With the holiday season approaching, invites for seasonal celebrations ahead are bound to start filling up your inbox. As fun as the end-of-the-year festivities may be, navigating what to wear during such a busy time can be an exhausting feat. To make the process less painful, celebrity stylist Erin Walsh, who’s responsible for Anne Hathaway‘s iconic, head-turning looks, is sharing her top styling tips to curating a chic and functional holiday wardrobe with ease.
When it comes to styling her clients, including Kerry Washington, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Jameela Jamil, the New York City-based stylist has mastered the art of polished playfulness. Whether it’s eveningwear like a voluminous Christopher John Rogers gown or a casual airport look like neutral-toned separates under a black peacoat, Walsh has the unique ability to fuse elegant silhouettes with eclectic accents to reflect the wearer’s personal style.
Her approach to dressing up for the holidays also embodies this ethos. Instead of following trends or traditional fashion rules, she advises to opt for styles, colors, and silhouettes that put you in a celebratory mood and “use unexpected accessories to make any look feel fresh.” And as the Style Expert of luxury boot brand La Canadienne, one of her favorite hacks is pairing the brand’s “combat and chelsea boots with party dresses” to add instant edge to any ensemble.
Ready to get your seasonal party wardrobe on point? Walsh shares more styling gems ahead.