Up Your Style Game With Karla Birbragher’s Holiday Guide to Fabulously Festive Fashion

December 5, 2017 - Article reads in
Karla Birbragher at a Target holiday fashion event

We love holiday fashion—there’s just something about cozy sweaters, statement boots and sparkly accessories that puts us in a festive mood. But with all the super important get-togethers coming up (we’re talking holiday soirées, New Year’s parties and loads of family gatherings) it can be hard to find just the right look for each event…which is why we tapped Karla Birbragher, stylist to the stars and wife to television host Jorge Bernal!

“I like shopping at Target for holiday looks because not only do they have all the latest trends, but the prices are incredible. I can shop for my outfit, my husband’s and my kids’ all at the same time,” she said. “And when you’re a working mom, time is of the essence!”

We asked Karla to pull together a few of her favorite celebratory looks from Target at a recent holiday style event—where friends like Telemundo host Adamari López dropped in to join the fun—and let’s just say you’re in for a stylish season.

Karla Birbagher and Adamari Lopez at the Target holiday fashion eventRockin’ Red
Karla Birbragher styling two mannequins in shades of red

“Red is always a favorite for the holidays but this year, take your look to the next level by mixing and matching different shades of red! For my ladies, I paired a floral duster kimono jacket layered over a satin cami with crepe jogger pants, a tassel necklace and a ruffle heel, making it fun and trendy. This outfit works great for a family gathering. It’s stylish, edgy and also very comfortable, which is important if you are running around after the little ones,” Karla said.

She added: “For my fellas, I pulled together a plaid button down shirt with a bomber jacket and medium wash skinny jeans. I recommend adding a classic suede boot to pull this look together.”  

Holiday Frills and Thrills
Karla styling two mannequins in festive holiday outfits

“The second look I styled is perfect for any holiday party, whether it be for work or with your girlfriends! Velvet is one of the hottest trends this season and this velvet slip dress is THE holiday choice. Target offers dresses with exaggerated details and fun new prints that can pair with any outfit this holiday season. I finished this outfit with a faux fur stolepom pom drop earrings, and white booties to tie in the look and give it that elegant touch,” she said.

“For men, I love monochromatic outfits. The green on green look I styled is everything! You can easily achieve this look by pairing a twill button down shirt with a chino blazer and chino pants. Step up your shoe game by adding a wingtip boot that will keep you warm and fashionable at the same time.”

Comfort Meets Style
Karla showing off a shoulder bag on a styled mannequin

“Some holiday events—like low-key family gatherings or holiday shopping sprees—call for outfits that are comfortable and cute. I’ve been eyeing this chunky cowlneck tunic that pairs perfectly with chic velvet leggingsembellished mules and fun accessories.”

Karla also styled an equally comfy look for the guys: “The athleisure trend is still going strong, so I channeled that style into this laid-back look, using Goodfellow & Co from head to toe! I love how the sage green bomber jacket and trendy white tennis shoes elevate a simple jogger and t-shirt combo.”

Ready to spruce up your holiday wardrobe?  Shop Karla’s picks and more in Target stores or online at Target.com!

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