Style & Fashion December 5th, 2013

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Dressed for the season

Style expert Afiya Francisco can regularly be found sharing her fashion expertise on Global News’ The Morning Show, CBC’s Steven and Chris and on Entertainment Tonight Canada.

With Christmas fast approaching, Francisco revealed her list of holiday must-haves to get through this busy time of year looking sharp and in season. Whether it’s an office party or a family celebration, the blogger behind The Style House and editor-at-large of Real Style magazine has got you covered.

1) A statement clutch. “Something shiny, bright and/or sparkly can add just the right amount of festivity to an otherwise simple outfit,” Francisco says.

2) A great coat. “Outerwear is often forgotten but it’s the first impression and should be chosen with more consideration than an afterthought,” Francisco says. “If it’s a second coat, chosen as an occasion piece, I suggest a versatile but surprising hue like red or cobalt.”

3) A tux jacket. “This piece is a cool and sexy alternative to the little black dress. Thrown over a dress or worn with trousers, a tux is an easy solution to holiday dressing.”

4) Sequins. “A blouse, a dress or pants, a chic sequined piece is an instant dose of holiday cheer.”