Mistletoe Ready with Joe Zee

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas… In fact, just this morning before I started writing this post, I went on a long walk with Luke le chien and on the way home, we stopped to get our tree! It now sits in the living room and the entire house smells like Christmas morning! I hung our stockings on the fireplace and mistletoe will soon adorn our threshold too. Which means it is time to get mistletoe ready!

For this really special Christmas post, I enlisted Editor in Chief of Yahoo Style, Author and Host Joe Zee to help with some super special tips for the party season.

Make a statement

To be mistletoe ready, have some fun and step out of your comfort zone this holiday season. Seek a statement piece – maybe one you typically wouldn’t normally wear – a funky jacket, a big piece of jewelry or a bold tie – and add it to that holiday outfit. This is the fastest way to add pizazz to your look. It’s also an easy way to take a look from day to night which is important during the busy holiday season.

Start with the winner

Know what makes you feel good about how you look in it, and play it up. Throw on that pair of shoes or that specific skirt that gives you confidence and always makes you feel like a million bucks and make it your signature piece for the holidays!

Mistletoe Ready with Joe Zee

Let it shine

What better time than the holiday season to embrace the sparkle in you. Metallics and shine are a huge trend right now, both for day and night, so why not add some sparkle to your everyday look. Try a sequin trimmed t-shirt with that pencil skirt or add a metallic belt and shoes to that natural look. Don’t forget to dazzle with your smile. For that mistletoe-ready smile check out Crest 3D White Professional Effects Whitestrips and the Oral-B 7000 Electric Toothbrush with Bluetooth. It connects with your phone to give real time feedback on brushing!

Inside and out

Fashion isn’t just about what you wear on the outside, but it’s also about how you feel. Take time to pamper yourself before the event. Reflect on how you want the holidays to unfold, don’t just let them happen. This will make sure you’re at your very best.  Take a luxurious bath and leave time for grooming, ladies! The Venus Swirl Razor contours over curves for flawless skin.

Mistletoe Ready with Joe Zee

Layer that LBD

 Take a simple staple, like a little black dress, and turn it into something new for each occasion. Consider it a blank slate that you can dress up or down with layers, fabric textures and awesome accessories. Try layering a blouse or even a turtleneck underneath (for that 60s look which is so on trend!) and even belting a jacket or sweater over it.

Go big or go small

There’s a saying that “women shop and men just buy”. But there’s no reason that the guys can’t also love the part this holiday season. Guys, don’t be afraid to have some fun with your wardrobe this season as well. You can embrace trends by going all out or just have a small nod to it (I like to call this tip-toeing into the trend). If color isn’t your thing, why not have a pop of it with your tie or your pocket handkerchief but if you’re feeling bold, then the holidays are the perfect time to branch out and try a colored jacket mixed with a solid pant. It’s all about the mix and match. 

Look the part from head to toe

Being well-groomed is just as important as what you wear during the holidays. Be sure to have a fresh shave before you head out so you’ll be ready for your big mistletoe moment! The Gillette Fusion ProShield Chill with lubrication before and after the blades shields from irritation and ensures you’re ready for your mistletoe moment!

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For the tools that make you shine this holiday season visit Walmart.com/MistletoeReady.