December is one of the most pivotal months of the year. We’ve got the rush of family gatherings, parties with friends, trying to prepare for the new year and that mental realignment that I think most of us feel as the year comes to a close. Stay in style with these fashion, beauty & lifestyle readings customized to your star sign.
As an Aries woman, you probably love delicate, unique jewelry and bundling up in lots of warm layers when the weather is cold. A simple piece like this Diamond Shaped Pendant Necklace is the perfect length to fill any neckline or layer over a thin turtleneck sweater.
Since red is your power color, try this Rouge Wool Blend Coat for a bargain price from H&M. If you find yourself recently back on the market, strut your stuff in something formfitting, metallic or mini length. Your power point is brows, so rock them with a sweep of shimmery neutral shadow or a bold lip and show the world you’re ready to take 2018.
Taurus women walk the line of being down to Earth yet incredibly seductive, often demonstrated by your flirty style. As an Earth sign, neutral colors such as camel, espresso and eggshell are a safe zone but try a shade of pink for special occasions, as it will bring you extra luck and love. Something like this Velvet Off the Shoulder Mini Dress is perfect for parties and it compliments your shapely stems just right.
December is a great month to invest in skincare. Look for natural or organic products that focus on glowing healthy skin like the GlamGlow Glowstarter moisturizer. The candied scent and mild shimmer make it perfect for no-makeup days, cake-face days and everything in between. Next year, your focus will be on mental, physical and emotional health. You have been in a phase of change which comes to a head sometime before your 2018 birthday. Embrace the change, remain humble and remember that all this growth will result in even more badassery.
You twins are known for having a double personality, which means you also have double the style. Icons such as Naomi Campbell, The Olsen Twins and Stevie Nicks are also born under this bewitching sign. Drape yourself in glitz and glam with lots of jewelry and anything tailored to show off your buns. You are known for being a bit of a workaholic, so play sexy Santa in a bold red culotte-blazer combo for a festive yet profresh look.
No Gemini would ever try to deny their love of shoes. Since it is boot season, go for something sleek that you can wear day to night like these Caged Velvet Booties. If you have been feeling dull or drained lately, it isn’t just the holiday rush getting you down. Try amping up your fitness with stretches every morning, meditation every night or join your local gym.
Despite your sometimes hard exterior, you’re often happily escaping in a state of fantasy, planning your next dinner party or date night. December is crab season, so get cannibalistic with some crab dishes, such as these crab balls with a sparkly NYE touch.
Inspired by any and everything luxurious, this is your time to shine. Layer on fabrics known to royalty such as fur, satin and velvet. Try this Velvet Floral Wrap Dress as a transitional Winter-Spring piece and layer with a fur scarf, tights and lots of rings or necklaces. You’re going to hit the ground running in 2018 so use any downtime you have now to catch up on home, health and hobbies.
As a Leo, one of your strengths is…well, strength. This year has been a rollercoaster yet you’ve been holding yourself together so well that almost no one would know how many things are going on under the luscious mane of hair. Find a way to bring some sparkle back in your life with a new fragrance and jewelry. A new scent like the Elizabeth & James Nirvana Bourbon will have you back on the prowl.
To remind yourself of what a powerful vixen you are, stack on some positive energy with the Alex & Ani Moonlight Charm. This symbol represents light during challenging times. Surround yourself with positive influences and participate in uplifting activities. Reach out to friends for support when needed and channel any anxiety into a relaxing, creative hobby.
Virgos are known for being one of the dreamiest star signs. Look for silhouettes that make you look even more angelic and add length to your frame; you might want to channel something with 70’s vibes like this soft bronze slit dress. Pair it with a faux fur shrug and strappy heels for a fun night out.
