Happy Monday, friends! I rounded up a bunch of holiday style in case you need ideas for events you have coming up.
Whether it’s a holiday cocktail party, at-home get together with friends, Christmas Eve church service, office party, or you just want to look cute for Christmas shopping… I’ve gotcha covered!
SIZING NOTES: I’m 5’5″ with an hourglass shape, and I usually take a 6/28 in pants/jeans, a small in tops, and size 8 shoe. I linked the sizes I’m wearing beneath the pictures. And by way of disclosure, gifted items are indicated by c/o. That means a company sent it to me; everything else I purchased myself.
Holiday Outfits for Every Occasion
In this first look, I love the juxtaposition of the cozy sweater and faux leather pants. The metallic pumps and oversized beaded earrings give it a festive flair. I didn’t want to leave the neckline bare, so I wore two small necklaces in complementary black and gunmetal tones. This is an outfit I’d wear to a Christmas or New Year’s Eve party at someone’s home or out to dinner with friends.
Here’s a monochromatic look with the same faux leather pants. This time I paired them with a glittery black top, and I wore black suede pumps.
The key to creating a great monochromatic outfit is to have a mix of textures, so I topped it off with a faux fur jacket.
If the invitation says “cocktail” or “festive attire” or anything like that, this dress is PERFECTION. The fit is amazing, and it’s super flattering and comfortable to wear all night. Throw on a leather moto or faux fur jacket to top off the look. I’d wear this to after-hours office party or a NYE bash at a friend’s house.
For a dress that isn’t quite as va-va-voom, this red cable knit sweater dress is nice for church and work related events. It also comes in a pale grey heather, and it’s 50% off + free shipping with code JOY. If you need it right away, LOFT offers curbside pickup at most retail locations.
This tie sleeve blouse with sleek black pants is another conservative option for work or church. This blouse comes in lots of pretty colors, and there’s also this tie sleeve sweater, if you prefer something a little cozier. I’m wearing the Claret Red, but the Lush Green and Rich Cabernet are also really pretty for the holidays. The ivory and black are good options too.
Here’s that look topped off with my black wool reefer. If you wanted to make it more festive, you could go with a faux fur coat.
If you’re more comfortable in jeans, I’m right there with ya! I really like this Red Claret with dark wash jeans.
If you don’t want to blend into a sea of red and black outfits at your next holiday party, try wearing a pretty evergreen instead. This sweater is the Night Meadow color. See more of this look in this post.
And a sparkly top with black jeans is always a safe bet at the holidays. This top is unfortunately selling out, but here’s another good option at a great price.
This look is similar, but the sequin top and sleek black pants take it up another notch.
When an event calls for casual festive attire, pairing a fun statement sweater with jeans and knee boots is a good option. These Kendra Scott earrings add texture and shine to the cozy look.
And speaking of that faux leather puffer, here’s an example a winter date night look I would wear to a casual holiday party in a pinch.
This sweater isn’t a traditional holiday color, but I think a pretty mauve can look really festive at this time of year. It’s fun to wear something a little unexpected. The wide boatneck and fine gauge cashmere look elevated and a little extra special. (This is the Mink, by the way, and I also have this sweater in the Merlot, which is another great option for casual holiday looks.)
Unfortunately, my booties have sold out in the black, but these are similar and 30% off with code GREEN30.
And here’s how that jacket looks zipped up. I do sometimes zip it because I often wear it when it’s cold out.
If you like a pop of red to give a nod to the holidays, never underestimate the power of a good red accessory like a scarf. And also a red manicure! This is an outfit I wore to church last year at Christmastime.
Underneath, it’s just a simple neutral outfit that I’d wear anytime during the winter, but the nails and scarf give a nod to the holiday without being too over-the-top.
And while we’re dredging up pictures from last year, I found this one. I wish this tee was still in stock because it’s so cute. I saved it and can’t wait to wear it. It’s warming up this week, so hopefully I’ll have the chance. This is the perfect outfit for running errands this time of year or going to your child’s holiday event at school.
This is a cozier version with the same tee. Any holiday-themed graphic tee will work with these looks. Pair it with your favorite jeans, and then top it off with a cozy cardigan or an edgy leather jacket for the perfect casual-chic holiday outfit!
And finally, this look is from two years ago, but I’ve always loved it, and I really wanted to show something with an ivory top. I love wearing ivory at Christmastime, but for some reason, I haven’t styled one yet this year.
This metallic sweater is no longer available, but there are lots of current options available. I love these OTK boots, but my current Sam Edelman knee boots work as well. Also, how fun are these earrings? And they’re still available, yay!
I hope this gives you tons of holiday outfit inspiration. See even more of my holiday style HERE!
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photos: Alison Cornell