Every Friday in our column “Style Selec’tings” Kingstonstyle’s Fashion Editor, E. Hansen-McKnight, scours the web to give you the week’s best in clothing and accessories from web-savvy Jamaican stores and designers.
‘Tis the season to get festive: brush that lip with colour, load on those extra bangles and get your nails done because someone’s camera phone is bound to catch you in the holiday spirit. But even when the camera phones are finally off and the dancing begins, it’s just nice to leave a lasting impression. This week in the column we compiled a few looks from local designers and retailers that will help you leave a mark at whatever holiday soiree you venture to. From flirty skater skirts to skinny little two-pieces, there is plenty to go around this Christmas.
Jumpers, crop tops and leather skirts are all perfect foundational items to get your outfit on its way to striking. We liked the comfy style of this black and white print jumper on sale 40% off at The Wardrobe. Pile on the accessories , add a head tie and throw on some sky high booties and you’ve kicked this dressed down sale item up a notch. If you’re looking for something a little more sexy-flirty, these looks from Grandeur Femme and Alter Ego show miles of skin and mix faux leather and gold, making for a more glitzy glamour look. Accessories of course are always important and we are loving the latest sparkly earrings from Peace-Is of Bianca (hehem, Dear Santa..). Looking for something a little more sophisticated but playful for that holiday party? Try this leather midi skirt from Style Savvy or the two-piece midi dress from Bag Lady by Ms. Jaye.
We can’t forget that holiday in Jamaica also calls for ample beach time. Local designers know this so they’ve rolled out new holiday styles just in time for your getaway. We love this Yahdie Conscious cropped sweatshirt over a pair of bikini bottoms. For a street look, add a pair of high-waisted shorts and boots (think Patra circa “Romantic Call”). For something a little less funky, Jae Jolly is creating all kinds of beauty with the wide leg pant using various bold-coloured patterns. Lastly, songstress and local fashionista Denyque has a new crop of sexy bikinis from her WETswim line. Plenty of lovely styles going around so get started shopping early this year before all the good garb is gone and create your standout look for the holiday season.