The Christmas outfits and fashion picks you need to nail maximalist chic or the athleisure trend, or take you from day to night
Whether you belong to the #fitfam, a gang of #girlbosses or out-and-proud #maximalists, try out these perfect party looks with your BFFs
You know you’ll be taking a ton of wefies with your besties this year end, so you may as well coordinate outfits for maximum impact. Get all your friends hashtagging #squadgoals on your Christmas party pictures with these festive OOTD ideas that are tailor-made for the type of style you and your BFFs subscribe to. If loud and bling is your thing, you’ll love putting together the perfect maximalist look. Or if you prefer easy and elegant, gun for the sweet sophistication of the #girlboss. And if you’re in activewear 24/7, try glamming it up with your #fitfam – without ditching the athleisure look!

 

 

If you and your BFFs live by the philosophy of “anything worth doing is worth overdoing” – including your fashion choices – you are probably maximalists at heart! Here’s the good news: Maximalism is back, and a trend to reckon with – think Alessandro Michele’s awe-inspiring creations for Gucci, or the bright prints and colours at Prada of late. A medley of styles and inspirations, this look celebrates the beauty of excess – perfect for party season!
 
Not a natural? Not to worry: Rock this look with loads of layers, a cocktail of colour, clashing prints and contrasting textures, pile on the accessories (the bigger, the better!), and bring lots of confidence.

 

 

On Riahn (on the chair): Front-tie dress, $299.90, pleated plaid skirt (worn over dress), $299.90, tropical-print dress (worn over plaid skirt), $299.90, and pleated skirt, $299.90, Berries. Camo jacket, $118, DDM. Rubi earrings, $14.95, and Dot The Spot Sock, $6.95 a pair, Cotton On. Bracelet, $12, Kimoj. Trainers, $199, Puma.

On Ria: Tulle dress and studded skirt, both $89, Lucia. Polka-dot shirt (worn over tulle dress), $29.90, and fleece coat, $59.90, Uniqlo. Pullover, $89.90, Only Love. Flower hoop earrings, $29, ALDO. Trainers, $99, Skechers.

 

TRY ON THE ACCESSORIES
Max out in these showstopping pieces for powerful impact. Sequins, stones, satin bows – you name it,
you stack it.

 

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Embellished hat, $139.90,
Nana Reve De La

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Rings, $18.30, Charles & Keith

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Box bag, $69.90, Charles & Keith

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Tassel earrings, $16.90, KIMOJ

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Sunglass, $148, Owndays

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Bee brooch, $15.00, Only Love

GET THE LOOK
Ingredients: Pieces with colour blocking, clashing prints, bold colours and texture rule the lookbook here. How to: Layer with abandon.
Abstract print belted jumpsuit, $79, bYSI
Beach bazaar bag, $75, Ripcurl
Beaded statement necklace, $29,
Le Pommier
Calvin Klein watch, $559,
Calvin Klein watches + jewelry
Deco Western earrings, $179.00,
Calvin Klein watches+jewelry
Dolce Gabbana sunglasses, $415, Spectacle Hut
Embroidered long tee, $299.90,
Berries
Genuine leather rattan bag, $60.00, Turtle
Heritage mashup cap, $29.90,
Billabong
Leopard print blouse, $35.00,
The Editor’s Market
Mia hobo bag, $160.00,
GUESS Accessories
Panties combo, 5 for $34.90, 6IXTY8IGHT
Patched-on graphic tshirt, $33.90, Ottoman
Plaid frill skirt, $29.90, Cheris
Sequin dress, $499.90, Nana Reve De La
Tartan pants, $29.90, Playdress
Tokidoki strawberry milk handbag, $94.90, Action City
Tropical print dress, $59.90, Moonriver
Tsum Tsum chip flats, $98,
Elisa Litz
Zigzag wrap top, $99, LVER
 

Who runs the world? Well, these days, it seems we’re seeing a lot of successful #girlbosses! These busy achievers aren’t just blazing a trail in terms of their careers and making the world a better place with new ideas – a lot of them are also raising the style stakes with smart sartorial choices that challenge the old power-dressing rules. Stepping out in stylish suits and sumptuous prints, they are power dressers who go from day to night always ready to mix and mingle. To get this effortlessly poised look that spells “belle” and “business” simultaneously, opt for tailored silhouettes that look fitted yet feminine, and a sophisticated palette.

 

 

On Ria (sitting in armchair): Shirt with frilly collar, $59, and grid-print mermaid skirt, $79, H:Connect. Tweed top (part of a two-piece outfit), $89, Lucia. Tweed jacket, $499.90, Nana Reve De La. Rubi 3D Spiral Earring, $12.95 a pair, and Rib Sparkle Sock, $6.95 a pair, Cotton On. Oxfords, $89.90, Bershka.

On Riahn (sitting on the floor): Graphic T-shirt, $39.90, plaid jacket, $89.90, and matching pants, $55.90, Bershka. Flannel shirt (worn over tee), $14.95, TEMT. Rubi Speckles Statement Earring, $12.95 a pair, and Sporty Stripe Crew Sock, $6.95 a pair, Cotton On. Shoes, $59.90, Charles & Keith.

