The season has arrived for styling yourself up in holiday gear whether you're attending charitable events or family gatherings or have planned a date night.  Let us help you check "what to wear" off the list since we've scoured the latest holiday fashion trends and where to find them in Sarasota.

Glam and Glitz

When your invitation states, "black-tie attire" glam and glitz are always game. Long or mid-length dresses embroidered with beading, sequins, and sparkles are the ladies' go-to this holiday season. Gold and silver tones never seem to be outdated.

Visit Foxy Lady Sarasota on John Ringling Boulevard to find the right dress. Get ready to put on a fitting room fashion show as this well-organized shop carries a huge selection of special occasion dresses. Foxy Lady also carries bridal wear in case you have a holiday wedding invite. 

Red over Red

Red over red is the color of the entire season. To give your look some contrast, combine red pieces with gray or black accents such as a clutch, belt, and shoes. Add a little spice for the office party or date nights by finding great festive styles at Chico's located in The Mall at University Town Center. The brand specializes in fashions for women ages 30 and up.

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As a bonus, you can be styled by Chico's knowledgeable associates who will ensure that you go home with the best outfit. Chico's store can also be found at John Ringling Boulevard. Another way you can sport red is by wearing a fabulous, all-red ensemble when combining slightly different tones of red to give some dimension to the entire look.  


There's no excuse to miss out on the holiday vibes when velvet is so in! Fabric as smooth as butter in a variety of colors such as forest green and wine is certainly both trendy and classic this holiday season.

When gathering with family, cozy up in velvety jackets, sweater tops, or leggings by pairing them with a graphic tee plus booties from Apricot Lane Boutique St. Armands Circle. This fun, shabby chic boutique is a favored destination among locals for both outfits and fashion-forward gifts.

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Once you've found the perfect holiday look, take a lunch break at one of St. Armands Circle's most popular restaurants.   

Shop these stores in the Sarasota area and Incorporate one or all of these holiday fashion trends into your wardrobe this season!

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Tamy Lugo is a fashion consultant based in Tampa plus surrounding areas. Check out VStylist by Tamy Lugo if you need a little extra fashion advice this season.

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