Denver, a city known for its adventurous atmosphere, also homes another major aspect many around the world relate to — the art of celebration. With holiday parties occupying much of the December calendar, it comes as no surprise this city will house a magnificent celebration for New Year’s Eve on December 31. Roaring parties spanning from downtown to LoHi to RiNo will be in full force, and while your drink menus and food spreads are already planned, make sure not to forget one sizeable thing — an outfit. To aid in your decision-making process, we put together a guide to this season’s trends, but allow yourself to be creative, innovative and free.
The Lowdown: Sequins dominated not only stores around Denver, but also major fashion runways this season. Designers such as Halpern, Prabal Gurung, Rachel Zoe and Ashish stunned on runways as models debuted bright, light-catching sequin designs perfect for holiday parties. On Madison Lynch, a candy apple red, v-neck dress was a must. As the dress served as the star of the show, minimal accessories were needed but welcomed. We paired it with a black structured handbag detailed with silver metal, ankle booties also with silver metal details, a bright red lip and delicate diamonds. On George Cimochowski, a tailored menswear suit was the perfect option. Pops of deep red in his suit bridged the color vibe between his outfit and hers. Andrea Thrift donned a delicate, yet detailed sleeveless top with a red metallic flowing skirt paired with black sock booties, a black round handle handbag and fine diamonds. Dylan Spurgeon wowed in a neutral colored menswear suit with a pop of maroon and plaid detail.
The Lowdown: Timeless jewel-toned pieces paired with faux fur are perfect designs for partying into 2019. To complement the fur, pair with contrasting textures, patterns and details. On Racquel Parsons, a deep colored velvet dress was the perfect pair to her ruby red faux fur coat. The color coordinating sapphire diamonds added a touch of refinement and sophistication into the look. For Paris Creed’s ‘70s inspired outfit, warm colored pieces and delicate jewelry elevated the feel of the outfit.
The Lowdown: An always-appropriate approach for work, celebrations or events is selecting tailored menswear looks complete with vests, ties and overcoats with scarves. We incorporated velvet and mixed prints into the look to add elegance, glamour and sophistication. For a more casual approach to the holiday, pair a velvet blazer with dark denim.
All photography by Rebecca Grant.
Models provided by Goldie Mae Productions.
Hair by Joe Denny.
Makeup by Lois Erikson.
Jewelry provided by Shane Co.
Location provided by The Maven Hotel.