Despite the fact that you’re fun and practically a people-magnet, you’re secretly a home body. DIY a thrifted table or chair to jazz up your personal space. Add fur like the Ivory Flokati Gunnar Chair above for a cozy holiday touch. As a planner, your mind may be occupied by money matters and setting yourself up for the future. Cash may have been tight for the past few months, and you’ll feel that still as we move into the holidays, but never fear – this is the last major financial stress you’ll feel for a very long time and next year you’ll be spending pretty.
As a cardinal sign, you have a strong sense of self. You are carefree, and tend to overlook fashion and style for experiences such as traveling, trying new restaurants or concerts and new museum exhibits. This season, try picking out something light and feminine that can be embellished or worn semi-casual like the satin and lace dress above. Switch the belt for something bejeweled or layer on a few dainty necklaces.
On a relationship front there may be tension bubbling to the surface about an ongoing issue. This is the best time to work through it, and by the second week of the month you should be back on track and even better than before, with a renewed sense of love and lust. To channel those emotions, cuddle up with a book and some tea, and escape with some poetry.
As a Scorpio, you love to be the center of attention. Light up the room in this outfit – reworking the traditional NYE sequined dress into an unexpected jumpsuit that is sexy and stylish. On a fashion front, you appreciate classic fashion pieces of 40’s – 60’s icons. Give your style a 2018 revamp by playing with prints this month. Embellish with jewels around your neck and hands using crystals and gems in your favorite colors.
You fiery scorpions are known to wear your hearts on your sleeves. Start 2018 early by acknowledging your growth and successes throughout 2017 and letting go of any grudges or emotions that serve no positive purpose. You are finally settling into a dynamic rhythm of love, life and career; take some time to journal or share your blessings with your loved ones. Over the past year your career and income have been blossoming, and that comes to a head next month.
In matters of the heart, you may be feeling a tad bit lovesick, whether you’re taken or single. A second chance for someone may present itself, but consider if he’s Mr. Right, Mr. Right Now or Mr. Wrong. Of course, professionally and financially you are moving in a great direction. Treat yourself to a new item that’s fun yet functional for the holidays.
Like Queen Nicki, you’re a little offbeat in the best way. Channel your one of a kind style and share your bubbly personality by hosting a party this month (possibly a birthday party if you are a December Sag). Dance the night away in these ridged platforms with a popping pedi in pink, yellow or blue.
Nostalgic by nature, this last month of the year is exactly where you want to be, Cap. Instead of desperately searching for sure footing, revel in the unexpected and be spontaneous for once. Drape yourself in blue and lace and enjoy an evening at a musical, symphony or gala. There will be lots of time for socializing and networking this month so spend it wisely.
Feeling the need for something new? With birthdays and holidays just around the corner, try to resist the temptation to spend unnecessarily. Instead, test out loved items worn in unconventional ways; layer a dress with jeans, a vest and booties, or tie a satin scarf or ribbon around your wrist as a bracelet.
Few would deny that you are the social butterfly of the zodiac, Aquarius, and that means December is a super busy month for you. Your style balances feminine and masculine well, and embrace the androgyny with this architectural, graphic mini. Dress up and get down to your local haunts, or take a quick weekend trip with friends.
You usually have a few love interests or flings, but December is smooth sailing for you. This leaves plenty of time for focus on money and career, setting yourself up well for the new year. If you’re feeling a little heartsick this winter try a good read: How to Be Parisian. After all, didn’t the French invent your favorite drink, champagne?
Pisces are known for their insight, so you may already know what this month holds for you. The past year has been a whirlwind of financial and career growth, travel and personal development; themes to play into next year as well. Keep your eyes on your wallet as there is potential for something to slip. It might actually be time for a new handbag or wallet to store all the spoils of your hard work this past year. Go for something in navy, olive, millennial pink or mulberry, as those are colors that work all year round.
Pisces are perfect in pastels, so a coat in a shade of lilac or mint is refreshing this time of year, when things can be dark and gloomy. The new year feels like a period of transition for everyone, but you’re starting early this month Pisces. In tense situations, take a step back and reflect before reacting, and be judicious about when to use your Piscean wisdom.