This time of year, it seems every night and weekend is booked with a festive gathering, be it an office happy hour or the grandest of all shindigs, New Year’s Eve. Such a full social calendar calls for an equally full roster of go-to holiday looks worthy of each occasion. For help in this department, we turned to the well-heeled experts at our Beverly Hills flagship for tips on the perfect holiday ensembles in our latest installment of From the Floor. We tapped visual manager JC Gamat and women’s designer specialist Chrys Wong, who snapped selfies showing how and where they’ll be sporting the season’s top trends.

When is comes to personal style, this dynamic duo runs the gamut from sporty to sophisticated, sometimes within a single look. “Style is something that shouldn’t be taken too seriously, it should be fun!” Gamat told us. “I like unexpected combinations of colors, details, and textures.”

“High quality materials, impeccable tailoring, and artisanal details are what I look for,” Wong elaborated. “I find special pieces tend to stay in my wardrobe longer, and I get more wear out of my clothes when I absolutely fall in love with them.”

Scroll on for a closer look at what you’ll see these two Angelinos wearing during the next few weeks, then head to Barneys to make sure that your own closet is prepped for whatever engagements are coming your way.



THE ROW Ashtoll Coat / CÉLINE Boiled Wool Pants with Floral Embroidery / CÉLINE Turtleneck Sweater

“California winter doesn’t require snow gear, but it does get chilly, especially in the hills where I live and often go for dinner parties. This light-weight cashmere flannel coat provides just the right amount of warmth, and its color brightens up my mood during the gloomy months.  The coat’s architectural quality and longer length are key to playing down the dramatic pants, yet simultaneously playing up the luxurious details of the hand work that goes into the making of this masterpiece.”

DRIES VAN NOTEN Jacquard Ciego Top / PROTAGONIST Double-Slit Patent Leather Skirt / BALENCIAGA Topstitched Chelsea Boots

Dries Van Noten brings out the Bohemian in any girl. I like to pair jacquard—which is traditionally more folksy—with something tougher. This Protagonist patent leather skirt and the Balenciaga punky Chelsea boots are perfect to add some edge. I would wear this outfit to an Oscar-related party sometime in December.”

VALENTINO Embroidered Cable-Knit Sweater / VALENTINO Denim Wide-Leg Gaucho Pants / VALENTINO Butterfly Backpack / BALENCIAGA Topstitched Chelsea Boots

“People often think of Valentino as evening wear only—not so! The collection also features plenty of wearable separates that are so beautifully made. This look is comfortable to wear and right on-target with the latest trends. Craftsman sweater and cropped denim are what I want to wear for a family holiday meal this season.”

BALMAIN Velvet Cargo Shirtdress / BALENCIAGA Stretch Lambskin Leggings / AZZEDINE ALAÏA Platform Hiking Boots

“Nothing looks more rich and sexy than velvet, and I like sensual looks that show no skin. This is a perfect outfit for date night during the holidays.”

On Chrys: LANVIN Moroccan Patchwork Gown / LANVIN Mai Tai Clutch

On JC: ANN DEMEULEMEESTER Tuxedo Blazer / SAINT LAURENT Silk Jersey T-Shirt / PAUL SMITH Twill Wide-Leg Trousers / LOEWE Cap-Toe Bluchers

Chrys says, “What more can I say about this look than, simply, look at it! It’s pure spectacle. Someone should be welcoming the New Year in this opulent gown.”

JC also amps up the glam. “I like the idea of a broken-up evening look. The Ann Demeulemeester peak lapel tuxedo blazer is a piece that can be paired with almost anything from my wardrobe. There is something about the elongated shape of the jacket that pairs really well with the higher waist of the Paul Smith pants. Wide-leg pants are prominent in my wardrobe, and they’re something I’ve really warmed up to over the years. I’d wear this on New Year’s Eve to a concert at Walt Disney Hall.”

PAUL SMITH Heavyweight Twill Overcoat / MAISON MARGIELA Metallic Turtleneck Sweater / HAIDER ACKERMANN Corduroy Ankle-Zip Trousers / DRIES VAN NOTEN Spazzolato Slip-On Shoes

“This Paul Smith coat is one of my must-haves of the season. The classic silhouette and the color make this coat special. I gravitate toward wearing more tonal ensembles, and the Maison Margiela runway top adds the right amount of unexpected glam to the outfit, perfect for a holiday work party.”

SAINT LAURENT Leather Button-Front Jacket / LOEWE Striped Tieneck Top / SAINT LAURENT Corduroy Jeans / SAINT LAURENT Triple-Zip Wyatt Chelsea Boots

“Everybody needs a leather jacket, and what better time to wear it than a holiday date night. I’ve always been fascinated with the ‘70s, and even more so after frequenting some vintage stores here in California. The androgyny of the Loewe top adds a playful touch, while the Saint Laurent leather jacket toughens up the look. Of course, it can’t be the ‘70s without some corduroy.”

VALENTINO Crewneck Sweater / HAIDER ACKERMANN Cropped Trousers / VALENTINO Pyramid Stud-Detail Bluchers / BALENCIAGA Structured Backpack / BORSALINO Traveler Fedora

“Family Christmas dinner means eating lots of food and sitting around catching up with the family. The cashmere sweater epitomizes comfort and the boxy silhouette gives this sweater some character. Backpacks are a great alternative for carrying all my holiday gifts.”

LOEWE Grid-Print Shirt / ALEXANDER MCQUEEN Low-Rise Trousers / BARNEYS NEW YORK Reversible Belt / BARNEYS NEW YORK Chelsea Boots

“Nothing screams fun and celebration for New Year’s Eve more than this Loewe printed silk shirt. The print and colors can be intimidating, but pairing it with black tuxedo pants really allows the shirt to be the focal point of the outfit. The BNY Chelsea boots are versatile enough to dress up or dress down with a pair of jeans.”

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