It happens every year. I get so busy preparing appetizers, seeking out the perfect hostess gifts and rushing from one holiday party to the next. Then all of a sudden, it’s December 30 and I realize I don’t have anything to wear for New Year’s Eve that hasn’t already made an appearance (or two) this holiday season.
Thankfully, there are a number of Southern boutiques and designers who are making it easy for all of us to find the perfect party attire, be it a fancy soiree or a casual oyster roast.
Dinner party or cocktail function
But a little-known secret is their women’s collection in the back of the store. This gold and silver ensemble with a fur overlay is perfect for the dinner party that spills out and onto the back porch.
Oyster roasts or winter carnivals
Our reward for hot, sticky summers is our mild winter temps, perfect for outdoor celebrations. Layer a wool cape with a festive sweater and enjoy the night in style. Here are a few of the picks I’m eying.
Keep cozy and cute in a cable knit sweater dress and oversized blanket scarf from My Kim Collection in Columbia’s Devine Street District. Pair them with some killer booties and be the fashion envy of all of your friends.
For a more casual take, throw on a fabulous wool wrap from Monkee’s of Columbia with jeans or leggings and some tall riding boots for a look that’s effortlessly cool and comfortable.
Some of my top picks for ringing in 2016 around Columbia, SC: