All eyes will turn to you when you show up to the holiday party decked out in Johnny Was, even if your get-together’s virtual again this year.
Story by Emily Chavous
Photography courtesy of Johnny Was
Whether your New Year’s plans involve a fancy soirée with your favorite people or Tiger King 2 and an early bedtime, you’re going to need a fabulous outfit. Because after making it through yet another chaotic year, we all deserve a night of dress up. Thankfully, El Paseo stores are stocked with an abundance of festive options suitable for almost any personality and price point.
For a resort-inspired holiday look that transitions easily from day to night, stop by Johnny Was at The Gardens on El Paseo. Their boho-chic threads are known for elevated stitch work and luxe fabrications. Patchwork patterns and florals make a regular appearance, but this holiday season, it’s all about a subdued palette and mixed textures.
Here are five pieces to consider to elevate your New Year’s look.
1. Have your champagne and wear it, too.
The lightweight Tanya Sequin Cropped Kimono will jazz up any outfit, from jeans and a T-shirt to a satin slip dress. Signature stitch work along the hems adds a subtle pop of color to this otherwise creamy and flatteringly neutral layer.
2. Build your look around chic basics.
This not-so-basic basic makes elegance seem easy and effortless — that’s probably why they call it the Amy Easy Cami. Ribbon-like shoulder straps and all-over black sequins transform a standard silhouette into a real showstopper.
3. Make a statement in sequins.
Similar to the cropped variation, the Tanya Sequin Kimono in matte black is a chic piece that can be layered over many different styles. Only this version brings extra drama with added length and a vibrant peekaboo liner fabric. Did we mention there are pockets?
4. Reach for a figure-flattering wrap dress.
Reach for the Tina Wrap Midi Dress to dazzle in desert-inspired metallic tones. The sleeves, the length, and the neckline hit in all the right places, and the combination of an elastic waist and flowy structure means this dress will fit and accentuate a range of body types.
5. Elevate your LBD.
Monochromatic fabrics are anything but boring if you just add some texture. The Zanda Lace Dress frames the face with a high neckline and cascades to the floor with a subtly cinched waist, drawing the eye with delicate lace detailing along the bodice.