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Garbarini’s Fashion and Gift Guide for the Holiday Season

It’s the most fabulous time of the year! Whether you’re shopping for gifts to give others or looking for the perfect holiday party outfit, Garbarini has everything you can dream of and more. 

If you’re unsure where to start, our complete guide to the holiday season will point you in the right direction. It features plenty of options for what to wear to upscale, work, and New Year’s Eve parties, as well as what to give the fashion-obsessed people in your life. Take a look!


What to Wear to an Upscale Holiday Party


Halston Emelia Dress

Halston Emilia Dress

Red is one of the most prominent colors of the holiday season. And when you wear Halston’s Emilia dress to your upscale holiday party, you’ll be one of the most prominent people in the room. This bold and vibrant dress is crafted with luxurious stretch crepe. It has a strapless neckline and an artistically tailored A-line silhouette, which keeps it classy and elegant. Pair it with your favorite pair of white heels or strappy red shoes for a monochromatic look.


DVF Adara Dress

DVF Adara Dress

Finding a chic and sophisticated long-sleeve dress can be a challenge. Thanks to Diane Von Furstenberg, you don’t have to worry about being underdressed — or under-covered — at your fancy holiday party. The DVF Adara dress is a 70s-inspired maxi dress that looks great on everybody. And its red floral pattern ties right into the holiday spirit. Finish the look with a red lip and loose waves for the ultimate vintage vibe. 


Halston Ema Jumpsuit

Halston Ema Jumpsuit

Nothing beats a good jumpsuit! If you typically lean toward gowns or cocktail dresses for your upscale parties and are looking to change it up, Halston’s Ema jumpsuit is perfect. This bold yet versatile outfit features a halter neck with rhinestone accents, giving it a little sparkle. It also has a belt that helps define the waist. Throw a faux fur jacket or oversized trench coat on top to complete the look. 


Halston Whitney Gown

Halston Whitney Gown

Are you going to a glitzy and glamorous holiday party? You’ll need a dress that’s as stunning as the décor. Enter Halston’s Whitney gown. This floor-length beauty features an alluring V-neck and sequin details on a flattering column silhouette. Don’t be shy when you’re wearing it. The dress has a thigh slit, making it even more captivating.


Norma Kamali Strapless Fishtail Gown

Norma Kamali Fishtail Gown

Black-tie holiday parties call for something sleek and sophisticated. Norma Kamali’s strapless fishtail gown is just that. This red dress has a body-hugging shape and is made from luxurious, stretchy fabric. You can accessorize your look with a sparkling necklace or dangling earrings or let the pattern do all the talking. Finish the look with your most comfortable pair of heels so you can dance the night away.


What to Wear to a Holiday Work Party


DVF Vegas Jumpsuit

DVF Vegas Jumpsuit

Celebrating the holidays with your coworkers gives you a chance to elevate your everyday look and show them how decked your closet is! At this year’s holiday party, wow your team in the DVF Vegas jumpsuit. This romantic velvet one-piece is a great way to dress up and stay comfortable. Style it with metallic accessories to make the look really pop. As for shoes, you could pair this with velvet oxfords, a suede ankle boot, or a strappy heel. 


Halston Julissa Dress

Halston Julissa Cocktail Dress

Is cocktail attire your holiday work party’s dress code? If so, you’ll want to get your hands on Halston’s Julissa dress. This one-shoulder mini dress screams modern simplicity and elegance. Not to mention, the material is smooth, satiny, and luxurious. Trust us when we say you want to wear this dress more than once.


Hutch Alden Dress

Hutch Alden Dress

Look and feel your best at your office holiday party wearing the Hutch Alden dress. This strappy wrap dress has subtle floral detailing that gives the look more texture and dimension. Plus, its flowy silhouette is perfect for spinning around on the dance floor. Stay warm with a faux fur shawl, cropped wool coat, or long suede jacket. Then, grab a coordinating handbag, and you’re ready to go!  


Zadig & Voltaire Venus Blazer

Zadig & Voltaire Venus Blazer

Whether your work holiday party is in the office or a lavish venue, you can’t go wrong with a blazer. You can wear this versatile item with coordinating trousers, dark jeans, or over a dress. If you’re looking for a modern spin on the classic dinner jacket, we love Zadig & Voltaire’s Venus blazer. It has a wide satin collar, flap pockets, long sleeves with mitered cuffs, and a back slit. You’ll be able to turn to this blazer time and again.


Zadig & Voltaire Prune Trouser

Zadig & Voltaire Prune Trouser

Looking for a trouser to pair with a tailored blazer or silky camisole for your office holiday party? Try Zadig & Voltaire’s Prune Trouser. These black suit pants are chic and streamlined with slits at the leg openings. The best part? Your shoe options are virtually endless. Wear them with everything from combat boots to suede-heeled ankle booties and strappy stilettos. 


What to Wear on New Year’s Eve


Elisabetta Franchi Glossy Patent Leather Bustier

Patent Leather Bustier

On New Year’s Eve, you want to upgrade your everyday style. So if you embraced all things leather this year, then Elisabetta Franchi’s glossy patent leather bustier is the perfect holiday top. This tube-style bustier features a center knot pattern and diamond-cut cups, giving it a flirty appearance. You can layer it over a mesh shirt or wear it solo. Pair it with leather pants and a metallic belly chain for that New Year’s Eve sparkle!


