With the holiday season upon us and the new year creeping ever closer, it’s time to bring out your winter clothes. From cold weather to holiday parties, this season can be difficult to dress for in a way that differentiates yourself from the crowd. Miranda Ebersold, owner of The Yellow Button in downtown Harrisonburg, styled our models in outfits that’ll be sure to pop at any holiday function.
Kayla Rasmussen, a senior marketing major, wears a blue sequin Free People dress ($88) that’s perfect for the holidays.
Looking for something out of the box? Leah Williams, a sophomore interdisciplinary liberal studies major, poses in a New Friends Colony brown cut-out top ($68) and a pair of Free People ripped black jeans ($78), for an added dose of toughness.
The sparkly Free People top ($78), modeled by senior theatre major Madeleine Bloxam, brings a “wow” factor that’s just dressy enough, while still passing as perfectly casual.
Why play it safe with traditional holiday colors when you can go with an unexpected shade of navy. This sequin dress ($58) modeled by junior political science major Olivia Woodson, is still a classic color, but with an unexpected twist.
If you’re searching for a classic look that’s a great bang for your buck this black lace dress ($50), modeled by freshman media arts and design major Eleftheria Giannopoulos looks expensive while still being affordable.
If you’re looking to splurge a little on your winter wardrobe look no further than this beautiful Johnny Was dress ($284). The dress, modeled by Rasmussen, is hand-embroidered and works well for a holiday party or an everyday outfit.
Get outside and enjoy the cooling temperatures in this cute combo modeled by Bloxam. The hand-knit hat is made locally by Thistle Dew ($52). And for people who aren’t into turtlenecks, this French Connection sweater’s mock neck ($148) is the perfect solution. You’ll feel like you’re rocking the turtleneck trend while still remaining completely comfortable.
Lighter layers work well for this ensemble, modeled by Williams. The blue jeans ($198), black tank ($39), cardigan ($45) and hat ($68) pull together for a laid back, casual outfit. The necklace is the perfect finishing touch. Made by Fashion Able, a brand that works to employ women in Ethiopia, ensuring your money is creating jobs instead of just being donated.
Layers automatically elevate any outfit and this Gentle Fawn dress ($104) is perfectly topped with a cozy white scarf ($35) and a classic tote ($448). The tote is perfect edition for any student looking to hold a laptop, papers and books.
Woodson rocks a Gentle Fawn dress ($125) in a wine-red color, perfect for fall. The Liebeskind bag ($248), from Berlin, is a perfect accessory that works well as a cross-body strap or an over-the-shoulder bag [pictured in opening image].
Photos by Maddy Williams