The holidays are the most exciting and stressful time of the year. Whether you’re shopping for the perfect gifts or hunting for the best party outfit, it’s tempting to leave everything until the last minute. Fortunately, it’s never too late to get what you need for the holidays!
We chatted with style maven Gretta Monahan on everything from last minute gift ideas to the trendiest holiday party looks. You may know Gretta from her frequent appearances on The Rachel Ray Show and Good Morning America, or from her collection of award-winning spas and boutiques. As a fashion expert, Gretta has styled everyone from Hollywood royalty to moms on the go.
Go To Holiday Style: Sparkle
During the holidays, everyone can use a little style help. If you’re still stuck on what to wear to Christmas dinner, you can’t go wrong with some sparkle.
“Everyone feels better in bling, and this is the season to do it!” Gretta says a metallic party dress with an a-line skirt is a classic, yet fun way to dress up for this holiday. But don’t let the sparkle stop there.
“Even if you’re wearing a shimmery fabric for your dress, you actually can go bold with your accessories, your bag, even your makeup,” says Gretta. “All of these new fabrics and textures work together really beautifully, so you can really load that on and be comfortable and look great.”
Go To Jewelry: Bold Statements
Big, bold statement jewelry is an excellent way to accessorize your holiday look. Whether you opt for an art deco necklace or a pair of chandelier earrings, you’re sure to stand out from the crowd for all the right reasons.
Once you’ve picked out what to wear, you can focus your attention on what to get for the remaining people on your shopping list.
“What I look at when it comes to men and women’s gift giving is what is easy, what don’t I have to worry about size-wise, and brands,” says Gretta. “When you can figure out what someone’s favorite brand is, that is something that really feels like a special gift.”
Go To Shopping: Amazon
When it comes to last minute shopping, Gretta has a one-stop shop to satisfy anyone’s Christmas wishes. Amazon has always been known to be great for last minute holiday shoppers. They offer free same day shipping and carry items from thousands of different brands.
“A lot of people are like me and are beauty junkies, so you definitely want to check out Amazon’s luxury beauty store,” says Gretta. “They have really cool kits, things you can do as stocking stuffers...you can find everything you need on their, including men’s grooming.”
To brainstorm some last minute gift ideas or to snag a special gift for yourself, check out Amazon.com for fashion, beauty, and more!