Asima Khan, the Metro Detroit fashionista behind As I Make my Mark, shares 3 chic and affordable looks for your upcoming holiday parties.
Contributed by Asima Khan
Photography by Logan McLeod and Anna Soustina
Bring on the friendsgiving parties, cocktail soirées, gala’s, and charity events … Holiday season is upon us and I’m here for it!
As this is usually a time when spending seems to weigh heavy, I wanted to share 3 chic and affordable looks with pieces from Zara that I paired with some fun accessories and designer duds.
Satin Pant Set
Look number one is a monochromatic button down pant set in chocolate satin. Button down sets are highly in demand this year and in my opinion, this is a great option if you’re just not feeling a dress but still want to give off a fancier vibe. Zara satin top, and flared satin pants. I chose Aquazzurra platform shoes along with a mini croc embossed bag and a single strand rhinestone necklace to complete the look. Adding a bit of bling was the perfect way to amp up this whole look. As an alternative more casual way to wear a set like this, pair it with sneakers and a bandeau top (buttons open) !
2. Cocktail Chic
Look number two is classic cocktail for me! This velvet mini dress with jewel embellishment as well as the black satin crop button down is a great mix of textures and adds an edge to your “little black dress” ensemble. A mini Amina Muaddi bag with some waterfall earrings was such a great way to tie in the work on the sides of the dress without going overboard. I chose a clear pump to elongate the leg but a Mach & Mach bow pump would also work well.
For extra added fun and to remain safe in large crowds, throw on a glitzy mask and make it part of your outfit!
3. Kimono Dress
Look number three is a little outside the box. I saw this Zara kimono jacket paired with denim while I was shopping and immediately thought how great it would look as a dress. But, it needed a pop! This pink feathered Saint Laurent bag couldn’t have gone better with this overall look. I kept the shoes simple however by adding the “Nudist” strappy heel by Stuart Weitzman. Since the kimono is a little sheer, a bustier top from Revolve and high wasted Skims provided just the exact amount of coverage I needed. Both necklaces are by Anuja Tolia.
The kimono I am wearing in black is not available online, but can be found in stores (reference number 07521076800101). Zara does have this blue version available online though.
So remember, there’s no need to break the bank this holiday season if you’re sticking to a budget. There’s plenty of options to keep you on trend and chic as ever. For Zara, we stan.
Happy shopping and Happy Holiday’s everyone!
– Asima Khan
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