Pigment, classic Black, and slate Ore Pigment, Penny comes in the perfect neutral shades to pair well with just about anything while still adding some pigment to your outfit. The jersey adds a two-tone component to whatever colorway you choose Penny in and gives us a beautifully-Autumnal, equestrian-inspired trouser that can be worn at home or out for holiday celebrations worn with a blazer or button-down blouse and some booties or heels.
The Alexa Legging similarly transforms from day to night with ease. Another curve-hugging ruched slim-leg trouser with a pull-on waist, Alexa ecompasses all the best-selling qualities we love in a day-to-day pant. Jersey inserts along the entire side leg ensure maximum stretch to this flexible poplin trouser, while fifteen different color options maximize the versatility. Alexa makes for another great option for changing from daywear to night. In fact, you could sit at home in these leggings all day long and with just a change of a blouse or shoe have an outfit ready for your evening celebrations! Great for the lazy gal in all of us, even better for the fashionista! Alexa easily becomes nightwear fit for cocktail attire when paired with a heeled loafer or boot, a silky top, and layered jewelry.
For chilly days when swapping ensembles just isn’t an option, the Dottie Drawcord Sweatshirt comes in hot! An elegant, slightly more structured take on your classic pullover, Dottie features a drawstring adjustable cinched waist hem, a wide neck, and billowing at the cuffs for a regal touch. The result is a top that swings from day to night with some styling and imagination. Go full-on comfortable and throw on some pumps, hoops, and pendant necklaces for a cocktail look that’s casual, a touch of streetwear-inspired, and oh so cute!
The look will be a welcome change from the little black dress we’re so used to this time of year! That being said, our kind of LBD goes by the name of the Norcott Jacket Dress, and she’s a showstopper! Drawstring bubble cinching at the hem, a two-way central brass zipper, generous front pockets, and a hood ensure a sexy vigilante look for all your endeavors. Cute on the go with chunky boots or sneakers, Norcott doubles as evening wear with slicked back hair, stockings, and black heels. Add dainty gold jewelry to play up the dress’ hardware. Norcott also looks great layered over pants like the Penny or Alexa Legging and some sling-backs or mules. Whichever way you wear her, Norcott gives an unexpected perspective on the little black dress with plenty of layering potential and that exciting edgy elegance!
Changing times and wavering seasons call for experimentation and imagination in all forms, including the way we dress! Trying unexpected looks for new and different occasions has the ability to uplift and empower you through renewed self-confidence and creativity. Transforming a sweatshirt into evening attire or donning a hooded mini dress in the place of a familiar cocktail dress takes you into the New Year with grace and excitement. March into 2023 with bold steps and a fresh perspective. Embrace the season of change at all your holiday celebrations in your own kind of edgy, inspired elegance.