The silly season is here! Make sure you look fabulous no matter what the occasion with these style tips for a fantastic festive look…

End the year on a gorgeous note with these stunning tips for a chic festive look. They’re simple but effective. Check them out now.

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Dress for comfort

Everyone likes to look fab and fashionable, but South African summers are hardly tame, so dressing for comfort is a must. Avoid heavy fabrics that will make you feel hot and bothered. You should also remember that clothes that fit comfortably will allow you a little room should you, ahem, overindulge…

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Choose prints and colours carefully

Summer whites are definitely chic, but they can show up every spill. So if you’re worried about long days and even longer nights, opt for darker colours or colourful prints that will help mask spills and stains. In addition, you’ll also have an eye-catching look that will make a statement.

Add some shine

‘Tis the season to be jolly and there’s nothing quite so jolly as some sparkle. You can definitely add a touch of glitz to your look by adding a metallic accessory or piece of bling to your look. Statement pieces may seem like the obvious choice, but also consider accessories that have a shiny touch to them such as an embellished detail or chain mail strap.

Select smart shoes

You can’t go wrong with heels. They lengthen your legs, make you look slimmer, highlight your curves and make you feel sexy. But when it comes to the festive season, you may be spending some time on your feet so your best bet is to choose heels that are a little shorter and a lot more comfortable. Alternatively, think about wedges, stacked heels or kitten heels.

Bold make-up is a must

Special occasions call for special make-up! Play up one of your features with a bold lip or elaborate eye-make-up. Then add a touch of highlighter to the tops of your cheekbones. And if you’re feeling extra Christmassy, why not go for some festive nails?