Enter the millennium in style
By Linda Arroz
The season of formal parties and casual get-togethers with friends, co-workers and family is just around the corner. To make sure you're not caught without a thing to wear, and to be seasonally in style, check out these wardrobe essentials for the last holiday season of the millennium.
1. The Turtleneck Sweater
Clean classics are making a rebound. The turtleneck in all its forms, from mock to cowl, looks great with every skirt and pant.
2. The Great Pair of Boots
These boots were made for walking.... Well, some aren't exactly up to the task, and that's the fun of it!
3. Wrap It Up
A cape, poncho, or a big shawl is the finishing layer over anything - suits, jeans and ball gowns. Go for cashmere, anything with fringe, and - of course - satin or burnout velvet to match your millennium mood.
4. The Ball Gown
This holiday season not only celebrates our traditional round of festivities, but on December 31, we cross the marker into the next century! What will you be wearing when the clock strikes midnight? Onyx Nite has opulent, luxurious and affordable gowns fit for the princess you are.
5. An Interesting Colored Bag
A red purse is an easy and fun way to add a shot of color, especially if you're dressed in a monochromatic scheme.
6. Bangle Bracelets
It's all on the wrist this season - the more the merrier. The most exciting are colored crystal beads on stretch elastic. Wear at least ten at a time for impact.
7. A Jacket With Shape
You've got a shape, so why shouldn't your jacket? A jacket fitted a bit closer to the body - most have seaming details for a better fit - in a short or long style updates your look instantly.
8. Turquoise Jewelry
Big chunks of turquoise jewelry - chokers, bracelets, belt buckles - punch up your casual wear. The cowgirl in you wouldn't dare leave home without some.
9. The Pony Express
Pony is the print to be spotted in. Try a bag or tote, or even a pair of shoes. If you're really wild, wear a coat. If you're like the rest of us, a mere throw pillow will do the (pony) trick!
10. Shrug It Off
Shrugs - basically a pair of sleeves - and mock shrugs - tops that emulate the wider neckline of a camisole or strapless tube that would be worn with a real shrug - look great with short pants, sexy skirts, jeans, or even under your coveralls.