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November 7, 2006 > Mervyns brings joy to the wallet with affordable yuletide glamour

Mervyns brings joy to the wallet with affordable yuletide glamour

Hayward (Nov. 1), PRNewswire_Deck winter wardrobes with merry holiday fashions from festive company gatherings to New Year's Eve celebrations. At Mervyns, a family-friendly neighborhood department store, party-goers of all ages will find a wonderland of stylish options to satisfy both their social calendars and budgets.

"Mervyns makes dressing for holiday celebrations simple by offering buildable basics and affordable trend-right fashions that easily transition to suit any need and any occasion," said Michael Wallen, Mervyns' senior vice president, general merchandise manager for men's, women's and kid's apparel. "Whether it's a chic cowl neck sweater for mom, a sleek suit jacket for dad, or a head-to-toe cozy fleece set for the kids, families can revamp their holiday wardrobes under one roof and under budget."

For Mom
Busy moms appreciate style, value and convenience. At Mervyns, women will find the latest winter fashions such as belted satin blouses, jersey wrap dresses, lurex sweaters, wide-leg trousers, and embellished camisoles, as well as all the essential accessories to create a stunning evening look for a daytime outfit. Luxurious wraps, beaded metallic heels, jewel-toned jewelry, and embellished wristlets are all affordable additions that can make a big impact on any outfit.

For Dad
Adding select items to a few versatile basics can extend dad's wardrobe through the holidays, including suit separates, leather jackets, preppy argyle sweaters, long-sleeve polos, and classic ties. A suit jacket can easily dress up a pair of jeans and crew neck sweater, or, for a more casual holiday affair, he can opt for a leather jacket. Suit pants can also be worn with long-sleeve polos for a more casual look or an argyle sweater can be layered over a classic button-front shirt and tie to show off some yuletide style.

For the Kids
Kids' holiday style options run the gamut at Mervyns. Girls look stylish in a pink and black houndstooth skirt suit with black velvet trim paired with embellished, black velvet dress shoes. Boys will look great in a red velvet vest and coordinating tie, classic white long-sleeve shirt, and black dress slacks. For less formal occasions, bright colored zip-front fleece hoodies, thermal tops, striped polos, embellished denim, corduroy pants, and popular wheeled Heelys sneakers are the requisite winter fashions.

Holiday Styling Tips
Getting your closet ready for seasonal gatherings doesn't have to mean buying an entire new wardrobe. Mervyns' style experts offer the following practical tips to transition daywear basics to eveningwear glamour:
Accessories are a small investment that makes a big impact!
Women can switch their daytime ballet flats with a pair of strappy embellished heels to add punch to any outfit.
Start with a monochromatic outfit in one signature color, and then add colorful accessories.
A solid canvas is perfect for showcasing your favorite pieces and has a slimming effect.
Women can wear a lace camisole under a suit jacket during the day and simply replace the jacket with a rhinestone embellished cardigan sweater to sparkle for an evening celebration.
A wrap is both fashionable and functional. This basic piece can easily dress up a more casual jeans and t-shirt outfit, or provide warmth when paired with the perfect black cocktail dress.
Carry a small clutch or wristlet in your daytime tote -- when the evening festivities are underway, you have just enough space to carry the essentials and look chic at the same time.
Men can add a tie and leather jacket to turn an otherwise basic outfit into a sophisticated night time look.
A quick switch to a cashmere blend v-neck sweater in a cheerful holiday red or deep green adds a splash of color to a pair of men's suit pants for an after-hour event.

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