Perfectly accessorized for holiday festivities – tips from celeb stylist Alissia Marciano

Upping your style factor this cocktail party season can be as simple as adding the perfect finishing touches. Shoes, accessories, your signature sent and a bit of sparkle can take your outfit from playroom to va-va-voom!

I’ve always liked to show leg, and the cocktail dress lends well to that. Bearing in mind that it does get quite cold at night, it doesn’t mean that you have to drop hemlines. Sheer black or opaque tights are your go to when it comes to winter cocktail dressing. Wolford has many great options to choose from. Here are a few of my favorites.

Wolfords cashmere silk tights
Wolfords cashmere silk tights
Cara Tights with a sparkle
Cara Tights with a sparkle
a little cheeky with these stay up tights
A little cheeky with these stay up tights

Go luxe with Wolfords cashmere silk tights or glitz it up with Cara Tights, with a sparkle around the ankle and calf – or go a little ‘cheeky’ with these stay up tights

This isn’t the season to play it safe when it comes to heels. The higher the better when we want to ooze sex appeal. I can already hear the sighs. I have close stylish momma friends who simply refuse to wear heels due to the pain factor. The cocktail party, in my opinion, is the ONE exception. Trust me ladies, sometimes a little a pain goes a long way, especially here. To all the stylish mothers out there I challenge you to slip on a pair of high heels for at least one soiree (pack up the back-up flats ‘just in case’ if you must)

Check out these style that would make even SJP drool.

Christian Louboutin Glitter pump
Christian Louboutin Glitter pump
Aquazzura Pon Pon sandal
Aquazzura Pon Pon sandal
Saint Laurent Metallic ‘fetish’ ankle boot
Saint Laurent Metallic ‘fetish’ ankle boot
Christian Louboutin Black follies lace pump
Christian Louboutin Black follies lace pump

‘Tis the season to glam it up. Three words Sparkle, Sparkle, Sparkle. I gravitate towards large sparkly button earrings and long rhinestone shoulder dusters. If the dress is simple a large neckpiece is the go to accessory or an over the top jeweled cuff.
Alexis Bittar has some eye catching jewels for this holiday season. I also like to go vintage when it comes to my glitzy jewels and Carole Tanenbaum is one of my favorites!

Carole Tanenbaum tall bracelet

Carole Tanenbaum neck cuff
Cascading Fringe Hinge Collar Necklace
Carole Tanenbaum long shoulder dusters
Jagged Marquis Cluster Post Tassel Earring
Molten Spike Split Lobe Clip
Carole Tanenbaum amethyst chandeliers
Alan Anderson Purple Earrings
Carole Tanenbaum drop deco
Diamante & Blue Earrings
Carole Tanenbaum red and green
KJL Snake Earrings

The last touch is a splash of your favorite perfume. For evenings out i like to dab on the classic Coco Chanel or Comme des Garcon Carnation. I think it’s important for a woman to have her own scent.

What’s yours?

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AlissiaAlissia Marciano is an international fashion and wardrobe stylist, as well as, an on-air celebrity fashion host. Currently based in Los Angeles, she has worked and forged her talent around the world in such cities as Paris, New York, Vancouver, and Toronto. From guest appearances on Rachael Ray, to the countdown to the Oscars on the red carpet with E!, and co-hosting Look A Like and Sexy Girl,  Alissia is a prominent figure in the fashion industry and her success has earned her the reputation of a highly sought after international fashion and celebrity stylist. Beyond fashion and music, Alissia’s portfolio includes an extensive list of advertising clients including Diesel, ESPN, Nike, Acura, Orbit, and CAT. Her eclectic mix of femininity and rock n’ roll has graced the pages of such publications as L’Uomo Vogue, Neo 2 (Spain), Entertainment Weekly, New York Moves, Wonderland (Japan), The National (UAE) and Filler to name a few. In addition to her work in the industry, Alissia has two beautiful boys with whom she shares many wonderful adventures and creates lasting memories with, surfing and skateboarding being two of their favorite activities.


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