This past week, I had the pleasure of attending my boyfriend's holiday dinner with colleagues. The dinner took place in a private party room at popular local Italian restaurant. It was the first professional dinner I've attended on my bf's side and of course I wanted to look stylish without looking over (or under) dressed. The weather has finally turned cold here, especially at night, so I opted to pile on the layers in a body-con sweater dress with tights and a deconstructed boucle jacket. To keep it interesting and avoid looking stuffy, I punched up the look with some choice accessories. Jewelry, shoes, and other accessories can often make or break an outfit. If I would have gone with black boots as my bf suggested, this look would have been a bit boring for my taste. With super sleek leopard booties and some edgy jewelry, I felt perfectly put together. And while most people showed up in jeans, I felt way confident and grown-up in this stand-out ensemble.
Luisa Lucia is a Los Angeles based wardrobe stylist and lifelong fashion fanatic.