Susana Monaco Shimmer Square Wire Cross-Back Dress

Crossback Wire Dress

You don’t want any old black dress when celebrating New Year’s Eve. That’s why you must get your hands on the Susana Monaco shimmer square wire cross-back dress. With a drop scoop style neck, strappy cross-style back, and ruching down the sides, this dress is sexy and flattering. And the fabric couldn’t be more perfect for the holiday — shimmery velvet! It’s the ideal dress to ring in 2023. 


Halston Kimberly Pant with Zadig & Voltaire Christy Camisole

Halston Kimberly Pant

Zadig & Voltaire Christy Camisole

Nothing says New Year’s Eve like sequins. But if you don’t want to go sequin from head to toe, we suggest Halston’s Kimberly pants. These Bordeaux-colored pants fit right in with the season and can be paired with Zadig & Voltaire’s Christy camisole. This loose-fitting top adds chic elegance to your overall look when tucked into the straight-leg trouser. And you’ll get more out of this look as you can wear each piece separately! 


Generation Love Rowenna Tuxedo Jumpsuit

Generation Love Tux Jumpsuit

Searching for a more polished New Year’s Eve outfit? Look no further than the Generation Love Rowenna Tuxedo jumpsuit. This sophisticated jumpsuit has a blazer halter top and kick flare bottoms. And it’s made from a stretch crepe, so you’ll be comfortable when the clock strikes midnight and beyond. Pair it with black pumps, and you’re all set to party! 


What Shoes to Wear for Holiday Parties


Sam Edelman Anthony Mule Pump

Sam Edelman Black Pump Mule

Want your shoes to do the talking at this year’s holiday party? Sam Edelman’s Anthony mule pumps are sure to just do that. These feathered, pointed-toe mules are fun, flirty, and fabulous! You can wear them with simple dresses or cropped trousers. Whether you’re donning them at an upscale holiday party or on New Year’s Eve, brace yourself for all the “where did you get those?!” questions. 


Dolce Vita Peyta Bootie

Dolce Vita Booties

Trousers and a heeled ankle bootie are a combo you can’t go wrong with. So if you’re looking for a closed-toe shoe that’ll give you some height during the holiday party circuit, Dolce Vita’s Peyta bootie is perfect. This bootie is streamlined and sophisticated, so it fits in at various events. Though its structure is pretty traditional, the Croc-wrapped heel gives it a modern edge. You won’t regret adding these to your closet. 


Alias Mae Bosley Heeled Boot

Alias Mae Bosley Heeled Boot

Feel like a Vixen (and we’re not talking about Santa’s reindeer) when you wear the Alias Mae Bosley heeled boot. With a stiletto heel and a sexy silhouette, you can’t help but feel confident in this shoe. What’s more, you can wear this versatile boot with everything from dresses and skirts to flares and pants. You can use this shoe to dress up a casual office holiday party outfit or use it wow on New Year’s Eve. The choice is yours!


Zadig & Voltaire Joe Chain Zip Moto Boot

Zadig & Voltaire Moto Boots

Plan on spending the night on your feet? You may want a shoe that can go the distance. We suggest Zadig & Voltaire’s Joe chain zip moto boots. This combat boot features a large flat brass chain, which is perfect for a holiday party. Wear them with sequined shorts or a mini dress and oversized blazer combo to really make a statement.


What Gifts to Give the Fashionistas in Your Life


Jerome Dreyfuss Julien Pocketbook

Jerome Dreyfuss Pocketbook Wallet Organizer

Wallets are a thoughtful and practical gift. If you know someone whose current wallet is worn and falling apart, give them a Jerome Dreyfuss Julien pocketbook this holiday season. This zip-around wallet features card slots, a cash pocket, and a zippered section for change, making it capable of holding all the daily necessities. They’ll be able to throw it in their bag or carry it around when they’re on the go. Trust us when we say this wallet is a present that won’t be regifted.


Coreterno Scented Candle Gold Label

Coreterno Gold Label Candle

One of the most common holiday hostess gifts is a candle. Instead of giving someone a plain, boring candle, give them one with personality! The Coreterno scented candle gold label is dedicated to the revolutionary and immortal energy of love and features many of the archetypes of love. You’re able to choose from a variety of different scents, so you can find one perfect for everyone on your list. And once the candle burns out, the jar is worth saving!


Linda Richards Scarf with Fox Trim

Linda Richards Scarf with Fox Trim

Do you want to up your gift-giving game this year? We suggest the Linda Richards scarf with fox trim. This shawl instantly elevates any outfit, making it perfect for those who attend many cocktail parties or black-tie events. Not only will it keep your loved one during the cold winter months, but it’ll ensure they don’t have to compromise their high-end style. Let this luxurious accessory be the most coveted gift in the room!


Coreterno Luxurious Scarf

Coreterno Luxurious Scarf

Everyone can wear a scarf! Whether to stay warm during the cold months or add character to a casual outfit, scarves make a fantastic gift. If the person you’re shopping for is known for their eccentric style, we suggest a luxurious Coreterno scarf. These gorgeous scarves are available in various prints and feel lush, romantic, and punk. It’s like a piece of art in scarf form!


Garbarini Gift Cards

Garbarini Giftcard

What do you get for the person who has everything? How about the person who is the hardest shop for? Easy! A gift card to Garbarini. Let your loved one treat themselves to something from one of our designer collections. They’ll be able to find a dress, jacket, sneakers, accessories, or whatever their fashion-loving heart desires when they have access to the entire store!


Are you ready to take on the holidays?! If you need help choosing a holiday party outfit or shopping for the special people in your life, you can count on our expert stylists. Call us at Garbarini today to set up an appointment with one of our stylists at 303-333-8686 or email: elisa@garbarinishop.com.