 

TRY ON THE ACCESSORIES
Show them you mean business by going playful, not stuffy, with statement accessories in unexpected shapes, hues and textures.

 

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Sunglass, $29, Kimoj

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Metal necklace, $45.90, Helen

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Multi bracelets, $79, GUESS Accessories

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Multi-color head band, $17.90, Pull&Bear

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Clutch, $29, H:Connect

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Solvil Titus watch, $435.00,
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GET THE LOOK
You don’t necessarily work nine-to-five days, and neither does your wardrobe. Don’t be afraid to break conventional power-dressing rules like keeping suits in safe colours.
Asymmetrical frill skirt, $67, L’zzie
Chained metal necklace, $39,
Sans & Sans
Cigarette pants, $29, iORA
Double-breasted longline vest, $99,
Sans & Sans
Drape tux jacket, $189, LVER
Front-wrap shirt, $35, ZENZI
Jacket, $59.90, Vanilla Gold
Loewe frame glasses, $435,
Spectacle Hut
Low-heels, $89, Elisa Litz
Pinkbayang watch, $103.00, Swatch
Reflexions bracelet, $279, Floating chains, $179, Dazzling Elegance clip charm in gold, $129, and Floating Heart clip charm, $59, Pandora
Relaxed blaxer, $39, Love & Bravery
Sleeveless mermaid dress, $40.90,
The Stage Walk
Slim stripe pants, $95.23, GG<5
Stripe fit and flare dress, $69.90, Moonriver
Suede heels, $189, Aldo
Taylor pendant necklace in white gold with diamonds, $898,
Lee Hwa Jewellery
 

This squad’s members practically live in their activewear. If “can’t stop, won’t stop” is your mantra, you and your gym buddies are always trying to squeeze in that extra gym-sesh, love a good sweat over a shopping spree, and maybe prize attaining mind-body balance more than making any best-dressed list… you’re probably that squad. Style-wise, nothing beats being able to groove in comfortable threads and supportive shoes. But that doesn’t mean your party look has to be low-key. Flaunt the bod you worked hard for in cropped tops and body-con separates, and throw in mesh panels, layers and light-catching shine for an of-the-moment street vibe.

 

 

On Riahn (far left): Oversized jersey, $339.90, Nana Reve De La. Patent leather skirt, $45.90, and belt bag, $35.90, Bershka. Yohji Yamamoto eyewear, $760, Optique Paris-Miki. Knee-high boots, $199, ALDO.

On Jonas: Colour-block hoodie, $49.90, Pull&Bear. 247 Luxe Anorak (worn over hoodie), $189, New Balance. Jacket (worn over anorak), $67.90, Yishion. Shorts with checked side panels, $49, alcoholiday. Lio Occhiali Skeleton eyewear, $520, Optique Paris-Miki. Thunder Spectra trainers, $209, PUMA. Running tights, stylist’s own.

On Ria: Graphic T-shirt, $49, H:Connect. Tracksuit (worn under jacket), $99, DDM. Chase spacer and mesh jacket, $139, PUMA. Satin joggers (worn over tracksuit), $79, Lucia. Visor, $29, KIMOJ. Checked belt, $29, Vans. Ankle boots, $69.90, Bershka.

 

TRY ON THE ACCESSORIES
The secret to elevating athleisure: Keep your accessories functional, but with an unexpected twist. Visors aren’t only for sunny days, while gloves aren’t only good for gripping kettlebells, and these stylish sneakers will take you from the gym to the dance floor in a heartbeat.

 

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Yellow tint visor, $29.00, KIMOJ

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Grip gloves, $19.00, PUMA

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Sling bag, $69.00, Pazzion

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Oakley Jawbreaker, $389.00, Optique Paris-Miki

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Muse Maia SM, $209, PUMA

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Choker, $9.90, Vitorena

GET THE LOOK
Sporty doesn’t mean sloppy – mix and match these cool picks for a party-worthy athleisure-inspired look.
Airzoom Structure women’s trainers, $199.00, Nike
Antislip watch, $90.00, Swatch
Brooklyn hoodie, $29.90, Purpur
Camo parka, $109.90, Bossini
Crop shirt, $109, Le Pommier
Cropped hoodie, $52.90, Yishion
Drawstring joggers, $49.90, Praise
Ellesse watch, $310, C2 City Chain
Li Ning Reburn, $325, Hoops Factory
Men’s Unstoppable Full-zip jacket, $149, Under Armour
Mighty fine wetshirt, $49.90, Billabong
Relaxed pants, $129, Le Pommier
Sandal, $29.90, Everlast
Side string performance shorts, $49, Vivre Activewear • Bind and twist active sports bra, $54, Vivre Active Wear
Side trim jogger pants, $169.90,
Nana Reve De La
Skorts, $27.90, Another One
Sports bra, $59, La Senza
Square Scoop one-piece swimsuit, $139, Calvin Klein Underwear
Striped slim shorts, $43, Giordano
Tennis skirt, $69, H:Connect
Tubular backpack, $89.90, Everlast
Women’s drawstring shorts, $10,
Hi-Style
Women’s high neck crop top,$79,
New Balance
Women’s hooded jacket, $25.90, Hi-Style
Women’s printed hi-lo tank, $33, H:Connect
Women’s Unstoppable vest, $119,
Under Armour