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.
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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.”
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.”