What to Wear for Holiday Parties: APiF’s Outfit Guide

“The Most Wonderful Time of the Year” has kind of started. Even though I like Summer much better, I am really into all the excitement, lights and ornaments, cinnamon scents, the list could go on…. that come with the Holiday Season. There are usually a lot of events and parties happening, too! Besides the obligatory Christmas Party at the office, it seems like everyone is throwing and hosting parties and events to  get their friends together and have a great time. So a good opportunity to dress-up – no holiday sweaters allowed!

If you are looking for some stylish outfits that will make you stand out – you have come to the right place.

Here are my top 6 outfit tips for the Holidays:


Designer: Ife’s Closet

Love, love the Miriam dress by Ife’s Closet! The sexy, body skimming midi bustier dress with a subtle front slit is perfect for the festive season. It is inspired by the iconic Miriam Makeba picture and comes in two vibrant prints.

Get it for the holidays!

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Designer: Kaela Kay

Creating unique clothing for the modern woman – that is the objective of the brand Kaela Kay. Let’s add stylish, fashionable and fab – as that is what these dresses are. If you are not the superstar  in these dresses at your next Holiday party you are at the wrong party!

Rock these looks at your holiday festivities! There is a Holiday SALE for these looks – 20% off when you enter Code BKS20.

Shop here: http://www.kaelakay.com/

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Designer: Melange Mode

Long skirts and dresses are so IT right now. Especially for Winter as you can pair them nicely with leather boots. The designs from Melange Mode are stylish and a great way to show off some prints at a holiday party. Go with the dress with halter top for a sexy twist. Or rock the long skirt and add a crop top or turtle neck and voila – you will be the head-turner of the night.

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Designer: Raffia

Yes African fabrics can look very very elegant as the designs by Ghanaian designer Raffia showcase. I mean how cute are these dresses? She uses the Gonja or Batakari cloth from the northern region of Ghana to create her designs. I promise, if you wear one of these designs, you will win cutest and most stylish look of the night at any Holiday party you are planning to attend.

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Designer: Iconic Invanity

The Holiday season without glitter and glam? Not possible! I mean when else can you really wear some sparkly and embellished outfits basically every day? Exactly! I don’t think New Year’s Eve parties are possible without wearing a sparkly piece by the fabulous Nigerian brand Iconic Invanity. Step into one of their garments and no other accessories will be needed!

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Designer: Duro Olowu

What color is needed for holiday festivities? Gold of course! The gold dress by London-based Nigerian designer Duro Olowu is just the right outfit for any upscale holiday event. Another stand out outfit is his grand dame flower print dress – add a fake fur infinity scarf and voila – you are ready for the party.

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