Posted: Dec 06 2013
by: April Clark

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Fashion Friday: HOLIDAY DOs and DONT's TV Segment

WNCN: News, Weather for Raleigh. Durham, Fayetteville
photo credit: Tyree Thomas of IVISTOPHOTO
This was a fun segment! Company holiday parties are always tricky! You want to have fun and be comfortable and at the same time be professional.  Yesterday, I stopped by WNCN's My Carolina Today to share tips on what to wear and what not to wear. In the segment I shared 4 looks for various company parties.  Here are the details!
photo credit: Tyree Thomas  of IVISTOPHOTO
Alvin is dressed in Black Tie Creative
BLACK TIE CREATIVE: BE MODERN IN YOUR TUX OR SUIT SELECTION- KEEP IT BLACK OR NAVY. TRENDY.
THE LOOK: Black two-buttoned three piece wool suit with a paisley tie , shirt and sock from Ticknor's at Crabtree Valley Mall in Raleigh, NC.
DO: Keep the foundation of the formal wear classic black or either navy blue.  You can opt for a no trendy tuxedo in that color with details like leather, suede, top stitching etc.  The shirt, tie, handkerchief and socks can be as creative as you would like!
DON'T: Wear a colored suit or tuxedo.
photo credit: Tyree Thomas  of IVISTOPHOTO
Brittany's invitation asked her to dress FESTIVE.
FESTIVE ATTIRE: ATTIRE THAT IS NOT SO CASUAL- OPEN FOR INTERPRETATION. CONSIDER WHERE THE EVENT IS BEING HELD. THINK-- TOO DRESSY FOR WORK!
THE LOOK from BELK at CRABTREE VALLEY MALL: Jessica Simpson faux fur caplet $98.00; TAYLOR shantung, mesh and sequin holiday party dress with bow belt and pockets for $138.00; Bandolino Bflexible shoes and designer patterned tights. ACCESSORIES from: Imago Dei Boutique. Red Crystals Clusters Clutch and ruby red earrings.
DO: Choose something a little more opulent that you would wear to work like velvet, suede, sequins or a white tuxedo jacket.
DON'T: Go overboard! this is a fun dress code that an dangerous territory. Don't add too many festive trends in one look for example too much bling, sequins and beading is a faux pas.
photo credit: Tyree Thomas  of IVISTOPHOTO
Robert was asked to come dressed in SMART business casual.
SMART BUSINESS CASUAL: Informal but neat
THE LOOK from Belk at Crabtree Valley Mall: Talia spruce colored gingham print dress shirt $89.50; Talia brick colored sport jacket with chocolate brown suede detail $250.00; Hat Schaffner Marx wool and cashmere chocolate brown vest $195.00; Black Brown midrise  tapered leg dark denim  paisley jean $128.00; Talia green paisley tie $69.50; Tommy Hilfiger hunter green pocket square $32.50; Stacy Adams cognac wingtip shoes.
DO: Wear a a fitted blazer with detail like leather, pinstripes a pair of tailored dark denim jeans and a pair of leather lace up shoes.
DON'T: wear jeans with excessive details like whiskers, sandblasting, rivets, contrasting top stitching.
photo credit: Tyree Thomas  of IVISTOPHOTO
Yessinia is wearing semi-formal attire
SEMI FORMAL: COCKTAIL DRESS
THE LOOK from FLAUNT BOUTIQUE APEX, NC Chevron print backless cocktail dress $89.00. ACCESSORIES: IMAGO DEI BOUTIQUE Raleigh silver knuckle duster clutch and crystal drop earrings
DO: Wear a cocktail dress, knee length-- leave the work pumps at home!
DON'T- Go ultra short and plunging neckline, this is still an office function. Instead opt for one, and go modest with the other elements. 
photo credit: Tyree Thomas  of IVISTOPHOTO
I am wearing a laser cut leather 3 in 1 dress by MUSE for $188.00 and Betsy Johnson 'RSVP' peep-toe ankle booties$128.95 all from from BELK at Crabtree Valley Mall. 
Here's the 3 in 1 dress isn't it genius?! One dress zips off to 2 other looks-- LOVE IT!
     
 
SPECIAL THANKS TO  Headliner's Barber Shop and Salon for cutting the male models hair. Female models hair styled by Gerri Vereen to book 919-371-8218, Make-up by Erica King 919-522-4517 and Nails done by Crystal Clark of NAIL YEAH! 5300 Six Forks Road, Raleigh,NC 27615 919-438-3274.
TO BOOK APRIL CLARK FOR WARDROBE STYLING email booking@aprilreneeclark.com or info@iconiclifestyleinc.com
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