The Magic of Hi-Lo Holiday Dressing

  "When they go low, we go high." ~ Michelle Obama There is enough stress around the holidays without the added anxiety of getting the kiddos dressed up and out the door for special occasions.  Times have changed and what used to be the gold standard for holiday dressing has shifted to a more modern twist on some old classics.  I am talking about the hi-lo mix. Think nice statement pieces mixed with simpler staples and layers, and some fun shoes or accessories. For the boys -   Dying to get him into that suit?  Let him wear it with some clean white Veja Elsplar Velcro Sneakers.  Add the button down sure, but no tie and maybe try just a fun tee (gulp) underneath instead.  Jacket required?  Great, do it with a button down, dark denim and the Sydney Brogue Boot from Young Soles.  I love the dressy shirt look if you can go sans jacket, there's a great Tia Cibani Vest Patchwork Button Down that lifts up a pair of jeans just as wellAdd The Rodney Derby Boot from Young Soles for a mod look. For the girls - A great coat always wins and is a quick fix for your daughters must have eye rolling number from H&M - maybe the Tambere Sherpa or nice classic wool.  Not a dress girl?  The Wide Leg Sphere Pants from Unlabel have the look of dressy but are super comfy not too girly.  Paired with a simple turtleneck for a tres chic yet festive look.  What shoes does she wear?  Instead of a predictable ballet flat try a great ankle boot.  Here's where you can have some fun - white or metallic boots go with everything so does Sonatina's Rudy Lace Up Boot (leopard is the new neutral).  If she's a denim girl, offset the look with a lace Emile et Ida Victorian top and some beautiful Brooklyn Mary Jane from Sonatina .  And if she loves a great dress, borrow from the boys and pair it with a Tia Cibani  Tri Pom Fedora for something a bit unexpected. Are you with me? This formula when mixed with a little patience and love will guarantee EVERYONE some holiday cheer.  And what's more, we are offering everything on the site 30% off with code HOLIDAY30. Happy Holidays! From Mars with love, xxMindi (photo courtesy of @charliegrosss)
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