By SEBASTIEN LAFOREST Photography CONTRIBUTED
 H&M Textured-Weave Blazer, $70  Banana Republic Slim-Fit Stretch Poplin Dress Shirt, $60  J.Crew Broken-In Chino In Urban Slim Fit, $75  Cole Haan Pinch Gran Penny, $168  Brooks Brothers Signature Tartan Bow Tie, $55  H&M Leather Belt, $25  Calvin Klein Watch, $310
It’s the holiday season—which means you’ll most likely be attending a Christmas or two. Instead of opting for the usual green and red color blocking, or even the ever-so-cliché ugly Christmas sweater—why not try something new?
Here at Style et Rêves, we decided to give the traditional holiday party outfit a style upgrade. While maintaining the spirit of the holidays, we created a fresh, modern look that is not only stylish, but sophisticated as well. The key is to take one or two pieces that subtly invoke Christmas, and tastefully incorporate them into your outfit. We did exactly that by deciding to opt for a tartan bow tie, and pairing it with wine colored pants, which pulls our entire look together.