Just in time for seasonal celebrations, velvet, feathers, shimmer, plaids, faux fur and vibrant saturated hues are taking center stage.
“Holiday 2023 trends have focused on ‘metallica’ — shimmer and shine are in for the season, whether it be metallic fabrics and finishes or a lurex thread — definitely a sparkle moment,” said Katy Nagel, owner of Gray Boutique in downtown Pensacola.
For the holidays and beyond, look for statement sleeves.
“Puffy, ruffles, mutton, all of the exaggerated styles are still on trend,” Nagel said.
“Plaids are back — classic, tartan, black watch and houndstooth,” noted Nagel. “Animal prints are making a comeback with a metallic twist and heavier focus on zebra.”
Wider is still where it’s at when it comes to pants, said Nagel: “Oversized and relaxed, wide leg everything — crops, jeans, trousers and jumpsuits.”
Slip dresses are making a comeback as are corset-style tops and dresses.
After seasons of gold jewelry dominance, welcome back silver! Belts are big. Look for statement earrings, layered necklaces with charms and embellished hair accessories like bows, headbands and jeweled barrettes.
For cozy days at home — or holiday errands — embrace comfy, stylish, elevated athleisure.
While she loves beach days and sunsets as well as trips to the dog park with her German Shepherd, days at home relaxing with pets are some of December model Madelyn Champion’s favorites.
“What home to me means is a place where you are comfortable with friends, family and pets,” said the University of West Florida graduate who works in property management while pursuing a master’s degree. “My favorite ways to relax include snuggling up with my pets and watching movies with them or baking a tasty treat.”
Holidays are typically spent with her grandparents who live nearby in Santa Rosa Beach, feasting and exchanging gifts. Oh, and loving on her black German Shepherd Kaia and tabby cat Hot Dog!
Pilates, running and painting are among Champion’s hobbies. While athleisure wear is a versatile everyday clothing option, ’90s grunge and minimalist chic are also in Champion’s repertoire.