The holidays are here, and ringing in the end of the year calls for one very important thing: festive dressing! Whether you’re headed to a blowout party or an intimate family get-together, part of the fun of the season is embracing holiday style signatures (including loads of sequins, velvet and luxe metallics). That being said, it’s also easy to go too far this time of year – the key is taking holiday motifs and making them feel modern, and none other than Beyoncé just nailed it. How so? She made an unlikely piece, hot pants, feel holiday party-ready.
Hot pants first appeared in the 1930s, but didn’t emerge as a major trend until the ’70s, during the disco era: the upper thigh-grazing shorts were designed in all sorts of luxe fabrics, from velour to lamé. Today, they’re often worn during the summer time, in sprightly florals or denim. But Beyoncé somehow made them feel appropriate for December. She styled her silver Prada pair with a sheer white turtleneck and big faux fur jacket, topped off with big white hoop earrings and nude pumps.
The end result was a fresh take on wintry whites that didn’t feel cheesy. Now, does this mean you have to wear hot pants for your own Christmas soirée? Not necessarily. Just channel the queen Bey energy and try to think outside of the holiday box.
This original article can be found on VOGUE UK.